Assistant Buyer
Card Factory
Century House Brunel Road Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate, United Kingdom
5d ago

Job Introduction

Welcome to Card Factory - and your opportunity to be part of our exciting future. As the country’s largest, independent gift and greetings card retailer with over 1000 stores, Card Factory is really thriving.

That’s why we can offer job security and great career progression. As well as being a progressive, exciting and friendly company, we reward our people’s commitment and determination.

What’s more, Card Factory is ambitious, passionate and forward thinking with a management style that is open and honest, encouraging people to contribute to the business at every level.

We are passionate about celebrating our customers’ life moments and are now looking for a Assistant Buyer to join our very successful Card Factory family.

Role Responsibility

  • Manage a portfolio of products to ensure the critical paths for the range are followed and take corrective action to resolve issues when needed;
  • Contribute to the management of the range plan, ensuring that accurate and timely data is provided to influence the decision-making process;
  • Contribute to the product development ensuring it meets customer requirements (pricing, product design, and product trend) and is linked to strategy and financial targets;
  • Responsible for working with the Quality Control team to ensure products are sourced with relevant safety and quality standards and supplier audits are in place;
  • Support Buyers to make informed decisions, manage risk, drive sales and profitability;
  • Analyse and evaluate the overall performance of the product area weekly against budget, LFL and strategy, identify lessons learnt and take necessary action;
  • Support Buyers to drive sales and profitability through effective negotiations on key deliverables.
  • The Ideal Candidate

  • Be able to confidently raise opportunities to Buyers and Senior Buyers to ensure team success;
  • Is able to build working relationships within the team, and with other key stakeholders;
  • Work in an ethical, sustainable and legal way in sourcing of product;
  • Be results focused and plans ahead, dealing with issues before they escalate;
  • Be commercially aware and seek ways to improve profit;
  • Good time management skills;
  • Strong excel skills;
  • Ability to have tough, honest conversations that drive performance;
  • Experience interpreting financial data to improve profit and sales;
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills;
  • Is able to build to work cross functionally.
  • This role may involve out of hours and weekend working to support the business needs and the ideal candidate will hold a full clean driving license as travel between group sites will be required.

    About the Company

    In return we offer a wide range of benefits to support your physical, mental and financial wellbeing. This includes 25 days annual leave (plus bank and public holidays), a Cycle to Work Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Salary Finance, SAYE scheme, bonus scheme, and discounts at a number of retailers.

    This is an exciting role with genuine prospects for the right candidate. If this role describes you and your career aspirations, click apply now.

    No agencies please.

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