Specialists in the design, development, sourcing and supply of quality consumer leisure goods

BUYING ASSISTANT

Section Buying
Location Heathfield, Newton Abbot
Contract Full time, permanent
Salary £18k to £22k
Benefits 25% shop discount, 50% online discount, pension (if applicable), healthcare cashback scheme
Hours of Work 40 hours per week. Monday to Friday
Closing Date Friday 31st July 2020

Assistant Buyer

Wilton Bradley specialises in the design, development, distribution, and marketing of consumer products in the toy and outdoor leisure markets. We supply our own brands and products to a broad range of customers, from independent and multi-national retailers to international distributors. Whilst product design and development are a key part of what we do, we also distribute a select number of market leading brands in the UK including Bestway and Lay-Z-Spa, two of the world’s leading inflatable/leisure brands.

We have recently been recognised in the London Stock Exchange Group’s Report: 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain, acknowledging the fastest growing businesses across sectors and regions which have achieved significant performance.

As a result of our continued growth, we are seeking a dynamic Assistant Buyer with an enthusiastic approach to work. The successful candidate will work closely with the Buying Director, providing administrative support, whilst learning the role of a Buyer in a progressive and creative environment. There will be the potential opportunity to attend trade shows and travel, therefore extra hours may be required during busy periods.

Key responsibilities:
• Assist the Buying Director with general administrative tasks
• Analyse and maintain stock levels
• Following order processes from placement to delivery
• Maintain and update company databases and systems with supplier data
• Manage and develop supplier relationships with daily correspondence
• Communicate and negotiate with suppliers in the Far East and worldwide
• Product and market research
• Any other tasks deemed by the company to be necessary for the successful completion of the role

Person Specification:

Skills/experience
• Graduate or equivalent
• Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
• Excellent numeracy, time management and organisational skills
• Ability to complete tasks with careful attention to detail and to a high level of accuracy
• Strong analytical skills
• Excellent oral and written communication
• Previous buying or merchandising experience desirable but not essential

Disposition
• Self-motivated and enthusiastic
• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
• Highly organised, analytical, and methodical
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
• Flexible

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How to apply?

If you would like to apply for this job vacancy with Wilton Bradley Ltd please use the link below to download the job application. Please send your completed application form to The Human Resource Department, 8 Wentworth Road, Heathfield, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6TL. For enquiries please contact us at hr@wiltonbradley.co.uk.

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