Role details

Junior Buyer

Hertfordshire   •   £30,000 - £32,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Junior Buyer Position within Our Client's Iconic Department Store
  • This Candidate Will Have a Fantastic Opportunity to Develop and Progress

About Our Client

Our reputable client has a number of envious collections within their store, they also have a fantastic heritage dating back hundreds of years. They place a large emphasis on customer service and generating a sense of community within their store; the Store Staff have often been with the business for many years creating a friendly working environment and cohesive structure. The store itself is very large and contains a vast amount of diverse products, thus there are a number of opportunities to progress within the business.

Job Description

The successful applicant will already have experience working as an Assistant or Junior Buyer and a drive to maximise productivity and sales. This role offers a lot of responsibility so it is important to be confident and self-assured when building collections and developing ranges. Each campaign the business runs is important to their business and so having an awareness of the market and beating competitors to establish new ranges is key. Although the candidate will not have had to been on Far East sourcing trips directly, they must have experience of sourcing from the Far East to build collections. The day to day activates the role involves will include although are not limited to the following:

  • Producing reviews of existing products and clear slow moving stock
  • Plan and secure new products from existing and new suppliers take a lead role in ensuring that all product information is correct with regard to pricing and Product stock report summaries and market report updates
  • Play a role in the acquisition of bespoke merchandise
  • Work towards delivering an amazing customer experience and maximising satisfaction
  • Regular Far East sourcing trips

The Successful Applicant

The candidate will need to be capable of working to precise deadlines and fitting in with the cohesive team that is already in place. The successful candidates will go on to work within Electronics, Homeware and Utilities, hence experience in these fields is desirable. Alongside experience with Far East sourcing the following traits are also desirable:

  • Negotiation skills
  • Hardworking nature
  • Ability to overcome challenges
  • IT literate
  • Customer focused

What's on Offer

£30,000-32,000 Per Annum

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