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Assistant Buyer

Type: Permanent
Benefits: discount, competitive salary and holiday
Job Ref: PL19449
Posted: 27/09/2021Apply Now

Job Description

Permanent Role, Modern Office, Plymouth Based

Wise Employment are currently recruiting for an Assistant Buyer for one of the UK's fastest growing retailers based in the Plymouth area.

As an Assistant Buyer, you will work closely with the Buyer to enhance the clients offering to their customers. Developing relationships with new and existing Suppliers whilst ensuring maximum value and efficiency for the business.


  • Assist the Buyer with proactive continuous product sourcing
  • Responsible for negotiation of terms and conditions with assigned Suppliers
  • Manage and maintain daily correspondence of assigned Suppliers
  • Achieve margin and product sell through targets
  • Maintain and develop excellent supplier relationships
  • Ensure right mix of product and maintain awareness of competitors position and market share
  • Assist the Buyer in all aspects of the buying process through -
    • Attending buying meetings with the Buyer
    • UK & foreign travel where necessary
    • Forecasting of stock & placing of orders
  • Attending ad-hoc buying appointments in the Buyers’ absence to gather product information for review.

Skills & Requirements

  • Previous experience in a retail environment
  • Proven commercial experience of trading in a fast paced and reactive environment
  • Good judgment and decision making skills
  • Strong analytical excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written & verbal.
  • Keen eye for detail.
  • Understanding of retail industry trends and how to incorporate them into the business.

The hours of work are Monday to Friday 845am until 530pm and offers a competitive rate of pay.

If you are looking for an exciting challenge and feel you meet the above requirements then please send us your CV to Plymouth@wiseemployment.co.uk or call us on 01752 603 800.

We look forward to hearing from you today! 

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