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

BUYING ASSISTANT

Location: Heathfield (Newton Abbot)
Department: Buying
Contract: Full-time, Permanent
Salary:£22k-£24k pa
Benefits:We offer a range of benefits, including 33 days of annual holiday, 50% off Wilton Bradley and 25% off Tii Brands online products, Healthshield cash back scheme, personal development opportunities and annual social events.
Working Hours:40 hours per week. Monday to Friday

Details

Job Role

As a result of our continued growth, we are seeking a confident, dynamic Buying Assistant with an enthusiastic approach to work and ambition to progress. The successful candidate will support the Buying department within our Toy and Summer Goods categories, helping to bring new products to market and take a leading role in the purchase order process, ensuring goods are imported on time. As well as providing general office and administrative support to the Buying department, they will assist in product development whilst working in a progressive and creative environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Raise purchase orders and manage from placement to delivery.
  • Maintain and update company databases and systems with product data.
  • Assist the Buying Team with general administrative tasks.
  • Manage and develop supplier relationships with daily correspondence.
  • Communicate and negotiate with suppliers in the Far East and worldwide.
  • Conduct product and market research.
  • Assist with developing and designing new products to bring to market.
  • Ensure strict adherence to Health & Safety
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by the company for the successful completion of the role or for the benefit of the company

Personal Specification

Skills

  • 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.
  • Ability to Multitask.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Previous buying or merchandising experience desirable.

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.

Benefits

At the Wilton Bradley Group we are committed to supporting our employees in both their professional and personal lives.

We offer a range of benefits designed to enhance their well-being and work experience. Employees enjoy exclusive discounts, including 50% off Wilton Bradley products online and 25% off all Tii Brands online products.

We also provide a competitive company pension with an annual salary exchange opportunity, sick pay, and enhanced maternity and paternity pay. With 33 days of annual holiday, our employees have ample time to recharge and spend with their loved ones.

Additionally, we foster a vibrant workplace culture through annual company events and recognition such as long service awards. To promote health and sustainability, we offer a membership of the Healthshield cash back scheme, a Cycle-To-Work scheme after six months of service and provide free on-site parking. Our casual dress code encourages comfort and expression, while our comprehensive induction and training program ensures professional and personal development opportunities for all. Plus, employees can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee to fuel their day.

Join us and experience the many benefits of being part of our team!

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How to apply?

If you would like to apply for this job vacancy with Wilton Bradley, please complete and submit the form below.

Alternatively, please download, print and complete the job application form, sending it to The Human Resource Department, 8 Wentworth Road, Heathfield, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6TL.

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