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  1. Buyers Assistant

    Essex | - £24k-£25k | From BROOK STREET BUREAU - Chelmsford

    We have a fantastic new permanent opportunity for a Buyers Assistant based in Essex. Offering a salary of £24,000 and a list of great benefits. They are looking for someone with experience as a... Buyers Assistant working within the Fashion/ Jewellery industry. This is a great opportunity for the right person, working for a well established successful company! To apply for this vacancy please call Tom on 01245 493533 or email This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Buyers-Assistant_job61595127 ...

  2. Assistant Buyer

    London | £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum | From Hays Retail

    ASSISTANT BUYER - Childrenswear up to £25,000 depending on experience North London An established fashion retailer who specialise in practical boyswear and girlswear are currently on... the hunt for an Assistant Buyer with childrenswear experience to join their established head office team. Within this role you will be a key member of the buying team reporting directly to the Senior Buyer, you be responsible for implementing strategy and build ranges, market trends and thorough analysis, attending store visits and comp shops, and managing the critical path. The ideal candidate must previous buying experience ideally within childrenswear, sportswear or corporatewear, working as a Senior BAA or Assistant Buyer level for a similar organisation. Keen interest in retail...

  3. Buyers Assistant

    Tunbridge Wells | £8 per Hour | From C & H Fabrics

    Job Title: Buyers Assistant Location & Postcode: Tunbridge Wells, Kent (TN1) Salary: £8 per Hour Buyers Assistant - Part Time (Full Time applications will be considered.) The Buyers... Assistant role at C&H is an office based role reporting directly to the Buyer. C&H is a long established family business with its Head Office in the centre of Tunbridge Wells. Ideally this role is ... , Blinds, Dress Fabrics, Knitting Yarns, Haberdashery, Gifts and Fashion Accessories. We are looking for someone to join our Head Office team to support our Buyers. Buyer's Assistant - Job ... . Please apply online with your CV and covering letter. Please check your email for confirmation that your application for Buyers Assistant role has been received and to follow further instructions if...

  4. Assistant Buyer

    Andover | Negotiable | From Jobs@Pertemps - Salisbury

    Assistant Buyer - Domestic Appliance sector - £27,000 plus fully expensed car, based in the Andover area. This domestic appliance company are looking to expand their purchasing team by taking on an... Assistant buyer. The purpose of the role is to support the Buyer in the procurement, management and communication of all aspects of the purchasing process. The role will require you to find and develop growth opportunities for the business. You will be required to maintain and develop relationships with suppliers, be responsible for annual trading terms, agreeing ranges, central stock turnover ... /Assistant-Buyer_job61454531 ...

  5. Assistant Buyer

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

    A leading UK retailer is currently seeking to add to it's team a creative and forward thinking Assistant Buyer on one of their key hardlines categories This is an excellent opportunity for an... experienced Assistant Buyer or Senior BAA with great experience 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 new suppliers ... passionate about product and have high attention to detail. Have an excellent knowledge of colours and trends. Excellent communication skills. This is the perfect role for an experienced Assistant...

  6. Assistant Buyer

    Christchurch | £8.00 p hour | From Bond Williams Limited

    Assistant Buyer required for our client in Christchurch. You will be responsible for supporting the Senior Buyer in developing their range of products. You will also collate and manage samples,......

  7. Assistant Buyer

    Southampton | - £25k-£26k | From Options Resourcing

    Assistant Buyer required for one of the largest developers in the UK. Salary dependent on experience + company car or allowance + pension + healthcare + 25 days holiday The Company My..., with a broad price range including both private and affordable homes. I am seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Buyer who has at least 2 years experience in the buying industry, whether this experience comes from a major developer, contractor or a builders merchants I want to hear from you! You could be at Assistant level and want that next step up with a national company where you would be able to progress and work within a very experienced commercial team. If you are interested please submit your CV This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Assistant...

  8. Assistant Buyer

    Swindon | Competitive | From 360 Resourcing

    Role: Assistant Buyer Salary: Competitive Location: Swindon, SN2 Job type: Full time, Perm Our client is the aftermarket division of the British Gaskets Group. They are a world leading original... an enthusiastic Assistant Buyer to work in the Commercial Department to help assist them in the overall delivery of a profitable and commercial product range. Within this role the Assistant Buyer will ... as an Assistant Buyer please click 'Apply' below. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Assistant-Buyer_job61462544 ...

  9. Assistant Buyer

    Central London / West End | - £24k-£27k | From CVUK

    An Amazing opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, creative Assistant Buyer to join a well-established company known for their British heritage and beautifully crafted product. This well loved... retailer are currently in the midst of an exciting transformation and as such are striving from strength to strength. They are seeking an Assistant buyer to support them in the rebranding of their accessories department and as such need someone who is trend led, used to working with premium product and is highly creative. The successful candidate would need to have a background within ... this is you please send your CV to Louiza@cvukgroup.com This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/JobSeeking/Assistant-Buyer_job61318062 ...

  10. Assistant Buyer

    Swindon | Competitive | From BG Automotive

    Role: Assistant Buyer Salary: Competitive Location: Swindon, SN2 Job type: Full time, Perm BG Automotive is the aftermarket division of the British Gaskets Group. We are a world leading... enthusiastic Assistant Buyer to work in the Commercial Department to help assist us in the overall delivery of a profitable and commercial product range. Within this role the Assistant Buyer will ... Salary Negotiable To apply to join our team as an Assistant Buyer please click 'Apply' below. ...

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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