The Assistant Buyer will provide essential support to the Buyer/Creative Director and assist in the smooth running of the buying process, to build close relationships with suppliers and to deliver a profitable range for the Lisa Angel Brand.
Facilitating communications between vendors and internal staff
Maintain order process
Source the right suppliers and negotiate terms of contract and pricing
Work closely with the buyer and suppliers to benefit from costs and discounts
Awareness of all the products provided by the company to assist other employees and the general public.
Prepare notes for photography, product writers, jewellery makers and personalisation jewellery makers to ensure that the product is produce and delivered to the required standard
Obtain and accept import quotes
Organise delivery schedule/Managing suppliers through critical path, communicating effectively to ensure deadlines are met
Maintain an organised sample library
Analyse customer buying patterns and predict future trends
Presenting new ranges
Attend trade events in the UK
Visit factories and suppliers in the UK and overseas
Liaising with other departments within the Company to ensure projects are completed.
Liaising with other departments within the company to ensure projects
Process purchase orders and ensure deliveries are made on time.
Any paperwork required by the buyer or the company
And any other duties that may be required by the Company from time to time.
Skills and attributes:
Good IT skills
Self-motivated but equally work well in a team setting
The ability to work in a stressful environment in a quick and efficient manner
Punctual, honest and reliable
Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail