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Assistant Buyer

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    LMA UK Business Support

  • Job type:

    Temporary & Contract

  • Salary:

    £13 - £14 per hour + holiday pay

  • Contact:

    Jenny Maxwell

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  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Duration:

    2 months

  • Expiry date:


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  • Client:


A leading fashion brand requires and experienced Assistant Buyer or very experienced BAA to support their Knitwear and Swimwear team on a temporary basis until October

Key Responsibilities

  • Communicate and build relationships with best in class supply base.
  • Support BAA in communicating approvals/rejections to suppliers.
  • Support the management of suppliers to be able to buy and manufacture what we need, helping to reduce terminal stock.
  • Support the negotiation of all prices to deliver value and profit.
  • Ensure the smooth running of the critical path and all functions working seamlessly together
  • Ensure development to our suppliers is timely and accurate
  • Raise orders, fit, seal and deliver on time so that we can capitalise on weekly newness
  • Support BAA in managing department CP closely and accurately. Be accountable for delays that are within our control.
  • Mitigate potential delivery delays and risk to sales and margin in partnership with cross functional teams

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in a Buying role is essential, ideally as an Assistant Buyer
  • Able to work well under pressure while maintaining attention to detail
  • Able to think on feet and make quick decisions
  • Experience within Knitwear and /or Swimwear would be ideal but not essential
  • Experience of PLM would be desirable

If you possess the relevant skills and experience and are available immediately, please submit your CV today