Buying Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00003133-1
  • Date Posted: 30 September 2021
  • Recruiter: The Range
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration, Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are a Sunday Times Top Track 100 company and one of the UK 's fastest growing privately owned companies.

The Range has grown enormously since its inception in 1989, and now has over 180 stores nationwide. People are at the heart of our retail concept, and we want to invest in our staff and make the future extraordinary.

As a result of our expansion plans and our continued ongoing success we are seeking a dynamic Buying Assistant, to be based at our Head Office in Plymouth.


You will be required to:

  • Support the Senior Buying team to drive sales, maximize profit and achieve stock and sales targets.
  • Assist in sourcing, listing, managing and developing product ranges and promotional offers.
  • Liaise with suppliers to manage ranges and maintain the product file.
  • Monitor competitor activity.
  • Research, compile and interpret data to formulate strategies as required.
  • Ensure all relevant administrative, financial and system procedures are completed accurately and within agreed timescales.
  • Produce regular information for, liaise with and provide support for stores.
  • Liaise with our retail staff to ensure implementation of new ranges into stores happens seamlessly

Essential & Preferred Skills & Requirements

  • A degree is preferred but not essential.
  • You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of and an interest in retail.
  • Excellent commercial understanding and communication skills are a priority.
  • You will be committed and confident with strong administrative, organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • You will be comfortable working both individually and with a team.
  • You will have proficient written, numerical/analytical and PC skills.
  • Confident with Microsoft Excel and capable of working with formulas and graphs.
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