Junior Buyer

  • £30,000 - £35,000
  • Permanent
  • London
  • Ref: AD-8

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The role
As a (Junior) Merchandiser for this tech start/eCommerce start-up, you will research, select and purchase quality products and materials. Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate with them for the best pricing. Process requisitions and update supply chain colleagues on the status of orders.

Some key responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the search of qualified suppliers across several categories
  • Negotiate with vendors/factories to meet cost and quality requirements
  • Work closely with the quality management team to ensure all products are compliant with global regulations
  • Place and progress purchase orders and buying contracts
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure orders are raised and delivered as per the requirements 
  • Work closely with supply chain colleagues and suppliers to ensure all delivery deadlines are met to ensure stock-outs are minimized
  • Managing key production milestones to ensure deadlines are met
  • Maintain and update our supplier management software
  • Maintain and update product reference data
  • Maintain strong business relationships with vendors/factories to ensure continuous supplier development, including resolving issues of poor performance
  • Arrange samples, evaluate, write reports and arrange sample submission for final approval
  • Work closely with the branding team to ensure all artwork is up-to-date
  • Maintain an open communication within team as well as with cross functional departments
  • Perform other ad hoc duties as needed

 About you

  • Higher Diploma or above
  • Knowledge of EU/US compliance would definitely be a plus
  • Previous buying/merchandising experience in consumer goods and retail
  • Have strong ‘multi-tasking’ abilities, and with solution mindset
  • Able to work independently, cope with fast pace environment and well-organized
  • Good Excel skills essential
  • Experience working with GSuite office software and Oracle Netsuite and advantage
  • Good command of both spoken & written English
  • Good spoken and written Mandarin is an advantage


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