Assistant Buyer Toys - Internal Vacancy

Job ID
2017-1367
Category
Buying

Salary

Competitive plus Benefits

Overview

Internal Vacancy - Closing date 11th December 2017

The Role

We are seeking an Assistant Buyer to join the Toy category. Reporting to the Buyer, the Assistant Buyer will be responsible for co-ordinating the creation of innovative design led products that are in line with the Mamas & Papas brand values, managing the product development lifecycle to a critical path and budget. Key responsibilities include:

  • Analysing the range, identifying gaps and opportunities and working with the design team to strengthen our existing range.
  • Planning the critical path, ensuring that all product development activities are completed on time.
  • Managing the supply base, ensuring all products can be manufactured commercially and meet safety standards and identifying and sourcing new suppliers when required.
  • Negotiating costs, improving profit and margins whilst maintaining quality and safety.
  • Ensuring full visibility and traceability for each product line throughout the product development lifecycle.
  • Working with a broad range of stakeholders including design, quality, marketing and third party suppliers.

The Person

We are seeking an established Buyers Admin with a passion for the Toy category seeking their first Assistant Buyers role or an Assistant Buyer seeking the opportunity to work with with a different product category. You will have a strong attention to detail and will be able to articulate your passion for the Mamas & Papas brand and customer. You will demonstrate a proactive and structured way of working and will be a team player.

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