Buying Assistant

Job Reference
Salary Description
£24k - £27k
Contract Type
Leeds ,

About Our Client

A great opportunity for a Buying Assistant to join a Leading Importer in the Leeds area. The business is known for their variety of products across FMCG, Food, Stationery, Health & Beauty etc. Due to impressive trading figures the business is looking to hire an assistant to support its ever-busy Buying Team. 

If you have a background in Retail / FMCG then this could be a great opportunity for you!

Key attributes

You will have a valid drivers licence and vehicle, be a self motivated experienced administrator, have a good attention to detail and competent with Word and Excel. The role will involve dealing with various members of the Buying team covering all categories, so confident interpersonal skills is essential along with a desire to succeed. Flexibility is also important in terms of being happy to switch over to different projects when there is an urgent need. 


Key Tasks

  • Product data integrity including new line set up, price management & promotion activity
  • Managing critical path with wider trading team to ensure deadlines are met.
    • Product set up
    • NPD – pre PO
    • NPD – post PO
  • ADV Management
  • Overall

Key attributes

The successful candidate will be a data maintenance and integrity of HH and Navision

  • Ad hoc reporting as instructed by Senior Buyer
  • Working with our China Team on critical path
  • Weekly stock reports
  • Managing and maintaining of the showroom
  • Consolidating and posting samples new for our sales team
  • Aiding the Senior Buyer with Launch Plan activity
  • Supporting with supplier management and communication
  • Updating the team about any delays or problems with suppliers, purchase orders and NPD
  • Researching new products and suppliers
  • Maintaining records of supplier contracts
  • Staying up-to-date and reporting on market trends
  • Maintaining strong relationships with suppliers
  • Working closely with the sales team with quote and new product set up (on customers sites)
  • Working with all trading team to ensure products set up is on time, using critical paths
  • General Admin duties
  • Ensure all Advs are complete in a timely manner
  • Artwork proofs

Salary & Contract

  • Full time, permanent role – 37.5 hours per week.
  • Based in their Leeds office (LS9) Monday – Friday. 08:30 - 17:00

         (16:30 finish on a Friday).

  • 1 hour lunch break
  • 23 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • £24k – £27k Annual Salary

What else is on Offer

  • A supportive and collaborative company culture.
  • Close to transport links
  • Free on-site Parking
  • Pension Scheme

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