Buying and Merchandising Assistant - 4-6 Month Contract

  • Location
    Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh
  • Category
    Admin. Secretarial and PA - Administrator
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
  • OrganizationType

Providing support to the buying team, working closely also with stores and suppliers. The role focuses on product data management, supplier liaison and sample management, maintaining the critical path for the buying team and other general administrative tasks.

Role Contribution

  • Critical path oversight to ensure delivery of team objectives. Managing and maintaining the sample library.

  • Ensuring samples are delivered and returned to suppliers on time and to critical dates for sign off deadline and other key events (including press and marketing events)

  • Ensuring suppliers are set up on the systems

  • Liaising with suppliers to resolve any issues regarding purchase orders, samples, delivery dates and other ad hoc requests

  • Inputting key product information into the range plan and inputting short codes and product attributes into back-office systems

  • Creating group purchase sheets and uploading them into intranet for store use

  • Creating bar codes for products as required

  • Resolving scanning queries received from store

  • Setting up promotions and assisting in the preparation of seasonal product catalogues

  • Providing analytic reports where required


High level of computer literacy, including word, excel and power point

  • D365

  • Power BI

Personal attributes

  • Excellent organisation skills with strong attention to detail

  • Proactive

  • Focused on getting things right

  • Strong planning, prioritisation, presentation and problem-solving skills.

  • Comfortable managing multiple tasks with tight deadlines

  • Strong interpersonal skills, building strong relationships across the business

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

You've done a good job when:

Supplier's relationships are strong

Sample management is in place

KPIs are met

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