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Buying Admin Assistant (TGN4348) – Competitive Salary

Buying Admin Assistant (TGN4348) – Competitive Salary

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Homeware

Job Ref: TGN4348

The Company:

We are looking for a Buying Admin Assistant 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 1-2 years experience in a similar role, Buying or Merchandising, and have worked with suppliers in the Far East. 


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

The Role:

  • Assist the Head of Buying and Assistant Buyer with process driven administration.
  • Setting up new products on the internal system including costings.
  • Work with Critical Path to ensure prompt deliveries.
  • To maintain buying timelines for production and launch of all new products.
  • Manage communication between China and the UK.
  • Deliver accurate information to the different departments in the business as required.
  • Input product information to in-house management systems and to keep information up to date.
  • Support the new product launch on schedule.
  • Assist with inputting supplier information, chasing quotes and information from the factories.
  • Ensuring that accurate product information is available to the various departments as required.
  • Maintain the critical path on a daily basis for the new product launch.
  • Negotiate pricing & get quotes from new suppliers.
  • Set up customer selected products on the internal system.
  • Liaise with contacts in China to order samples.
  • Order Initial Samples followed by Red & Gold Seal Samples.
  • Complete Cost Sheets/Quote Forms/New Line Forms.
  • Create & maintain strong relationships with both suppliers & customers.
  • Work closely with the QC and Product Development Departments.
  • Ensure accuracy in all areas at all times and keep a record of all communications.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • MUST have 1-2 years experience in Buying or Merchandising.
  • 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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