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  1. Buyers Assistant

    Peterborough | £17k - 22k per year | From 360 Resourcing

    This rapidly growing fashion retailer is looking for a Buyers Assistant to strengthen their team. As a Buyers Assistant you will have the opportunity to develop and drive the business' product... ranges. You will work within a busy Buying and Merchandising Office. The main responsibilities of the Buyers Assistant are as follows: - Raise and complete all orders and send all relevant information through to suppliers - Work closely with suppliers negotiating cost prices and deliveries on behalf of the buyer - Attend and assist the buyer in all aspects of building a commercial range ... - Work with Buyer on forthcoming season trends and colour pallets. Put together trend boards to brief suppliers The ideal Buyers Assistant candidate will have: - Minimum of 12 months experience with...

  2. Buyers Assistant

    Peterborough | £17k - 22k per year | From 360 Resourcing Solutions Ltd

    This rapidly growing fashion retailer is looking for a Buyers Assistant to strengthen their team. As a Buyers Assistant you will have the opportunity to develop and drive the business' product... ranges. You will work within a busy Buying and Merchandising Office. The main responsibilities of the Buyers Assistant are as follows: - Raise and complete all orders and send all relevant information through to suppliers - Work closely with suppliers negotiating cost prices and deliveries on behalf of the buyer - Attend and assist the buyer in all aspects of building a commercial range ... - Work with Buyer on forthcoming season trends and colour pallets. Put together trend boards to brief suppliers The ideal Buyers Assistant candidate will have: - Minimum of 12 months experience with...


    Leicestershire | £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits | From Exsurgo Ltd

    I am working with a leading high street retailer who is looking for an Assistant Buyer. Reporting into a Senior Buyer and managing a Buyers Admin Assistant. This is a great opportunity to join and... problem solve in a timely manner ensuring critical dates are met Experience working in a fast paced environment If you are an established Assistant Buyer or entry level Junior Buyer looking for ... /ASSISTANT-BUYER_job62305179 ...

  4. Assistant Buyer

    Cumbria | £20000.00 per annum + Benefits | From Hays

    Job Title - Assistant Buyer Location - Cumbria Salary - £20,000 I am working on behalf of a highly successful contractor within Cumbria who specialise in Civil Engineering, Demolition &... Groundwork's projects. Due to their continued growth they are looking to make the appointment of an assistant buyer. As a company they very keen in promoting career progression and will provide day release to gain further qualifications within the buying industry. Duties & Responsibilities - Assistant Buyer * Material and subcontract buying * Liaising with builders merchants * Price analysis * Scheduling * Building external relationships with suppliers Skills & Knowledge - Assistant Buyer * An interest in the construction industry * Excellent Communication skills * Experience using...

  5. Assistant Buyers

    West Midlands | £22000 - £28000 per annum + Discount, 10% Bonus | From Michael Page

    Summary * Assistant Buyers * West Midlands * General Merchandise * Retail * Client Details Our Client, a Multi-Channel Retailer based in the West Midlands, are looking to recruit Assistant... Buyers. Description The Assistant Buyers role encompasses range selection and product management of our store and extended range. You must be able to demonstrate a good degree of analytical ... the performance development system Profile The successful Assistant Buyers will ideally have the following experience and key attributes - Ideally come from a Blue Chip Retail background - Strong ... of good cross functional working - Ideally come from a Sports/Automotive background, or have an interest in these categories Job Offer Assistant Buyers - West Midlands - £22,000 to £28,000 plus...

  6. Assistant Buyer

    Stafford | - £25k-£26k | From Bromak Ltd

    The Role – Assistant Buyer My client is currently recruiting for an Assistant Buyer to join their growing team. Initially you will be assisting three Buyers who each look after the... a fantastic location in Staffordshire. The Client - Assistant Buyer The company is a well established, large and profitable house builder with a turnover of over £500m. Staff retention levels ... such as free lunches. The Benefits – Assistant Buyer The client is offering a competitive package with a base salary of circa £25k plus car allowance of circa £3k, healthcare and annual bonus worth up to £5k. The Experience required – Assistant Buyer The ideal candidate will be degree educated with a relevant Construction qualification and would have experience within a busy...

