Assistant Buyer - Furniture

Job ID
2017-1253
Category
Buying

Salary

Competitive plus Benefits

Overview

About the Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Buyer to join our team working on our Furniture category. You will be supporting the Buyer with all aspects of range development and range selection and trading, ensuring the critical path is adhered to and product launches on time. You will have a sound knowledge of the product manufacturing process and the supply base. You will review and analyse weekly sales to put forward recommendations to the Buyer to drive category sales. Your role will involve conducting competitor shops to identify range gaps and propose product opportunities. You will manage samples and work in collaboration with Marketing and VM to support the launch of product to market. You will build collaborative relationships with suppliers and key stakeholders, acting as a category champion and expert at all times.

 

About the Person

Are you an established Assistant Buyer or Product Developer seeking an opportunity to move into a new product category? Alternatively, are you an experienced Buyers Admin Assistant with experience of trading a small category seeking your next step?

You will ideally have a product development experience and will have worked with Far East suppliers on product development. You will demonstrate a successful record of delivering product to market on time and within budget. You will be an experienced negotiator, commercial and results focussed. 

We love vibrant, supportive, imaginative and warm personality combined with strong organisational skills. If that’s you, this might just be the job you’re looking for!

 

About the company

We started life as a small family business. Founded in 1981, for over 30 years we’ve been combining thoughtfully designed products with friendly, experienced service. We believe that if we work hard to help parents and babies at every stage of their journey, we can inspire them to grow in confidence.

During this time we’ve expanded our brand with over 30 stores and 100 trusted stockists in the UK and Ireland. We’ve also grown our presence internationally, with stores and partnerships in over 40 territories. Some as far flung as the Middle East, South Africa and America.

In recent years, we’ve seen a lot of change. Blue Gem – who own Liberty of London – became shareholders in the company and are helping us to achieve our goal of being at the heart of parenting.

All of this is devised and operated from our Head Office in Huddersfield, with our in-house Design & Development team.  

 

About the Benefits and Training

You will be welcomed into the family with a robust induction plan.  In addition to a competitive salary, benefits include:

Flexible Hours

We operate a flexible working hours scheme, with exception of service departments, so you can fit us round your life.

Holidays

You’ll be entitled to up to 35 days holiday including bank holidays*.

*Dependent on role and service.

Pension

We’ll make a minimum contribution of 3% to your pension, subject to the rules of auto enrolment.

Life Assurance

If the event of something unforeseeable, you’ll be entitled to a minimum of 1x your basic salary

Colleague Discount

Get 25% off Mamas & Papas’ own-brand products, which can be passed onto family and friends. It goes up to 35% for expectant parents. 

Not only that, but you can enjoy up to 20% off at Liberty London.

Childcare

We offer a childcare voucher scheme letting you substitute part of your salary for vouchers exempt from Tax and NI contributions.

Free Onsite Parking

We have three purpose built car parks, with specially allocated spaces for disabled and expectant colleagues.

Cibo

A multi-purpose social hub with a subsidised range of Starbucks’ coffees, free filter coffee and Yorkshire tea, subsidised meals, informal meeting areas, free Wi-Fi, TVs and an outside seating area.

Events

We run monthly colleague engagement events at Head Office, so that we can help make our family stronger, and nurture a better working environment for everyone.

 

If you’re seeking a challenging and rewarding career as part of a global multi-channelled family with ambitious plans for the future, then what are you waiting for? Apply now.

 

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