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Assistant Buyer

Location: Mitcham

Permanent Full Time

Salary: £22,000 - £25,000

Assistant Buyer


£22,000 - £25,000

Looking for a role in purchasing? Our client, based in Mitcham, Surrey, is offering an exciting opportunity for a successful candidate to work closely with suppliers from the likes of Europe and the Far East. You will be involved in all aspects of the purchasing process from trend analysis and product development through to managing projects from order placement through to shipment. You will lead on all aspects of the product development and sampling process, ensuring that your creative ability provides products which sit perfectly with the client’s brand identity. You will be able to demonstrate your creative ability and show an excellent commercial approach.

Key Responsibilities

  • Sourcing directly or indirectly the most appropriate suppliers for each brief in order to deliver the optimum combination of capability, price, lead-time and quality
  • Manage the sampling process to ensure accurate samples matching designs are delivered quickly and efficiently
  • Proactively manage costs, in line with required profit margins and budgets
  • Utilise skills to negotiate best prices / payment terms / deals from suppliers
  • Produce and provide accurate ‘delivered’ prices to sales team
  • Manage the product development process to ensure amends are made quickly and accurately to enable sign-off of approved samples
  • Ensure that a full written documentation trail is available, in accordance with specified company procedures
  • Propose products in response to briefs from the sales team and our clients
  • Raise formal purchase orders through our order processing system
  • Risk Assess, and then program orders for delivery
  • Ensure all Company records are accurately maintained
  • Gain a thorough understanding of customers, their brands, and their requirements

Person Specification

  • Tenacious with a strong determination to succeed
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent time management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Strong IT skills with experience in using Microsoft Office and Apple Mac
  • Experience in a buying environment, preferably within the premiums industry
  • Ability to speak languages an advantage

Closing date for applications: November 30, 2018

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Contact Info

Head Office: Carlton Recruitment Solutions Ltd Global House, 1 Ashley Avenue, Epsom,
Surrey KT18 5AD

01372 253350


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