&Open is always excited to meet creative thinkers, keen observers, emotionally intelligent self-starters, curious collaborators who embrace the new — people who care.

Assistant Buyer

Dublin, Ireland

Supporting the Buying Director and Merchandising Manager; you will manage a varied workload, with no two days being the same. As Assistant Buyer, you will work on range plans, product development with the creative team and build solid relationships with suppliers to secure the best commercial results for the business. You will travel to research new and exciting products, and attend trade shows to anticipate new opportunities.The successful candidate will work cross-functionally within the business, liaising with the creative, logistics and sales team etc.The ideal candidate will come from a retail buying background, possess strong MS Excel skills and be happy working within a creative and varied working environment.

What you’ll do:

  • Evaluate supply base performance based on pricing, margin, quality and delivery
  • Display strong negotiation skills to ensure best price and margin
  • Maintenance of payment terms and shipping details records
  • Attending trade shows and visiting key producers throughout the year to source new products, meet suppliers and capture trends
  • Ensure right mix of product and maintain awareness of competitor offering and position

What you’ll have:

  • Minimum 2+ years retail buying experience
  • A self-starter, highly motivated, an innovator & problem solver
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Confidence in suggesting calculated risk
  • Well organised in order to focus on multiple projects
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Rigorous, passionate and proactive
  • Creativity, curiosity and dedication

Salary: DOE plus excellent benefits on offer

To apply, please contact stephen@andopen.co

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