APPLYBACKAssistant Buyer - Beauty Sector - Trafford Park

Role:Assistant Buyer - Beauty Sector
Salary:£23,000 - £27,000
Location:Trafford Park

My client is a well established outstanding success story in the wholesale Beauty sector with strong plans for continued growth over the next 3 years – both in the UK and Internationally.

But plans do not grow a business – people do!

They are looking for an experienced Assistant Buyer who already operates in either the Beauty Sector or perhaps the Gift Sector, but most certainly someone who has strong FMCG experience.  

You will have at least 2 years experience and above all be enthusiastic and career focused.

A good degree and an aptitude for figures are a must too.

The role promises career development to Buyer in time  – so you will have the ambition and tenacity to take this opportunity and make it your reality.

You will have the acumen and commercial thinking to be a quick learner and able to put your hand up and make your voice heard when you need direction but then able to take instruction and training and run with it. You will relish being part of a successful fast paced company where you will be challenged and developed.

The Buying Team is responsible for 4 main areas here:

Licensed distribution of brands
Grey market purchasing
Licensed Brands
Private Label

The role covers:
Production of regular buying plans
Summary analysis for purchase decisions
Bi-monthly forecasting to ensure forecasts represent actual requirements
Replenish stock forecasting
Monitoring supplier price on top 200 sellers
Calculating margins
Working with brand owners to establish delivery forecasts
Reviewing retail prices

So what will the Assistant Buyer be?
You will love working in Excel and be confident with forecasting and calculating margins
You will be a real negotiator
You will be a relationship builder
You will be a detail person and be precise
You will be a team player 
You will be confident and assured
And degree educated

So are you the Assistant Buyer with the talent and the ambition that is needed here?