Retail & Consumer Products

Assistant Buyer

Full Time

Assistant Buyer – Textiles

Based: Newcastle- under-Lyme (ST4)

to £25,000pa

+ Genuine career development opportunities


Our client is a long established online designer soft furnishings supplier. They provide a one stop shop service (with their own distribution warehouse and shop) for a wide variety of customers ranging from interior designers and architects to eBay and Amazon buyers seeking that special one off fabric

The role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Buyer seeking to make that next step up in their Buying career

You will work closely with the Director to devise a strategy for the home textiles area of the business

You will need to be highly organised in a busy dept with tight deadlines

Lead the sourcing strategy for both product and suppliers, taking a lead in supplier management

Work with quality in mind to ensure that customers are happy with their product consistently and will return to shop again with the brand

Keep in touch with market and consumer trends to ensure that the range is relevant

Understand and work to Critical Path deadlines

Utilise historic data and trend plans and implement product strategy for areas in conjunction with the agreed sales and margin objectives.

Be a part of a forward thinking department with exciting future growth plans

The Candidate:

Current and relevant experience within a similar role (Buying)

A preference (but not essential) for experience within Textiles / Soft furnishings or similar (eg: clothing, footwear / accessories)

Possess excellent communication and organisational skills

Possess an eye for detail and latest trends and fashion

To find out more or to apply, please forward your CV quoting Ref: Grad1209 or contact us.