Job Title: Buying Assistant - Beauty
•Confidently own the loading, maintenance and checking of promotions for the wider team; ensuring an excellent level of detail
•Maintain weekly trackers on trading performance to identify trends, actions, sell through of discontinued lines and actively feedback to the wider team
•Liaise with suppliers to progress branded and own label product requirements as discussed with the Category Manager
•Ensure data integrity of products and supplier details are maintained and checked
•Scan the market for new trends/products, pricing and promotions
•Create and present presentations to engage wider team
•Own the invoicing process and deal with any supplier queries
•Organise and prioritise deadlines for the week/days ahead
•Deputise for the Assistant Category Manager/Category Manager in their absence by maintaining an overall knowledge of the department and any on-going issues
•Attend supplier meetings with Assistant Category Manager/Category Manager to aid develop
•Regular cross-functional engagement with different teams across the business to land promotions and other key category objectives
•Can do attitude with a passion for the beauty industry and sustainability movement
•Resilient and adaptable under time critical pressure
•Must be a team player and flexible given the small size of team
•Strong communication and influencing skills.
•Confidence to be able to work independently on tasks set.
•Strong numerical and analytical abilities
•PC and systems literate - Excel experience particularly critical as many key tasks are processed within this program.
•Ability to build relationships with both suppliers and internal multi-discipline teams
•Openness to take on extra project work to aid personal development