You’ll be ordering all the stock into the warehouse that will eventually be taken to our stores. Quite tricky when you need to factor in things like customer behaviour or our unpredictable weather.
Trading Assistants will be ordering specific categories (in response to information from Corporate Buying) and then entering orders that are automatically emailed to suppliers.
There’s plenty of liaison with suppliers, hauliers and the warehouse about delivery issues, and you’ll need to communicate with stores on a daily basis (via a store bulletin).
Importantly, you’ll recommend volumes for new product orders, look at how well products are performing and feed back to Corporate Buying.
You’ll also respond to any RFS (removal from sale) or EPW (emergency product withdrawal) issues. We don’t look for specific experience, but you’ll certainly need to know your way around an Excel spreadsheet.