Buying Assistant – Graduate

  • Job Reference: 215013
  • Date Posted: 28 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Hireful
  • Location: Huddersfield
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Flexi Time
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Salary: £25,000
Location: Huddersfield
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 39.5 hours per week
Benefits: · Healthcare cash plan · Free parking · Birthday off after a year · Holiday purchase scheme so you can get that work life balance · Staff discount scheme · Autonomy to make a difference!

Buying Assistant - Graduate - Fashion & Interiors Enthusiasts Wanted!

Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of e-tail and make your mark in the fast-paced online retail industry? We are on the lookout for a passionate and creative Buying Assistant - Graduate with a flair for fashion and interiors to join our expanding Lifestyle buying team at our Huddersfield headquarters. We’re offering a salary of £25,000 per year, amazing opportunities for career progression. 

About Us:

At our Huddersfield HQ, you'll be part of our vibrant Lifestyle team, which drives the success of two of our fastest-growing brands: furniture123 and betterbathrooms. We're not just following trends – we're setting them, we're looking for someone who is just as eager to push boundaries and create something extraordinary.

The Opportunity:

As a Buying Assistant - Graduate, you will work closely with a team of imaginative, trend-setting Buyers and Assistant Buyers to contribute to the exponential growth of our business. This role offers a unique chance to learn and develop within the buying sphere, supporting the team with essential administrative tasks to ensure our success continues to flourish.

Why You Should Join:
  • Exciting Development: We're a rapidly expanding company, and your role will be pivotal in our ongoing success story.
  • Passion Meets Career: If you're a #Fashionista or a #BuyingGraduate who lives and breathes fashion and interiors, this is your chance to turn your passion into a career.

Your Responsibilities:
  • Research trends and create mood boards and product analyses.
  • Collaborate daily with suppliers worldwide using Teams and email.
  • Assist in administrative duties and compile regular reports.
  • Attend trade fairs (when feasible) to explore new suppliers and gather insights.
  • Work closely with Buying & Merchandising Teams to ensure accurate data management.
  • Collaborate with Quality Control and Customer Services to monitor returns and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Coordinate with the Marketing Team to optimise product presentation and launch strategies.
  • Manage the department's critical path for timely product development and compliance.

What We're Looking For:
  • Passion for Trends: You have a knack for spotting trends and a genuine interest in product development.
  • Adaptability: Embrace change and possess a flexible mindset.
  • Education: A degree in fashion or buying is preferred.
  • Experience: Previous Buyer's Assistant experience is a plus but not essential.
  • Tech-Savvy: Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Attention to Detail: A keen eye for detail and quality.
  • Motivated Team Player: Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively.
  • Drive to Succeed: An eagerness to excel and advance in your career.

Ready to Join Us?

If this role speaks to you and your aspirations, we want to hear from you! Reach out and let us know you're interested. We'll set up a meeting to delve into the details and explore how you can become an integral part of our team. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to fuel your passion and career growth.

#Buying #Fashionista #Graduate #Interiors #OnTrend #Furniture123 #BetterBathrooms

At Buy It Direct, we dare to be different. We've built this business from the ground up to become one of the UK's largest and fastest growing online retailers. We are proud of the products and services we provide across our six well recognised, award-winning online brands including Laptops Direct, Appliances Direct, Better Bathrooms and Furniture123. We listen, learn and challenge the status quo, paying attention to the details that matter and want to delight our customers by putting them at the heart of what we do, to really understand what matters to them.

You may have experience in the following: Buying Assistant, Graduate Buyer, Assistant Buyer, Junior Buyer, Procurement Assistant, Buying Administrator, Merchandising Assistant, Product Development Assistant, Fashion Buyer, Interiors Buyer, E-commerce Buyer, Retail Buying Assistant, Trend Analyst, etc.

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