Buying Admin Assistant - London

Job Type:
Business Transformation
Job reference:
21 days ago

Buying Admin Assistant - London
Buying Admin Assistant - London

The location of the role is Paddington, London.
The pay rate on offer is £15 per hour.
The duration of the contract is 6 months initially.

The client is a large, multinational high-street retailer.

Job Purpose
To put the customer requirements at the centre of the product offer to develop and deliver a commercial and profitable range that maximises sales opportunity

Key accountabilities of the role

  • Manage the manual excel product set up spreadsheet process - email to the brand, chase back information in required timeframe to the CP, check through the information in the sheet (may need to back and forth with the brand get the information in the correct format) to handover to the BPS offshore team. With support from relevant AB
  • Work with the BPS offshore team to ensure all product are set up in a correct and timely manner adhering to the brand CP, with support from relevant Assistant Buyer
  • To liaise with .com team and chase imagery from the brand. With support from relevant AB
  • Understand Good, Better, Best attributes and ensure that correct pricing is entered into our systems (we will need to start capturing this - not had the resource to do so far)
  • Help to prepare Sign Off Packs and Trading Packs for International Selling Event. (when we expand to international in the future)
  • Manage and co-ordinate all sample requirements for all events, requests, and sign offs.
  • Ensure accuracy of Systems and Labels in readiness for International Selling Events (where appropriate).
  • Be able to build relationships with key stakeholders e.g., brands, .com team
  • Set up any additional lines/requests and progress quickly to ensure on time launch for the relevant season.
  • Use appropriate IT systems and software packages required to drive delivery of your elements of the critical path.
  • Demonstrate a passion for product by staying up to date with competitors and giving structured feedback to the team
  • Own and manage the critical path meetings, raising problems with the team and proposing solutions. (this would be the BPS system and product templates for us)
  • Contribute throughout the selection process and in delivery of new ranges.

Key skills and experience

  • Either Buying experience with a major retailer, or alternatively experience within a retail head office environment
  • Passion for products and desire to learn about the brand and customer
  • Highly organised with attention to detail when performing tasks, ability to anticipate and manage problems, with an ability to prioritise and escalate where necessary
  • Systems experience or a clear demonstration of the ability to learn to use systems quickly
  • Good communication skills; communicating clearly using phone, email, VC etc.
  • Knowledge of, or strong desire to learn about the end to end Buying process to take responsibility for Critical Path Management

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