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  1. Assistant Buyer

    Enfield | £21k - £23k pa + Pension, Free Parking | From White Recruitment Ltd

    Assistant Buyer - Enfield - Circa £23K - Apply Now! An Assistant Buyer is required for a manufacturer and distributor based in Enfield. The Assistant Buyer should have previous experience in... & purchase orders Assistant Buyer Requirements: * Good IT skills (with, as a minimum, practical knowledge of MS Excel & MS Word) * Being good on the phone, or a background in supplier negotiation is ... of 5 GCSE's with English & Maths essential. * The CIPS Qualification is an advantage. Assistant Buyer Package: * £20K - £23K, dependent on experience * Company pension scheme * Excellent ... purchasing and a good practical knowledge of MS Excel and Word. The Role: The Assistant Buyer's job duties will include: * Supplier negotiation - ensuring best value for money from...

  2. Assistant Buyer

    Fareham | £26k - £40k pa | From White Recruitment Ltd

    Assistant Buyer - Fareham - Up to £22,000 An Assistant Buyer is required on a permanent basis for a fast growing multi-site business located near Fareham. A CIPS qualification will be... beneficial, and a minimum of 2 years purchasing experience is essential. Assistant Buyer Responsibilities: * Identify new suppliers, agree terms and negotiate supply agreements where appropriate, including discount structures and volume rebates * Continually improve purchasing methods and drive down external spend * Ensure Stock is maintained between business to business agreed limits * Provide a professional approach to suppliers at all stages of contract/order negotiation * Raise Purchase Orders as requested from ERP generated demands Assistant Buyer Requirements: * A CIPS...

  3. Assistant Buyer

    Coventry | £19,000 per Annum | From Lifeline Fire & Safety Systems

    Job Title: Assistant Buyer Location: Based in Falkland Close, Coventry Salary: £19,000 per Annum Job Type: Full Time Due to our ongoing growth, Lifeline Fire & Safety Systems is looking for... an Assistant Buyer to join our team. Assistant Buyer - Job Summary: Assisting the Purchasing Department with the range of products procured, working proactively with Suppliers & Members of Staff to gain a full understanding of finished products & services. Assistant Buyer - Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities: * Presents relevant information in weekly meetings with Operations ... the needs of the business, the opportunity to develop the role is welcomed. Assistant Buyer - Person Specification: Essential : * Good organisational skills / ability to work to tight deadlines...

  4. Assistant Buyer

    Chippenham | £21k - £25k pa | From Head Office

    Are you a Graduate with 12 months experience within Purchasing / Buying? A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Graduate with a construction or procurement background to join a global... organisation as an Assistant Buyer. This is a permanent full time role and will involve working closely with the Senior Buyer and also liaising with Quantity Surveyors. Ideally, the successful candidate will be a recent Graduate with one years previous experience within a Purchasing environment. Any graduates with a construction industry background will be an advantage. SALARY: up to £25,000 (doe) + Excellent Benefits ...

  5. Assistant Buyer

    Milton Keynes | £25000.00 - £35000.00 pa | From Macildowie Associates Ltd

    Assistant Buyer- Retail Milton Keynes The role: Working within this blue chip retail organisation the role of assistant buyer will encompass category management; range planning and decision... making, managing supplier relationships, promotional planning and negotiating with both suppliers and internal functions such as marketing, online and supply. Role responsibilities: * Develop and deliver your own ranges in line with the Buyer * Negotiation with global suppliers to aximise the success of pormotional/range opportunities * Work closely with a range of internal stakeholders, including merchandising to maximise sales, profit and availability * Identify and deliver market leading ranges across your categories to deliver on and exceed sales targets * Monitoring competitor...

  6. Assistant Buyer

    South Wales | £18000-£26000 | From Abatec Ltd

    Summary My client is a main contractor with a fantastic reputation in the market for recognising talent and developing and progressing employees within the organisation. My client is looking to... recruit an Assistant Buyer to work in Cardiff. The chosen candidate will have the luxury of working within a well established team offering support and great career development. The role includes both material and plant procurement. You will: 1. Liaise with the Sales, Design and Planning departments with regard to specification on a site-by-site basis, advise on cost and availability of materials and products and produce specifications. 2. Prepare of material schedules from house type drawings and liaise with site management on any later amendments and revisions. 3. Negotiate and place...

