Buying Admin Assistant - Childrenswear

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Imagine a Sainsbury's store. Count how many products you can see in your mind's eye. Now imagine the challenge of buying them in, nationwide. Factor in that w e 're growing too - and fast. Making the right buying decisions is crucial to our success - both in growing our business, and in helping our customers to live well for less. As a Buying Admin Assistant on a 6-month fixed term contract, you can expect plenty to keep you excited. Picture yourself juggling a big handful of glass balls - you need to keep them all in air, at the same time as deciding when to throw another into the mix, while also calculating the best ways to get them higher . That's what buying can be like. It should be a challenge you'll relish. Y ou 'll want to be quick on your feet as you support Buyers, manage suppliers and arrange m eetings . As any buying expert will tell you, it's all about co-ordination! There's lots of room to show off your retail smarts, too: tell us the trends that'll make our products fly off the shelves. In return, we'll make sure that you have the opportunity to develop your skills and grow your career within an established fashion brand. Personality is paramount: you're passionate, ambitious, diligent, accurate and resilient - a real team player. Experience-wise, you might have a, retail or marketing background. And we'll need you to be organised , efficient and good with everything from data entry to managing samples and suppliers. Put simply, you're someone who gets things done and enjoys being part of a team. More about the role: Effectively supports the Buying team, delivering great service to Buying team and stakeholders Data integrity (regarding product, promotional set up, range management) Tasks and information delivered in timely manner to achieve critical path High degree of accuracy for all tasks assigned Demonstrates strong organisational skills efficiently managing workload More about you: Ideally a Fashion graduate with placements in buying, but relevant retail or marketing experience may be just as good Excellent working knowledge of Excel & MS Office Analytical & Numerical skills Strong communication skills Excellent admin and organisational ability #LI-SF1

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