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Assistant Buyer

  • Salary

    Up to £26000 per annum

  • Location

    Bradford, West Yorkshire

  • Job type


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Our Bradford based client are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join their team on a permanent basis

The role offers hybrid working, with two days per week office based in central Bradford.

The Assistant Buyer role will be varied but duties will include:

* Managing the critical path dates and schedules to ensure samples are available for photography on time, chasing where necessary.
* Web briefs; Setting up, managing, and following through to ensure product availability for live dates.
* Reviewing the market, conducting competitor analysis, consistently looking for trends and opportunities.
* Developing close relationships with suppliers to ensure timely and accurate samples are produced, work closely with QA to ensure procedures and approval process is to agreed policies and best practice standards.
* Reporting on success or concerns related to product sales and performance.
* Assisting in range building and product selection.
* Writing product copy and loading cross-sells.
* Liaising with Web Content Team and E-Commerce to ensure product copy and photographs reflect the product accurately and offer suggestions for improvement where necessary.
* Managing buying administration systems and procedures to ensure product availability and on-time delivery.
* Managing the sample room and sample process.
* Presenting and reporting on season performance and build a new strategy based on this.

The successful Assistant Buyer must have:

* Strong administration skills
* A good working knowledge of buying and procurement processes
* A proven track record for developing effective working relationships.
* Good competitor knowledge and understanding in both retail and online sales
* Excellent organisational skills.
* The ability to prioritise effectively whilst working at pace.
* Excellent Microsoft Office skills including Excel (Pivots and V-look ups)

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a real interest and passion for buying to join a friendly team. To apply, send your CV to Jo and call the office on 01132056400.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.


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