Buyers Assistant


Job Details


Head Office Willenhall

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time



Closing Date

24/11/2017 12:00

Buying Assistant - Poundland

We want to speak to you if you're looking for a fabulous career in Buying!

About the role

You'll be a pivotal part of our Trading Team who are responsible for making purchasing and ranging decisions across our wide range of categories. In this role you'll be supporting the Buyer with a variety of tasks including supplier meetings. This role will be reporting in to the Senior Buyer and will be responsible for assisting them in driving performance to grow the category.

What you'll be doing

You’ll be taking ownership of category process acting as gatekeeper, managing cross functional internal and external stakeholders to ensure all deadlines are met in a timely manner. You’ll be responsible for preparing reports on a regular basis to support with financial decision making e.g. for supplier review meeting and buying trips. You'll undertake varied tasks from managing samples, project work to even the opportunity to attending supplier meetings. You'll make sure Buyers have everything they need in preparation to meet with our Suppliers who are the VIP's of our world!

What's in it for you?

We're looking to hear from you if you're keen to establish a career in Buying. We have an amazing Buying Team who will support you to learn on the job and gain the skills you need to become an Assistant Buyer and potentially a Buyer of your own category one day!

About You

You’ll be enthusiastic and excited about developing a career in Buying. You’ll need to have strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to multitask. You’ll have GSCE or the equivalent in Maths and English at Grade C or above. You’ll be using Excel on a daily basis, so it goes without saying you’ll need to be an Excel Whizz. Ideally you will currently be working in a similar role with experience of working in a Buying Environment / Retail business or even a Graduate with an interest in developing a career in Buying, this would be advantageous but don’t worry it’s not essential!

So what are you waiting for apply today so we can find out more about you!

Your place in our world

Senior Buyer
Buyers Assistant