Buying Admin Assistant - LONDON - £13 per hour - 2 months

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    London, England

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    Up to £13 per hour

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    Jack Webster

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    2 months

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Buying Admin Assistant - LONDON - £13 per hour - 2 months

Buying Admin Assistant - LONDON - £13 per hour - 2 months

The work location is in Paddington, LONDON and is a 2 months contract.

The pay rate on offer is £13 per hour.

The role is working for a well established, multi-national retailer and specialises in clothing, home and luxury product.

Key accountabilities of the role include

  • Support the Buyer & Assistant Buyer by developing a clear understanding of the client's customer, ensuring the segments and demographics needs are understood and put at the heart of the product offer developed
  • Support the Buyer & Assistant Buyer working with Design to interpret and adapt to market trends and direction, ensuring that the conceptual range developed is differentiating and targeted to the needs of the customer through compiling and presenting competitor shops.
  • Contribute as an active member of the Buying team to work within a commercially focussed culture
  • To support the Assistant Buyer with the co-ordination and development of product Tech Packs to ensure they are delivered complete and on time to minimise sampling lead times
  • To work with the Buyer & Assistant Buyer to ensure the departmental critical path is met, providing support to the buying and product development process and contributing to the management of the production critical path
  • Manage the sample and product management process daily and ensuring that the floor / product rooms are tidy and compliant with H&S requirements
  • Work in collaboration with Sourcing Offices globally to help develop appropriate supply routes enabling the Department to react to trade.
  • To support the Assistant Buyer with the co-ordination and preparation for range for sign off and systemic elements of the buying process, ensuring the timely completion of the relevant systemic approvals and processes

Key experience

  • Either Buying experience with a major retailer or alternatively experience within a retail environment
  • Passion for products and desire to learn about the brand and customer
  • Highly organised with attention to detail when performing tasks, ability to anticipate and manage problems, with an ability to prioritise and escalate where necessary
  • PLM experience highly preferable
  • Good communication skills; communicating clearly using phone, email, VC etc.
  • Knowledge of, or strong desire to learn about the end to end Buying process to take responsibility for Critical Path Management
  • Proactive in agreeing to take workload away from assistant buyer where appropriate