- Assisting the Buyer to deliver a distinctive, authoritative and outstanding assortment that will maximise sales and profit contribution. - Line manages, develops and motivates the Buying Administrator(s). - Maintains effective partnerships with suppliers and monitors their performance, recommending corrective action to the Buyer when necessary in order to deliver performance targets. - Processes product samples to meet range development deadlines. - Regularly visits Branches to share best practice and feedback.
The role of an Assistant Buyer is to support the Buyer in the delivery of the Buying calendar, at the same time leading and developing the Buying Administrator(s). Keeping abreast of competitor activity and communicating recommendations to the Buyer, Assistant Buyer's also maintain and develop communications with Branches and Suppliers, ensuring that responsible sourcing, due diligence and product safety requirements are met.
The successful candidate will work in our growing Imagery team, working with internal and external stakeholders of all levels to provide the best imaging products to our customers.
Required essential experience skills and qualifications
- Experience working in Buying, as either an Assistant Buyer or a Buying Assistant/Administrator. - Experience, understanding or interest in imagery (cameras, camcorders, lenses etc) would be advantageous.