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Junior Buyer

Job Function:
Buying
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent
The Job

JOB TITLE

Junior Buyer


 

WHAT WE NEED

Makes effective and commercially focused buying decisions to buy product across allocates areas under the management and supervision of the senior buyer for that area.

All tasks and activities to be undertaken within the framework of the overall department and business goals and strategy.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Completes all processes with reference to daily/weekly sales, as well as longer term plans.
  • Monitors stock covers on single lines.
  • Reports and effectively communicates all key information in trading meeting to buyer and director level.
  • Generates ideas and suggestion to impact the business with reference to promotions and mark downs.
  • Provides SWOT analysis on designated categories every 6 weeks.
  • Monitors and maintains stocks as per KPI’s set and manages open to buy accordingly.
  • Develops basic understanding of WSSI by close cooperation with buyer and merchandising team.
  • Responds to competitor analysis.
  • Supports buyers with the development of more junior team members.
  • Supports senior buyers to develop new strategies for the business and department.
  • Undertakes preparation for Far East trips, and works closely with the design team throughout the process to maintain effective communication and cooperation between the teams.
  • Completes buying trips as needed.
  • Liaises with marketing and eCommerce teams to develop and maintain professional working relationships and ensure sales are maximised through the site and in line with overall strategy.

WHAT YOU’VE GOT

  • Is an ambassador for the brand.
  • Attends training, meetings and other events as requested by direct manager or senior management, including Head of Human Resources.
  • Assists colleagues by completing tasks outside own job role when requested, including supporting associated companies.
  • Maintains own working area in a professional and organised manner.
  • Always strives to improve the department’s operation and increase knowledge of own and related job functions.

 

Due to the evolving nature of our organisation, this job description is not exhaustive. While this job description will be reviewed and updated periodically, the job holder may from time to time be required to carry out tasks which are not detailed in this document.

 
 

WHAT YOU’LL GET:

A competitive package, including pension, healthcare benefits and bonus scheme

 

Plenty of work perks and monthly social events.

 

To be part of a talented team working with one of the biggest growing brands.