  7. Assistant Buyer

    Waterlooville | £10.00 p hour | From Havant Office

    My client is looking for a Buyer to join their Supply Chain team in Waterlooville The successful candidate will have a proven work history working with manufacturing MRP systems Experience in......

  8. Purchasing Assistant/ Buyer

    Erith | £22k - £25k pa + Pension, Private Healthcare | From White Recruitment Ltd

    Purchasing Assistant/Buyer - £22K - £25K - Erith - Apply Now! A Purchasing Assistant/Buyer is required for a B2B distributor based in Erith. The Purchasing Assistant/Buyer should have... experience with MRP/ERP systems (SAP B1 would be an advantage) Purchasing Assistant/Buyer Main Duties & Responsibilities * Maintaining stock; ensuring quantities and values are within fiscal ... Assistant/Buyer Package: * Salary £22K - £25K, depending on experience * Pension scheme * Private Healthcare * Office hours 8.30am - 5.00pm, with 1 hour lunch. If you feel you match the necessary ... conjunction with the HK office, of any changes to incoming consignments originating from Asia based suppliers * Assisting Customer Service department with stock availability queries. Purchasing Assistant...

  9. Assistant Buyer Exeter

    Exeter | DOE | From Gravitas Recruitment (SW) Ltd

    THE ROLE Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, this role is accountable for all aspects of purchasing, ranging from the sourcing of new suppliers, contract negotiation and monitoring adherence to......

  10. Assistant Buyer - Warrington, Cheshire

    Prescot | £Competitive + Benefits | From american golf

    Assistant Buyer Location: Warrington, Cheshire Salary: £Competitive + Benefits With over 100 stores across the UK and Ireland, american golf is Europe's largest golf retailer. An... exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Assistant Buyer to join our commercial team, based at our Retail Support Centre in Warrington, Cheshire. Main Responsibilities: To support ... and development, you'll love being part of the team. Keywords: Assistant Buyer, Buyer, Retail Store Buyer, Store Manager, Retail Store, Merchandising, Procurement, Analysis, Stock management ... Retail Operations, Stores and Marketing in reference to buying issues. Main tasks of job: - Full support to the Buyer as a point of contact for all product development - Liaising with Brands...

  11. Purchasing Assistant / Junior Buyer

    Whiteley | £16k - £20k pa + 28/day holiday, benefits | From Bennett & Game Recruitment Ltd

    Purchasing Assistant / Junior Buyer required. You will work with in a purchasing department from an office based in the Segensworth / Fareham area. The role will involve sourcing materials and... prices from suppliers as well as liaising closely with the purchasing manager and sales team. The Purchasing Assistant / Junior Buyer position is a new position within the company and is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to develop a career within purchasing and supply chain. Purchasing Assistant / Junior Buyer Position Overview * Negotiate the best costs/volume related ... direct or indirect rebates/retro payments. * Review and recommend alternate suppliers for any of our medium to high volume commodity products Purchasing Assistant / Junior Buyer Position...

  12. Assistant Buyer - Leading Residential Developer

    Brentwood | Plus Car/Allowance and Package | From Ashbrittle

    A nationally recognised name within the housing market is seeking an Assistant Buyer for their Essex office. Specialising in the private housing sectors they are considered one of the biggest... for consideration for future roles. This job was originally posted as ... companies within their field. As Buyer you would be joining an already successful commercial team on a permanent basis. The role is office based and requires the procurement of materials, labour and plant to ensure sites can run effectively and to budget. The ideal candidate must have, · Experience in the procurement. · Strong computer skills, It would be an advantage to have/be...

  13. Assistant Buyer

    Bridgnorth, Shropshire | £15000 - £20000/annum | From e-Tech Recruitment Ltd

    We are looking for an experienced Assistant Buyer for an engineering company in Bridgnorth. The role will suit an Assistant Buyer who has previous experience of buying steel, bearings, motors,......

