BAA / Assistant Buyer - Jewellery, temp ongoing

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Category
    Retail - Fashion
  • Contract Type
    Temporary contract
  • Salary
    £ 23000 - £ 25000 / Year
  • OrganizationType
    Office























Under the guidance of the Buyer key responsibilities for the Assistant Buyer will include analysing weekly trade reports, presenting to the wider team, negotiations, range building, product development, mentoring the Buying Administrator and liaising with all necessary internal and external stakeholders.




Essential Experience / Attributes



Desirable Experience / Attributes





  • A proven background at an Assistant Buyer level

  • A flair for product, trend and innovation

  • Ability to co-ordinate a number of competing priorities

  • Ability to work within a budget whilst still being able to trade profit opportunities on a continual basis

  • Ability to manage and coach to deliver outstanding results as part of a team

  • Able to shape and plan a range for retail

  • Experience in preparing and delivering range and product proposals

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Commercially aware

  • A good understanding of market and competitors

  • Professional approach and attitude

  • Excellent motivational, coaching and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Dynamic and adaptable to change

  • Strong systems and Excel knowledge






  • Experience of branded goods

  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills

  • Watch / jewellery knowledge

  • Management experience


















Responsibilities:





Trading the department:



� Reviewing and analysing weekly Trade reports and accurately pulling out information needed to present to the team within set deadlines.


� Negotiating stock swaps / RTV's and appro stock / setting KPI's ensuring met and looking for opportunities to increase sales.


� Regular supplier and brand range and store reviews.


Range building:



� Face to face negotiation in brand meetings.


� Holding selection meetings and following up key actions in a timely manner.


� Terms / product and pricing negotiation.


� Strong understanding of range building and process and key KPI's to be met.


� Management of the critical path and full buying cycle.


� Presenting range selections and reviews.



Product development:



� SWOT competitor analysis.


� Conducting store visits the completion of any resulting actions.


� Trend analysis.


� Product development with clear briefs to suppliers.


� Supplier development meetings.





Team Co-ordination:



� Liaising with Store Planning - managing process and communication internally and externally.


� Working with Marketing and Ecommerce to promote the right products following the critical path.


� Building strong relationships and putting in place best practise- within your team and across the business.





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