Location:
Coalville
Department:
Nutmeg
Job Type:
Permanent / Full Time

About The Role

  • Develop positive working relationships with suppliers. 

  • Build effective relationships with the marketing department, visual merchandising and PR teams to assist in developing strong and consistent marketing messages, visual merchandising strategies and brand image for the department whilst keeping the Buyer informed.

  • Continually communicate with suppliers and internal departments about the status of orders, queries and issues to help to ensure the product critical path is kept up to date and accurate.   

  • Demonstrate Commercial Awareness – Ensure an awareness of the customer profile, current trends and competitors, whilst continually developing knowledge of all aspects of the supplier base.

  • Ensure a customer focused knowledge of the varying market and trends by regular competitive and own store visits to help in assisting the Buyer to select and deliver a product range that is balanced and reflects customer requirements in terms of pricing and fashionability. Offer your own proactive thoughts and ideas to the Buyer. Produce Benchmarking

  • Sample management – take ownership, ensuring all samples are kept tidy and correctly labelled. Correct samples are available for fit sessions, best sellers and all other meetings as required.   All approval samples from initial sample to production sample are received to correct specifications

  • Responsible for all relevant administrative duties for the department, alongside preparing and managing any reports as requested by the department for meetings.

  • Accurately create the orders, utilising internal systems within required time frames

  • Review weekly sales performance and identify any opportunities and highlight any issues.




Key relationships you’ll maintain include:

Customers, Category Director of Clothing, Buyers, Merchandisers, Design Team, Technical Team, Retail Team, Suppliers, Head of Buying & Design, Head of Merchandising, Marketing/PR, Supply Chain.


About You

So you can hit the ground running in this role and be the best you can be, we’re looking for someone who can demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and experience:


  • Fashion, design, business qualification.

  • A passion for product and an eye for detail.

  • Experience with a clothing retailer/supplier.

  • Clear understanding of how to serve customer needs and requirements.

  • Product Knowledge – have a clear and commercial understanding of garments and demonstrate a passion for product quality and design.

  • Retail market knowledge – have a good understanding of all aspects of the buying, design, merchandising and quality processes.

  • Creatively looking to develop new products as well as develop new markets and opportunities, showing a great eye for detail.

  • Takes responsibility for own learning, keeping skills and knowledge up to date and sharing knowledge with others through mentoring.

  • Ability to influence and relationship build

About the team

About Us Description:
At Morrisons, we're the single biggest food manufacturer in the UK, and the only retailer to operate our own processing sites. Which means we're not just responsible for keeping our shelves stocked - we need to stock our manufacturing sites, too.

As a true one-of-a-kind business, we curate, arrange and buy everything from raw materials like flour and meat to the products our customers pop in for every day. We negotiate prices and make sure we're able to sell as much as we can. We look at product packaging and quality to help us decide where products will sit in our stores. And when you remember that each category is worth a percentage of our overall £12billion turnover from supermarket sales alone, the impact of each buying team is huge.

We work in embedded business teams, so our Buyers sit with their supply chain, finance and technical counterparts, working alongside each other to make decisions and take action quickly. We even have joint targets so that we're unified in our mission to serve our customers.

About The Company

Nutmeg, which is part of the Morrison’s group, is a family lifestyle brand that launched in 2013 and is now sold in all of our Morrisons stores and online. Nutmeg’s aim is to offer our customers great value products to love, live and feel good in. All of our products are affordable, thoughtful, great quality and are designed to work better for people’s lives. 

 

We’re looking for an Assistant Buyer to join the team for Nutmeg based from our head office in Coalville (Leicestershire) to support the buying team by assisting in developing, sourcing and buying a specific range of products that meets all company requested requirements whilst ensuring the smooth day to day running of the department. 


You’ll assist in planning, sourcing and delivering a commercial and competitively priced product range. Developing effective working relationships with both suppliers and internal colleagues, taking some responsibility for the training and the development of the junior team members. Ultimately this will lead to you taking full responsibility and ownership for buying a designated area within the department you are working in.


In return for your hard work, you’ll get a great pension, private healthcare (applicable roles), 15% colleague discount and 10% for 2 friends/family, money off at over 850 retailers with My Perks, and much more.


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