Location
Leominster
Department
Buying

About The Role

We have an exciting new opportunity for someone who's looking to gain more buying experience and knowledge in a fast-paced, pure-play, off price retail environment. This Buying Assistant role will be to support the administrative requirements of one of our Buyers, enabling them to function at pace with accuracy. 
 

What’s In It for you…

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme and Company pension
  • A great Company culture
  • Your birthday off
  • Generous staff discount
  • Healthcare cash plan scheme
  • And tons more…

Main Responsibilities:
 
  • Supporting the administration of the Buyer

  • Accurately inputting purchase orders

  • The setup of critical paths for each order with the relevant supplier

  • Co-ordinating the samples on arrival, liaising with operations (samples form stock), photography

  • Assisting with labeling products and bar coding

  • Checking fabric content and updating systems

  • Creating data packs for Buyers

  • Checking re-buy codes, ensuring we do not replicate

  • Liaising with the social team for product direction

  • Managing and updating the Brand Embargo document for business use

  • Ensuring that all products purchased from third-party suppliers have supported paperwork; a paper trail which is then approved by BD and filed

  • Providing competitor analysis.

Hours of Work: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday (Flexitime hours are available).

About You

To be considered for the role you will need:
 
  • Strong organisational and communication skills

  •  Analytical and numeracy skills

  •  Exceptional attention to detail

  •  Excellent verbal, and written skills

  •  The ability to handle a heavy workload within tight deadlines

  •  Strong commercial and brand awareness and knowledge of the marketplace

  •  Experience within a similar role

  •  Strong people skills.

About Us

MandM Direct is one of Europe's leading off-price retailers, with over 3.8 million customers shopping with us every year. In today’s hypercompetitive environment, building a brand that our customers can trust is more important than ever. Our long term success is due to our fast-paced, innovative and adaptable environment which continues to keep up with the market’s demands.

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