Location
Rheged, Redhills, Penrith
Position
Assistant Buyer
Advertising Salary
£25,000pa
Hours Per Week
37.5
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time

About The Role

We have a really exciting opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join our buying team, based at our Family Office in the Rheged Centre in Penrith.  This role will support the Buyers to curate the product selection in the Farmshops of the award winning Westmorland Services - Tebay, Gloucester and Cairn Lodge.
 
Working as part of the Farmshop Buying Team you will support our Buyers with the day to day needs of the business as well as longer term projects. Tasks will range from resolving invoice discrepancies to bringing on board new suppliers and everything in between, including;
  • Being responsible for nurturing new suppliers and/or ranges from launch until the first three monthly review, with regards to sales, margin, and operational issues.
  • Working alongside the Visual Merchandiser to help assist the creation and launch of planograms for each site and work with operations to maintain these.
  • Maintaining the supplier database, helping prepare seasonal strategies and presentations, researching new suppliers and keeping track of market trends.
  • Managing ongoing communications with suppliers on product details and changes. You will organise promotional cycles working with suppliers, brand and operations. Then communicating with the buyer to authorise the changes.
  • Reporting on commercial performance, building and running reports, seasonally, quarterly or weekly depending on the needs of the buyer.
  • Undertaking analysis of sales, margin and fixture performance for each given range review. Helping to prepare seasonal strategies and presentations. Produce a product timeline for each season (Easter, Summer, Christmas) and weekly timeline to launch.
 
 
 
 
 
 

About You

We are looking for someone with experience of working in a relevant role who is proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office who can multitask effectively and has the confidence and ability to show initiative.

You will need to be highly organised and an excellent communicator to be able to collaborate with both external suppliers and our internal team members at all levels. 

You will need to have some analytical and numerical capability as ell as knowledge of working with margins and sales reports.

About Us

As part of our team you will also enjoy;
  • Up to 25% off in our cafes
  • Up to 75% off the products from the Kitchens of our family of businesses (Tebay, Gloucester and Cairn Lodge Services)
  • 25% off the products in our shops
  • Free entry to our cinema and discounted tickets for family and friends
  • Free entry to our gallery 
  • A free meal whilst on shift
  • Free parking
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday (pro rata for part time) with the option to purchase an additional week and additional accrual with length of service
  • Paid day off for your birthday

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