Assistant Buyer

Assistant Buyer

Job Title: Assistant Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Reference: 3208034-2
Contact Name: Gabby Symons
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 28, 2021 16:30

Job Description

What’s in this for you?  
  • An awesome opportunity to play a key support role for one of the highest-profile categories in the business (that achieves year-on-year double-digit exponential growth).
  • You will be supported & developed: By the Cordless Power Tools Category Manager, who is a brilliant talent within the business. 
  • Rewards: This package is handsome – composing of a generous base, plus super.
  • Career progression:  In this growth focussed business, team sizes continue to expand, and new roles are created. Good news…internal progression appointments are always the first port of call!
  • Your workplace: It’s easy to get ‘to and from’ and also offers the flexibility to work from home on a number of days each week. The working environment is fresh, open and collaborative and set up to leverage the sharing and expertise that everyone brings when in the office (with social distancing of course).
Your prospective employer:
With its continued trajectory and further growth agenda, this specialty retailer, with a large national network of stores continues to challenge its competitors like never before. Success is achieved in the Merchandise Division through the application of astute category management, trading, and planning practices and the ability to translate trends and develop products, to the needs of their customers.  A high-volume marketing program supports the merchandise strategy, creating a fast-paced working environment that is in-tune with the market. Momentum like this can only be driven and sustained by talented individuals working at every level of the business. A career opportunity now presents to play a key supporting role in the business. You will never look back!

What will you do in an average week?:
  • Support one of the most talented Category Managers, acting as their ‘right hand’ and assisting them in the delivery and execution of the category plans 
  • Pull together range and sales data to facilitate sound decision-making as part of the range review process
  • Attend supplier meetings, be part of the product selection process
  • Be one of the key points of contact for supplier and store queries
  • Work with Marketing to co-ordinate the catalogue for your category  and planogram builds
  • Manage all administrative tasks including system, product and pricing updates and maintenance
  • Have fun and so much more!
Here’s what it will take 
  •  You are proven: You ideally have experience as an Assistant Category/Product/Brand Manager or as an Assistant Buyer, Marketing Co-ordinator or other related roles within a retailer and or supplier.
  • You have: some experience/affinity within the Tools/Power Tools/Hardware categories or at the very least...a passion for these types of products!
  • Ambition coupled with a 'can-do' attitude. You are someone who wants to develop your career
  • High attention to detail, accuracy and problem-solving skills
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Ability to multi-task and re-prioritise day-to-day priorities, within a dynamic fast-paced retail environment
  • Competence with MS Excel or the ability to quickly learn and pick-up new skills in this area.
This opportunity will make your 2021 year and beyond. Please apply ASAP via the link below. For further queries, please contact Gabby Symons, People Equity on 

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