Assistant Buyer

  • Sector: LMA UK Business Support
  • Contact: Jenny Maxwell
  • Contact Email: jenny.maxwell@lmarecruitment.com
  • Duration: 2 months
  • Start Date: asap
  • Client: LMA
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £13 - £14 per hour + holiday pay
  • Expiry Date: 02 September 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH401840_1659705361

A leading fashion brand requires and experienced Assistant Buyer or very experienced BAA to support their Knitwear and Swimwear team on a temporary basis until October


Key Responsibilities

  • Communicate and build relationships with best in class supply base.
  • Support BAA in communicating approvals/rejections to suppliers.
  • Support the management of suppliers to be able to buy and manufacture what we need, helping to reduce terminal stock.
  • Support the negotiation of all prices to deliver value and profit.
  • Ensure the smooth running of the critical path and all functions working seamlessly together
  • Ensure development to our suppliers is timely and accurate
  • Raise orders, fit, seal and deliver on time so that we can capitalise on weekly newness
  • Support BAA in managing department CP closely and accurately. Be accountable for delays that are within our control.
  • Mitigate potential delivery delays and risk to sales and margin in partnership with cross functional teams


Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in a Buying role is essential, ideally as an Assistant Buyer
  • Able to work well under pressure while maintaining attention to detail
  • Able to think on feet and make quick decisions
  • Experience within Knitwear and /or Swimwear would be ideal but not essential
  • Experience of PLM would be desirable


If you possess the relevant skills and experience and are available immediately, please submit your CV today