Retail Support Centre, Cherry Tree Road , Watford, WD246SH
|Contract Hours:||Full Time|
Mothercare are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join the Home and Travel team.
This role is responsible for supporting the Buyer in the implementation of the UK product strategy
Work directly with the Buyer and support them in the delivery of all relevant KPI's
Regular contact with UK branded suppliers, setting JBP's and negotiation of contribution
Demonstrate an understanding of the UK Mother & Baby market
Work with the buyer to develop exclusive ranges and maintain market share
Continually monitor market and competitor activity through regular comp shopping
Identifying any changes required to pricing in order to remain competitive
Co-ordinate the smooth running of the department with respect to critical path adherence
Work collaboratively with eCommerce to ensure on time sample availability to hit launch deadlines and accurate product content /video for customer.
Work with Visual Merchandise and PR to ensure they are fully briefed on new launches
Supporting and training BA on all administration duties to ensure the department achieve accuracy and deadlines
Established experience in a Buying role from a retail background
Strong excel skills
Excellent presentation ability
Analytical and numerical abilities
What We Offer:
• Competitive Salary • Private medical insurance • 25 days holiday plus a ‘Mothercare Day’ and Bank Holidays • Flexible working • Extended Parental leave • Staff discount • On-site, cost price staff shop, where all proceeds are donated to charity
Born in 1961, Mothercare has been a favourite of mums and dads for over 50 years In the last few years we’ve been on quite a journey. We’ve invested in positive changes to transform us into a digitally led business, with modern stores and infrastructure. What remains is our brand heritage, the expertise of our people and the pride and passion in everything that we do.
We’re honoured to help, support and inspire mums and dads as they take on the most magical and important job they can do. We pride ourselves on being the place to go to for all parenting needs including award winning clothing collections, quality home & travel products and that all important expert help and advice.
If you are looking for a new platform for your skills and to be part of a global brand working within a great team apply now.
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