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  1. Assistant Buyer/ Buyer

    Exeter | £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum | From Hays

    Assistant Buyer / Buyer (D.O.E) - Exeter - Permanent - £20000 - £28000 (D.O.E). My client now requires a driven and professional candidate to join the purchasing function of there business, which.../Assistant-Buyer-Buyer_job61016472 ...

  2. Buyer/Assistant Buyer

    Borehamwood | From £34,000 to £35,000 per annum | From Support Services Group

    Buyer Borehamwood Salary £35,000 Buyer required to join a industry leading ground works and concrete frame specialist based in Hertfordshire. You will be working on a range of schemes both... working as a buyer for either a main contractor, a housing company or a civil company. A good M&E, Dry lining and building product knowledge essential. Salary starting £35,000, please forward your...

  3. Assistant Buyer

    Central London / West End | - £24k-£28k | From CVUK

    Amazing opportunity has risen for an ambitious, creative Assistant Buyer to join a well-established company striving from strength to strength. The role is for an Assistant buyer to join a... successful multiproduct area; my client is an outdoor lifestyle brand with plans to grow the business. If you are after a new challenge please contact me on louiza@cvukgroup.com This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/JobSeeking/Assistant-Buyer_job60941471 ...

  4. Assistant Buyer

    Manchester | £22000 - £25000 per annum | From Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain

    Summary Our client, a leading Building and Construction firm in the UK, are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join their strategic purchasing function. Client Details Our client is a... leading Building and Construction business based in Manchester and are recruiting an Assistant Buyer Description The position of Assistant Buyer would be within the sub-contractor buying team ... procurement support on projects. Profile If you are a graduate looking to mould your purchasing career in a leading firm in the construction industry then please apply. If you are a junior buyer/ procurement assistant or have a knowledge, through experience, of sub-contract buying and you are interested to be part of a dynamic and evolving sub-contract buying team please apply or call for more...

  5. Assistant Buyer

    Birmingham | From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum | From SF Group

    The SF Group is currently recruiting for an Assistant Buyer working for a rapidly expanding company based in West Bromwich. This company offers great training schemes, with excellent progression in... the procurement industry. There is on site parking and easy access to all major motorways. As Assistant buyer you will support the Buying team and Senior Management with day to day duties such as expediting all orders and maintaining the expanding supplier database daily. The role of Assistant Buyer requires a confident individual who can work in part of a larger team but also work ... immediate start. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Assistant-Buyer_job61091563 ...

  6. Assistant Buyer

    London | £20000 - £25000 per annum | From Michael Page Buying & Merchandising

    As this well known high street retailer goes through some exciting changes and rebranding they are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join their Homewares team based near Thurrock. You will be... working closely with theBuyer and head office team to pull together trend analysis, work with suppliers and help push the brand further. As the Assistant Buyer: - You will be experienced with working in a retail head office in a Buyers Assistant or Assistant Buyer function, ideally within Homewares but not essential - You will be very organised, have attention to detail and enjoy problem ... a well known high street retailer going through an exciting rebranding. Office location is easily accessible by car Assistant Buyer in Homewares, based close to Thurrock - £20-£25k Your application...

  7. Assistant Buyer

    Manchester | From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum | From Potential Recruitment

    Our client is a fast-paced, highly successful, industry leader who is looking for an Assistant Buyer to join their Buying team. They work in the exciting field of Health, Beauty and Cosmetics. ... This fantastic opportunity is for an Assistant Buyer to keep the Buying team hitting their targets for margin and stock! You will be working closely with exciting brands and fast moving traders ... an Assistant Buyer/ Buying Assistant. You will be confident with Excel, which you will be using to calculate margins. If you have a second language that is also a massive plus! If you are looking for a multi-faceted and exciting role in a fast moving sector, we are waiting to hear from you! This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Assistant-Buyer_job60998361 ...

  8. Assistant Buyer

    Coventry | | From FastTrack Management Services (London) Ltd

    This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of FastTrack who are operating as an employment business. Our client is well known house builder and they are currently recruiting for a... temporary Buyer to join the busy procurement team in Coventry. The ideal candidate will have worked for a house builder in the past and will have excellent organisational skills as the department are extremely busy. You will be expected to help the Senior Buyer with material and plant procurement. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Assistant-Buyer_job60889546 ...

  9. Assistant Buyer

    South West London | £28000 - £30000 per annum | From AdMore Recruitment

    Assistant Buyer - DIY West London £30,000 ROLE You will be the support to the Divisional Buying team in the DIY Department, assisting in the delivery of the business strategy. You... achieve. Build and maintain effective relationships. Highly organised with excellent IT skills. This role would be ideal for an assistant Buyer looking to support a fantastic department in a forward thinking business. If you are interested in this Assistant Buyer role and possess the skills above and have a desire to really make an impact on a category then please reply to Katie Leahy at AdMore ... posted as www.retailchoice.com/JobSeeking/Assistant-Buyer_job61004390 ...

  10. Assistant Buyer

    Warrington, Cheshire | £18000 - £23000 per annum | From Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain

    As an Assistant Buyer based in Liverpool you will manage low value orders and transactional functions in thePurchasing Department, ensuring all Engineering Goods, Services and Stocked materials are... procured in the most cost effective and business efficient manner. A successful applicant for the role Assistant Buyer based in Liverpool will have the following skills: - Excellent written ... or similar). Our client are a leading Chemicals business based in Liverpool and are recruiting an Assistant Buyer Competitive salary Your application will be reviewed by Michael Page. Please be ... . This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Assistant-Buyer_job61108156 ...

In the world of retail, a buyer's assistant, or assistant buyer, supports the purchase and sale of merchandise to aid the buyer who is responsible for the products that the company sells.

In fashion this will mean clothing and accessories, and in wider retail this could be anything from home furniture to electrical goods.

Who can I work for?

You can work for any firm that has a merchandising department. Fashion houses, designers and high street stores will all employ assistant buyers.

There are further opportunities with retail companies and supermarkets. A lot depends on your specific interest and experience.

Where and when can I work?

Fashion and retail are international industries, whereas a lot of the head offices are based in and around London. This work can take you around the world.

Usual working hours of 9 am to 5.30pm are applicable, however you may be required to work longer and unusual hours to attend events.

What can I earn?

Salary is dependent on the area of business and where the role is based. Assistant buyers usually attract a salary of anywhere between £18,000 and £31,500.

What are the benefits?

Being at the forefront of retail and fashion is one of the biggest benefits of the role. Employees can also enjoy a generous discount scheme and international travel.

Are there chances of promotion?

Progression in a company depends mainly on performance. An assistant buyer can easily work their way up to senior buyer within three to five years. Higher levels of management will usually require a graduate degree in business.

What will I be responsible for?

Working in the merchandising team, the assistant buyer will aid the team in identifying product ranges that are targeted towards a particular market and price range.

Daily duties will include verifying quantity and quality of stock received from manufacturers; authorising payment of invoices or return of shipment; approving advertising copy for publications and selling merchandise to become familiar with customers' preferences and attitudes.

Do I need any experience?

A degree in retail, buying, fashion, marketing, business, or related field is usually required. Demonstrable retail experience will also be beneficial.

What attributes are needed?

Usually an entry-level position, a buyer's assistant will need to be passionate about their chosen industry. They will also need to be creative, imaginative, decisive, have good judgment, and strong analytical skills.

Buyers need to be flexible as they may be working in the office one day and travelling abroad the next.

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