Assistant Buyer (Home)

Liverpool

Job Details

Location

Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Permanent

Working Pattern

Full Time

Salary

Competitive Salary plus Benefits

Closing Date

19/08/2021 11:00

About the Role

As an Assistant Buyer, you’ll work closely with the Buyer to ensure the department achieves sales, stock and margin targets through the development of the product range, building and maintaining strong working relationships with the Home supplier base.

  • Ensure we stay ahead of our competitors within the market with regular shopping and benchmarking trips
  • Identify opportunities with the Buyer in regards to prices, range width, gaps or over-ranging, equipment, POS & VM.
  • Attend Trade Shows, in the UK and overseas, producing reports and feeding back your findings to the wider team
  • Taking an active role within WSSI meetings, displaying your understanding of how Intake and OTB affect WSSI figures.
  • Identify sales on the Range Monitor, proposing actions against forecasts and budgets where appropriate.
  • Support the Buyer by contributing to selection meetings, commenting on future trends and competitor ranges using knowledge gained from competitor shopping trips and external research.

About You

  • Experienced within a Trainee or Assistant Buying role, within fashion retail, preferably Home/Textiles 
  • Ability to think commercially
  • Ability to work independently to tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Experience of development and coaching is essential.

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.
 
Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested. 

Hierarchy

Hierarchy

Your place in our world

Buyer
Assistant Buyer (Home)
Trainee Assistant Buyer