Senior Assistant Buyer
Our Buying team is vital in the sourcing and development of our fantastic product ranges for the Group across our core ranges, accessories, International and other brands. They work with various suppliers to ensure we are sourcing the best quality product for our customers whilst constantly striving to improve processes and develop ranges which are ahead of our competitors.
We have an opportunity available on our Dune Ladies department for a Senior Assistant Buyer to join them, supporting with our continued growth and range development.
Demonstrate an excellent commercial awareness and to be aware of the other retailer activity and how this can affect Dune.
Build a commercial range under the supervision of the Buyer, ability to present that range with authority to a team and to react to criticism positively. Taking responsibility for the trading of that range, showing reactivity and flexibility.
Understand trading figures and their impact on the business, showing initiative on trade and putting forward recommendations to the Buyer.
Liaise with suppliers on a day to day basis, ensuring excellent communication and follow through.
Monitor the product cycle with regards to the development, confirmation samples orders’ negotiations.
To have excellent knowledge of current and future ranges.
Demonstrate good negotiation skills and have the confidence to present.
Manage the BAAs to ensure all priorities are met and developed needs addressed, while also highlighting own development needs.
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS NEEDED:
Experience as an Assistant Buyer within a footwear retailer / supplier.
Display delegation skills, priorities within delegated tasks and manage deadlines.
Ensure excellent communication and interaction with other departments within Dune and understanding of their role within.
Show initiative in the job role.
Ability to manage up as well as down.
Deputise for the Buyer when needed for agreed periods.
Display enthusiasm and present yourself professionally at all times.
Practice excellent time management skills and ability to cope under pressure.
BENEFITS WE OFFER:
Competitive salary and annual company bonus scheme.
Interest Free Season Ticket Loan.
25 days holiday.
Subsidised canteen and free fitness classes weekly.
Generous product discount.
Cycle to Work Scheme.
Internal Learning & Development Calendar.
Yearly Social Calendar.
Sample Sales and many more...