  7. Assistant Buyer

    Bournemouth | £19000 per annum | From AMBRIDGE HARRIS ASSOCIATES

    Assistant Buyer Permanent Bournemouth, Dorset (commutable from Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne, Ferndown, Ringwood, Hampshire, Wiltshire) Up to £19,000 (dependant on experience) Ambridge Harris... Associates are supporting their Dorset based client to recruit for an Assistant Buyer to join their Buying team. The main purpose of the Assistant Buyer position is to support the Buyer/ Senior Buyer with the development of the range. You will take responsibility for collating and managing samples as well as setting information on the database. Key responsibilities will include; * Maintaining ... Administrator' or 'Assistant Buyer' or Buyer) Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to...

  8. Buyers Assistant

    Burnley | Market related | From The Original Factory Shop

    Buyer’s Assistant We are one of the country’s leading ‘value’ retailers, and we continue to grow, opening new stores on a regular basis. We are currently looking for a Buyer’s Assistant to our... non fashion departments at our Head Office in Lancashire, which is located off the M65 near Burnley. You will provide support to the Buyer, performing the following duties: Duties ... of direct Import purchases under supervision of Buyer: Complete costing sheets & spec sheets Raise orders & paperwork to initiate correct payment method Order price labels and check sales contracts ... Buyer to ensure all sku's, images, wording and sell prices are correct Work with the Buyer to ensure range plans are up to date and information correct Work closely with the Buyer ensuring all...

  9. Assistant Buyer

    Staines | £18-£21, 000 | From NCR Purchasing & Supply

    They are a growing supplier to both the trade and wholesale sourcing goods from overseas suppliers. Due to growth they now need either a strong Buyers Assistant or Assistant Buyer. You will have... experience in dealing direct with foreign suppliers and factories. Offering a salary of £18,000 - £21,000 As Assistant Buyer, your responsibilities will include: *The successful candidate will have strong communication skills along with excellent written and verbal skills *Experience in dealing directly with foreign suppliers and factories *Fully computer literate, with a solid ... and order packing. This is a fantastic and very exciting opportunity for an ambitious Assistant Buyer to join this extremely successful team and excel in your Buying career in the Lighting Industry...

  10. Buyer Assistant

    London | Salary negotiable on experience | From Ready Set Staff

    Our client are a large wholesaler based in London selling housewares and hardware products. They are looking for a full time Buyer Assistant, based in London. The ideal candidate will be... organised, independent and motivated. The role and responsibilities: Assist main buyer in their tasks Help buyer find suppliers and new business Liaise with other departments Help work with stakeholders to find business needs Experience required: Experience is not essential Experience working in a buyer role an advantage Experience working with Microsoft Office an advantage ... for success Additional Information: Perivale underground station nearby, so easy access for anyone who wants to work in London. Good training with potential to grow into Buyer 20 days holiday...

  11. Assistant Buyer


    We are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join what is one of Dover's leading employers. Supporting the buyer, you will be analysing changes in trading patterns, taking appropriate action to.... Candidates applying will need to have experience in a multiple retail / multi-channel business, working as an Assistant Buyer - including experience of developing product ranges. You will have strong ... Appointments Group is committed to diversity, equality and opportunity for all. This job was originally posted as ...

  12. Assistant Buyer

    Dover | | From P&O Ferries

    We are looking for an ambitious Assistant Buyer to join our multi-award winning Retail Team here at P&O Ferries. We are the UK’s leading ferry company with 20 vessels carrying over 9 million... passengers a year. Do you have experience in a multiple retail/multi-channel business working as an Assistant or Trainee Buyer? Can you demonstrate passion for products and combine creative flair with strong commercial acumen and negotiating skills? If so, this may be the opportunity you have been waiting for! Based in Dover, this full-time role offers the chance to ... date 24 th April 10.00am This job was originally posted as ...

  13. Assistant Buyer

    Cardiff | | From Peacocks

    We are looking for a skilled fashion expert to join the team here at our stunning Cardiff Head Office. We are looking for an Assistant Buyer on Footwear. This is a specialist role and critical to... the success of the Footwear ranges throughout the business. You must be committed and hard working as fast paced value fashion takes no prisoners! As an Assistant Buyer at this level, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 1. Accurately and promptly raise orders utilising internal systems 2. Take ownership to manage Critical Path to ensure information is accurate and up ... Path We look forward to your application. This job was originally posted as ...

