Assistant Buyer – Mens Casual Wovens
About the Role
Offering amazing product at the right prices for our customers, means building fantastic ranges at the right price first. Here at George our Buyers put the customer first; we listen, we’re in tune with their needs and we work hard together to offer the style and quality our customers seek.
You’ll find yourself immersed in an exciting, innovative and growing menswear category delivering the latest style credentials; and as an Assistant Buyer you’ll be supporting your Buyer in sourcing & developing it all!
It’s the perfect opportunity for an Assistant Buyer who’s already gained experience within a clothing retail buying environment, who’s looking for a new challenge and that next step.
This Assistant Buyer opportunity comes with specific range responsibility and the chance to support your Buyer across the wider department; delivering alongside our product design and merchandising teams. From concept to shop floor you’ll work together to make sure our products jump off the shelf, building customer loyalty to reinforce our menswear credentials in the marketplace.
You’ll have the opportunity to build strong relationships with our supplier base, get involved in price negotiation and support the buyer in building a range that’s right for our customer.
You’ll possess a keen eye for trend, live and breathe ‘fashion’ and be excited to see your products on sale across the shop floor. With experience ideally gained within retail buying or product development you’ll enjoy working directly with suppliers, be an excellent team player and strong communicator. You’ll also possess:
Ability to buy your own product area and manage the buying critical path from start to finish
Strong organisation & administration skills, coupled with the ability to problem solve
The ability to prioritize effectively, work at pace, demonstrate an attention to detail with good numerical, planning and analytical skills
Ability to manage a fast paced work load
Able to work as part of a team
As well as a competitive salary, you’ll also receive an excellent benefits package including colleague discount, a company share save scheme, a competitive pension scheme, a company bonus scheme and extra perks such as discounts at cinemas, gyms and holidays. We also like to share our success; after all you made it happen, so every eligible colleague is also part of the Asda bonus scheme. The development opportunities are endless and we’ll support you every step of the way to help further your career.