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Assistant Buyer – Homeware/Electricals (TGN4349) – Excellent Salary DOE

Assistant Buyer – Homeware/Electricals (TGN4349) – Excellent Salary DOE

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Homeware

Job Ref: TGN4349

The Company:

An exciting opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join the Buying team of a Homeware supply chain business who work with customers like Dunelm, Argos and Asda. The working hours are Monday to Friday 8.30-5pm. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years experience in a Buying.


  • 24 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Modern offices
  • Friendly team
  • Growing brand

The Role:

  • Assist the Head of Buying and Buyer.
  • Work closely with the QC and Product Development Departments.
  • Obtaining market knowledge & analysing consumer buying patterns.
  • Working with the Buyer to predict future trends & identify opportunities to drive sales/profitability.
  • Manage a critical path to ensure deadlines are achieved.
  • Analyse, forecast and plan with the team to ensure the most profitable range is implemented.
  • Build relationships with suppliers (Europe, China, India etc).
  • Negotiate effectively with suppliers to agree the most commercial cost prices & buying terms.
  • Effectively manage own workload and be an active member of the buying team.
  • Create & maintain strong relationships with both suppliers & customers.
  • Understanding of reports and actions that may need to be taken.
  • Purchase Order Management.
  • Inputting orders onto critical path.
  • Dealing with issues arising with orders both internally and externally.
  • Sample Management
  • Processing samples received – labelling, logging, organising & filing samples.
  • Dealing with email and telephone queries
  • Proactively dealing with department queries across Buying & Merchandising.
  • Ensure accuracy in all areas at all times and keep a record of all communications.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • MUST have 2-3 years experience in Buying.
  • Ideally have a background in Homeware, Electrical Goods or Hard Goods.
  • Good IT skills – excellent knowledge of Excel (Databases, Vlookups, formulas etc.)
  • Be confident with excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Be accurate, methodical, motivated and trustworthy.
  • Good Literacy and Numeracy skills.
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