Trainee Assistant Buyer (Home)

Liverpool

Job Details

Location

Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Permanent

Working Pattern

Full Time

Salary

£19,000 + benefits

Closing Date

30/09/2021 22:45

Why Matalan?

Matalan are a £1bn multi-channel retail business with huge ambitions, and it’s these ambitions and the people behind us that make us who we.  

We’re continuously expanding our product ranges, making a role in buying more and more exciting!

As a Trainee Assistant Buyer on our Homeware team, you'll assist and support our New Business Buying Team to carry out the processes of planning, selecting, administration, supplier and store liaison to achieve the overall department objectives. The product areas include Toys, Gifts, Brands, Concessions and Dropship.

About the Role

  • Set up new supplier account details, ensuring all suppliers are aware of and understand Matalan’s requirements, communicating any issues to your Buying team.
  • Liaise with suppliers to chase Red and Gold samples to ensure timely deliveries in line with the critical path and maintain an organised and tidy sample room.
  • Conduct online and in-store benchmarking of key competitors to ensure we are offering the latest trends and products at the best price.
  • Raising and tracking purchase orders
  • Preparing product rooms for meetings
  • Ad Hoc Administration Duties

About You

To find the best people for our Buying teams, we’d like you to have the following...

  • A buying related qualification, with a passion for Home furnishings and interiors
  • Retail and/or Buying experience would be advantageous
  • Commercially focused
  • Highly organised with good attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamworking skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work independently

Benefits

  • 25 Days holiday (Pro Rata)
  • 20% Staff discount
  • Our Family Extras Scheme
  • Pension Scheme

Working hours

8.30am – 5pm

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Trainee Assistant Buyer (Home)