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Buyer & Merchandiser

  • Salary: Up to £30000.00 per annum + plus benefits
  • Location: Beaconsfield
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference J512
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Our client, an online brand that designs, manufactures and distributes within the UK and internationally, is looking for an enthusiastic and committed Buyer and Merchandiser to join them.

Experience in Buying is a must. An ability to understand how product is sourced and negotiated is also essential. A full grasp of reporting, with strong Excel, will be necessary to ensure our product catalogue evolves appropriately.

Candidates will either have headed up the Buying Department of a successful fashion SME or had a great deal of experience assisting Head Buyers of larger Multi-National Fashion Houses.

Primarily you will be working alongside our Business Development team and report directly to the Managing Director, however as the business is small you will also work with all other departments of the business; sales and customer service, logistics, accounts.

Duties include

* Buying New Lines, that are introduced Quarterly.
* Ensuring product meets EU Testing Standards.
* Stock and Sales Reporting.
* Utilising our stock system to optimise stock position.
* Replenishing stock levels.
* Catalogue Maintenance.
* Stock forecasting in advance of demand.

All product is sourced from our various factories in China. Communication is primarily through email and instant messenger. Occasional Buying Trips to Hong Kong and Mainland China are made.

Communication is primarily through email and instant messenger. Occasional Buying trips to Hong Kong and mainland China are made.

* Demonstrate strong analytical and numeracy skills
* Be a motivated self starter and willing to embrace ownership and responsibility,
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - Good at building working relationships
* A friendly, calm and professional manner
* Excellent time management and organisational skills - Able to prioritise, and plan workloads
* In depth experience of Microsoft Excel- specifically working knowledge of vlookups and pivot tables
* Experience of working independently, managing own time and workload
* Experience of working in a target driven role and meeting deadlines under pressure

Please note that we will only contact those candidates that we assess as suitable for the positions we have currently available based on their experience, training and skills. If we do not have anything suitable we will not keep your CV for more than 30 days.

Bucks and Berks Recruitment is an equal opportunities employment agency and employment business that is serious about its compliance with legislation. Bucks and Berks is acting as an Employment Agency in relationship to this role (if the vacancy is for a permanent position) or is acting as a Recruitment Business in relationship to this role (if the role is for a temporary position).