Buying & Product Development Co-ordinator - Birmingham

up to £25k basic + benefits - Operations
Ref: 82 Date Posted: Monday 17 Jun 2019
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Buying Assistant - Birmingham 

£25,000

My client is a huge international company that is going through a period of expansion which involves new premises and a requirement for additional people to support the Buying and Product Development team. 

Duties will include:

  • Sample management from Product Development through to Production, including chasing samples from factories.
  • Liaise with suppliers to obtain quotes and sample dates each Season.
  • Obtain and chase product information, costings, etc.
  • Attend weekly scheduled product review meetings, updating and preparing tracker, ensuring that all the relevant information is prepared for the meeting for c250/300 products.
  • Set up rooms for product development and buying meetings, ensuring the required product samples are available and displayed and action points are noted and followed up.
  • Produce buying reports.
  • Maintain relevant product information on the NPD system on a day to day basis.
  • Communicate with all relevant departments in the business in the development process – from Quality Control to Marketing.
  • Occasional competitor shops with Buyer and completion of competitor reports.
  • Collect, unpack and distribute department post.
  • Liaise with Marketing colleagues re show samples.

To be considered for this role:

  • You need the familiarity of working within a buying department in an administrative support capacity
  • Used to a fast-paced environment, dealing with hundreds of products lines
  • Buying process knowledge
  • Accuracy & attention detail
  • Superb communication skills
  • Be able to work well as a team member and be accountable for own projects

This is a great opportunity to join a huge worldwide company and brand. Hours and benefits are: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm; 25 days holiday + bank; free parking, subsidised canteen; staff discount; pension (4% matched) and 3 times life cover.

Please send your CV to Claire Yardley  - Swindale Parks