Buying Administrator

  • Location
    Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  • Salary
  • Category
    Office and Secretarial - Administrator
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Sales and Retail
  • External Reference

Buying Administrator

7 vacancies available!

Welwyn Garden City

3 days in the office when required and working from home

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm / 40 hours per week

Pay rate £11.49

About the role

You will be a key part of the Buying team, supporting your Assistant Buyer and Buying Manager to ensure our customers can buy fantastic products that are great quality at great prices.

You will be responsible for:

  • You will support Monday trade activity. Knowing and preparing best and worst products and assisting in trade meetings.

  • Completing all admin tasks and range plan requirements necessary to for each product to meet CP deadlines.

  • Liaising with hubs and suppliers to ensure CP is up to date, escalating issues and risks to deliveries.

  • Management of samples including obtaining them from suppliers, preparing samples for meetings, sealing samples, storage and disposal.

  • Managing the approvals process, viewing approvals through commercial eyes, understanding the vision for the final product and escalating concerns.

  • Knowing when approval and fit decisions will effect CP and communicating this to the team.

  • Conducting regular store/website visits, understanding and sharing competitor activity with the team.

  • Assisting in team meetings such as pre- selections, sign offs and strategies by preparing rails and samples, capturing next step notes and issues.

  • Knowing and liaising with dept suppliers and HUB contacts, supporting in supplier meetings.

  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need:

  • Retail (ideally multi-channel) experience

  • Passion for clothing product

  • Analysis and report preparation skills

  • Data analysis and numeracy skills

Key Teams you will work with:

  • Assistant Designers

  • Assistant Merchandise Planners

  • Technical team

  • Suppliers


  • Strong computer skills

  • Data Entry

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