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Buying Admin Assistant
- High End Homewares Retailer
- Family owned business throughout the Midlands
About Our Client
For more than four generations our client has helped discerning home owners furnish their homes to the highest quality.
Today, it is still run as a family business.With a fourth generation family member continuing with the original founder's belief, which remain the cornerstones of the business; to source and sell unique, quality products and provide a service which puts customers first.
Ensures that the customer - core and new - is at the forefront of any decision making
Accurately sets up all new lines onto the system with correct data and defined attributes
Ensures that new orders are raised, checked and suppliers advised
Manages the critical path, within required deadlines
Updates and maintains the range plans
Provides clear and accurate Quality Control instructions to suppliers in line with set UK standards and laws. Ensure standards are maintained in production and products checked on arrival before being dispatched to stores.
Promptly follows through store QC issues advising team and liaising closely with the warehouse and suppliers.
Manages the sampling of all lines from initial product specs to gold seal samples
Ensure that suppliers are given all the packaging guidelines and that they meet company standards at production time
Keeps the sample area and display area tidy and usable at all times
The Successful Applicant
Assist the Buyer in preparing for range reviews and supply meetings
Deputise when Buyer is absent
Sets realistic deadlines and schedules time efficiently, prioritising tasks and resources
Identifies urgent decisions and is able to take responsibility when action is imperative
Demonstrates a positive attitude to change and is able to encourage a positive attitude from the team
Undertakes regular store visits and develops effective working relationships with all areas of the business
Keeps the Senior Buyer fully updated with progress
Builds effective working relationships with all areas of the business and suppliers
Uses written and other means of formal communication effectively
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