  14. Assistant Buyer

    York | £20000 - £30000/annum | From Bridge Recruitment

    4170 – Assistant Buyer My Pocklington based client is recruiting for an Assistant Buyer to support the Lead Buyer in a role that offers excellent opportunity for professional... growth. This is a permanent position in which duties will include; • Assisting in negotiating service levels and prices with suppliers • Maintain and build successful supplier relationships • Support the lead buyer in project work • Monitor the delivery of goods and take any relevant action • Provide purchasing support and advice to colleagues • Keep up to date with purchasing and supply chain best practice. The salary is £20,000 - £30,000 dependent on experience ...

  15. Graduate Buyer / Buying Assistant

    West Bromwich | up to £25,000 | From Techsearch

    An exciting and challenging opportunity to join the Procurement team as an Assistant Buyer - Graduate Buyer The Company One of British business's most compelling success stories of the... spanning the end to end procurement process and to work with all members of the buying team. It provides an excellent introduction/foundation to Procurement and normally succession plans to Category Buyer position within 12-18 months. Key project responsibilities will include: * Managing the weekly Procurement Activity Process, liaising with Sites and Buyers to give the Business visibility of all...

  16. Assistant Buyer

    North West | £20000 - £25000 per annum | From Michael Page

    Summary My Client a successful Multi-Channel retailer are looking to appoint Assistant Buyers into their existing B&M teams. Assistant Buyers needed for both their own brand development teams and... looking to strengthen their head office team by appointing Assistant Buyers across their branded and own brand teams. Description Assistant Buyers needed across my clients Branded and Own brand had B&M teams. As an Assistant Buyer you will be reporting into the Buyer and assisting them on all daily departmental tasks including: - Running and analysing weekly reports, - Managing the sample ... Assistant Buyers across both Footwear and Apparel teams. Candidate's must have a relevant fashion degree and or at least 2 years experience in a relevant Buying role. Roles my client are looking to...

  17. Assistant Buyer

    North West | | From Michael Page Retail

    Summary My Client a successful Multi-Channel retailer are looking to appoint Assistant Buyers into their existing B&M teams. Assistant Buyers needed for both their own brand development teams and... looking to strengthen their head office team by appointing Assistant Buyers across their branded and own brand teams. Description Assistant Buyers needed across my clients Branded and Own brand had B&M teams. As an Assistant Buyer you will be reporting into the Buyer and assisting them on all daily departmental tasks including: - Running and analysing weekly reports, - Managing the sample ... . having seen incredible expansion over the last few years they are looking to strengthen their head office team by appointing Assistant Buyers across their branded and own brand teams, Apparel...

  18. Assistant Buyer

    Middlesex | Very competitive salary | From u&i Recruitment Ltd

    The Company Our client is a UK leading Safety and Workplace distributor, specialising in the supply of Personal Protection Equipment. They have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and... motivated Assistant Buyer to join their Head Office based in Middlesex. Assistant Buyer - The Role:   Supporting the Senior Category Manager  Managing technical details and arranging sign off ... your own area (food industry clothing/disposable/workwear); handling contract negotiatons, terms, pricing,etc  Assistant Buyer - The Candidate: This role would suit a recent graduate with some ... workload and time Assistant Buyer - The Package: Very competitive salary Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in...

  19. Assistant Buyer

    Manchester | £19k - 22k per year + Benefits | From Cast UK Limited

    Our client a leading mail order retailer based in West Yorkshire are looking for a driven Assistant buyer to join the team.  Reporting to the buyer you will be required to support in all areas of... – their make up, price architecture and customer appeal. Ability to assist the Buyer on Range development. Highlighting new and improved product opportunities to maximise sales. Develop market ... data creation tasks to required deadlines. Deputise for the Buyer as and when needed. Prepare and attend briefing sessions with internal teams – ability to deputise at briefing sessions for the Buyer as and when required.  This job was originally posted as ...

  20. Assistant Buyer

    construction / buying / purchasing | £20k - 30k per year + car | From Resourcing Solutions

    Assistant Buyer / Garaduate Buyer 25-30k + Car Based South East England An excellent opportunity to join a thriving construction company in the Rail Civil Engineering Market as an assistant... buyer in a large scale purchasing department. You will have a varied and intereting role placing orders for Planty and Materials with a numbe of supplliers throughout the UK but prinarily in London. Great culture, excellent traing and a fub abd varied role with excellent long term propsects. If purchasing / Supply chain management is your desired career path, this will give you an excellent platform Please send your cv or call me for an informal conversation. 01189 241 643 ...

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.