  14. Assistant Buyer

    Worcestershire | £25000 - £30000 per annum | From Premier Engineering

    I am currently working on a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Buyer. My client is a major player in the retail industry within the automotive trade and has won many accolades to highlight... and product management of the stores and extended range. Responsibilities of Assistant Buyer: Support Purchasing team in managing a range of products and accessories Understand the customer and build product ranges and promotional strategies around their needs and requirements Identify opportunities and gaps within current product range Support Buyer in completing timely range reviews Monitor ... -development and progression with line manager Skills and Experience of Assistant Buyer: Purchasing experience within a retail or wholesale environment Purchasing of products/finished goods as...

  15. Assistant Buyer

    Hartlepool | From £16,000 to £17,500 per annum | From Solutions Recruitment

    SUMMARY To support the Materials Manager at all stages of supply chain to ensure that the material flow throughout the factory supports planned production and all related functions. ... RESPONSIBILITIES Every buyer will be expected to be capable of performing any of the duties listed below dependent upon the allocation of workload through the department. - The Buyer will with ... on time the potential impact on production must be check and resolved. The Buyer should on a regular basis monitor the performance of their suppliers and take any required action against suppliers with a poor performance record. - The Buyer should be aware of any part under their control, the amount of stock to be held / order cover placed, to aid the smooth supply of product for fluctuating...

  16. Assistant Buyers

    Reading | Competitive | From

    Who said you can’t buy Freedom, Influence and Authority? Assistant Buyers - Exceptional Career Packages. Reading Imagine the authority to help maximise sales, opportunities and performance,... customer. Imagine the chance to become the best Buyer you can be. Now come and make that your reality, at Primark. A business built on world-class Buying, with 287 stores in nine different countries - offering you the scope, scale, influence and rewards to take your career to the next level. Contact us today. This job was originally posted as

  17. Assistant Buyer

    West London | Competitive | From QVC Ltd

    Assistant Buyer - 12 months FTC We are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join Jewellery team it’s a fast paced and diverse role and when we say that two days are never the same! There’s a... before a live show and manage the guest schedule. Candidates should have administrative experience within a head office buying environment, ideally at Assistant Buyer level. It is essential for ... and administrative support to the Buyer in developing product ranges to meet sales, margin and stock targets within a specific product/category area. This role offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience of the buying process. Working closely with the Buyer, you will manage in time your own product category You will collate and present product information, sales information, trend packs...

  18. Assistant Buyer

    Central London / West End | Unspecified | From House of Fraser

    Assistant Buyer – Menswear (Private Label) Competitive Salary and Benefits Package Baker Street , London If you’re passionate about retail, we’ll make sure you and your career are well... exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Buyer to join our Central Buying team within our Baker Street store support centre. Our Buying teams are at the heart of the business and provide our customers with an inspirational selection of products across fashion, home, accessories and beauty. As an Assistant Buyer, you’ll be a core part of the buying team. Dedicated to product, you’ll negotiate ... successful in the role, we’re looking for: Previous experience working at Buying Assistant or Assistant Buyer (or equivalent), ideally within this product area Strong communication...

  19. Assistant Buyer

    King's Lynn | From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum | From CMR Recruitment

    Job Title: Assistant Buyer Location: Kings Lynn Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 Our client area progressive and developing company reporting over 20% growth year on year. With such growth they are now... looking for an Assistant Buyer to work with the purchasing team. As Assistant Buyer the role is to manage all areas of stock management, ordering and forecasting with a goal of creating an ... of data/systems Report on KPIs to Senior Buyer Stock Ordering Placing of orders Monitoring and tracking of inbound orders and communication to warehouse Checking and receiving of inventory ... and proven ability to plan ahead Fast learner of systems and processes Hours of work are 8:00am - 5:00pm This job was originally posted as

  20. Assistant Buyer

    Hertfordshire | £27k - £30k + Car + Package | From One Way Resourcing Ltd

    Assistant Buyer: An exciting opportunity has arisen with a leading Housing Developer for an Assistant Buyer based out of their Hertfordshire Office. Duties; * Assist with the preparation of... schedules * Help ensure purchase information and purchase orders packs are produced and delivered to the site teams in a timely fashion to meet current programs. * Assist with site queries and invoice queries. * Attend site meetings where required and generally assist with the smooth running of the site relating to material procurement. * Help increase material supply network and identify product innovations, potential cost savings and improvements in site services. * Under the guidance of the Chief Buyer you will run a schedule of material testing regimes for key products in line with...

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.