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  1. Assistant Buyer

    Lincoln | - £15k-£20k | From Linear Recruitment North

    My client is a leading regional contractor looking to recruit an Assistant Buyer to join their team. Ideally you will be experienced in assisting the lead buyer and will be working in construction... currently. My client is looking to recruit an individual that they can bring through the ranks ultimately culminating in the position of Company Buyer. This is a superb opportunity to join a market leading regional contractor. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Assistant-Buyer_job59990432 ... More

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  2. Assistant Buyer

    East Midlands | £ Excellent Dependent Upon Experience | From People Marketing

    Assistant Buyer Fantastic opportunity for a talented Assistant Buyer to work for a well-established and very successful retailer based in the Midlands in their Homeware division. The successful... exposure to retail buying. A refreshing time to join a company that are passionate about the products they sell and fulfilling their customer's needs. Assistant Buyer - The Role: Assist in ... this is maintained. Work with the Buyers Admin Assistant to ensure range and samples are well managed. Assistant Buyer - The Candidate: Experience working as an assistant buyer or senior buyers ... direction, and influence others around you when the time comes. Passionate about product and product development. Great market and trend awareness. Assistant Buyer - The Company: Must be... More

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  3. Assistant Buyer

    Leeds | £16k - 18k per year | From 360 Resourcing

    A leading Fashion retailer based in Leeds requires an ambitious Assistant Buyer to join their busy team. The Assistant Buyer will be accountable for managing and controlling the trim department... including linings, ticketing, labelling, button, hangers. As Assistant Buyer your responsibilities will include: - To work closely with critical path and buyers to ensure the timely delivery ... a passion for Fashion. You will be professional, commercial and innovative in your approach. This is a fantastic and very exciting opportunity for an experienced Assistant Buyer to join this extremely ... with the buyer to create accurate and timely product specifications on Oasis, in both Range Planning and Live System. Must be accurate and in line with Critical Path. - Work with buyer to produce... More

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  4. Assistant Buyer

    Wembley, Middlesex | From £23,000 to £27,500 per annum | From NEW CENTURY RECRUITMENT LIMITED

    Salary range - £23,000 - £27,500 depending on experience. Buying experience gained within retail, distribution or wholesale. Our Client is an established and rapidly expanding food/FMCG retailer... and supplier with over 400+ staff and a turnover exceeding £500m a year. Due to expansion they are now looking for a strong Buyer with experience gained within wholesale food/goods and supply from wholesale/supply/distribution into restaurants and associated customers. You will currently be a Buyers Assistant, Assistant Buyer, Buyer or Junior Buyer background. There isn't a corporate feel ... (New Century Recruitment Ltd). The services advertised by NCR Purchasing & Supply are those of an Employment Agency. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Assistant... More

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  5. Assistant Buyer

    Wakefield, West Yorkshire | From £19,000 to £21,000 per annum | From Edwards Recruitment Solutions

    Edwards recruitment are excited to advertise an assistant buyer for one of our major clienst based in west Yorkshire main responsibilities To manage contract and supplier performance To be... proactive in supplier management in identifying and resolving operational and tactical issues on low value contracts. Support the buyer Be an active member of the Procurement team Participate in projects and initiatives as appropriate. Promote and behave in a way consistent with the Organisation's Vision and Values What will you need as a successful Assistant Buyer? Interpersonal skills to build strong relations with key stakeholders 1 years buying/assistant buying experience Good understanding of procurement practices and procedures I.T. literate and capable of proficiency in... More

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  6. Assistant Buyer

    London | £20k - 25k per year + benefits | From Exsurgo Ltd

    A leading UK high street retailer is currently seeking to add to it's team a creative and forward thinking Assistant Buyer on their travel categories This is an excellent opportunity for an... experienced Assistant Buyer or Senior BAA with experience in these product categories who is looking for a new challenge and to increase their skills and experience. As Assistant Buyer, your responsibilities will include: Assisting the buyer in sourcing, planning and developing commercial and creative ranges. Building and maintaining relationships with existing suppliers as well as sourcing ... role for an experienced Assistant Buyer or Senior BAA looking for their next challenge - this will be a rewarding opportunity as you will play a key role in the department, and have excellent... More

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  7. ASSISTANT BUYER

    Havant | - £22k-£22k | From CVUK

    CVUK are recruiting for an active lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer proudly based in the UK. You will be responsible for maximising profit through effective sourcing, production... of the Supply chain & product life cycle . Use of CIMS & Excel If you have experience of working within the fashion industry as an assistant buyer, and are passionate and communicative please contact Niki Key on 0121 2301796 and email your CV to Nicola@cvukgroup.com . This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/JobSeeking/ASSISTANT-BUYER_job60027241 ... management and negotiation and assisting the Buyer in all aspects of the buying function. Essential experience: . Minimum 2/3 years experience at Buyers admin level . Good understanding of all... More

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  8. Assistant Buyer

    Central London / West End | Unspecified £Competitive+Benefits | From Lipsy Clothing

    Lipsy are looking for Assistant Buyer to join our womenswear separates division in this newly created role. Working with a Senior Buyer and managing a Buyers Admin you will be a.... This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/JobSeeking/Assistant-Buyer_job60040603 ... More

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  9. Assistant Buyer

    Rochdale | Unspecified Competitive | From Footasylum Ltd

    About Us.. Born in late 2005, and now trading with 30 high street stores, Footasylum is one of today's new and exciting retailers. The Footasylum team have a passion for fashion, and a shared... quirky and unique retail experience. As an Assistant Buyer for footwear you will provide crucial support to the existing Footwear Buyer while developing all the skills and insight you need to progress. About the role.. Working on the men's footwear department alongside the footwear buyer Support the buyer on a day to day basis. Develop relationships with the existing supplier base ... as an Assistant Buyer looking for the next step in their career progression. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Assistant-Buyer_job59990773 ... More

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  10. Assistant Buyer

    Coventry | From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum | From FastTrack Management Services (London) Ltd

    This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of FastTrack who are operating as an employment business. A well-known house building contractor, are currently looking to expand their buying... department, and this has created an opening for an assistant buyer. The successful candidate will have some experience within the procurement department of a house builder and will be working towards a construction qualification. Your main responsibilities will include the implementation of purchasing policy, negotiating terms and conditions, dealing with suppliers and placement of orders This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Assistant-Buyer_job60097032 ... More

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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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