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Buying Assistant

Buying Assistant – Appliances/Personal Care

It’s a great time to join HS in this exciting time of growth. With over 58 stores and a number of new stores opening across the country we have big plans to be the top department store for great brands at great prices. Take a second look at Harris Scarfe and what we have to offer.

To help us on our journey, we are currently looking for a dedicated and passionate Buying Assistants with great communication skills and the confidence to build up relationships with all stakeholders to join our growing team. This position will specialise in Kitchen Appliances and support the Buying team. You will learn a lot from the role and get the chance to work with national and private label brands like Smith & Nobel, Sunbeam and Breville.

About the role:

This role seeks applicants who are looking for the opportunity to own a department and co-ordinate it end-to-end, or who someone would like a solid stepping stone in their buying career.

  • Working with the buyer to review and understand merchandise plans, including: providing supporting recommendations; creating articles within SAP; merchandising information for potential product performance

  • Proactive Vendor & Business engagement including DC, Stores & Buying teams to effectively manage orders, ensuring on time delivery

  • Organise samples for catalogue photography

  • Attend to and resolve merchandise queries raised by the DC, stores and vendors in a timely manner

  • Liaising with Buyer on vendor compliance issues and stock availability driving a speedy resolution

  • Complete the end to end process for briefing catalogues into marketing including briefing catalogues, checking proofs, handing over samples, execution of ‘additional’ ticketing

  • Participating in vendor meetings as required

  • Communicate to internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner

About you

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has some experience and knowledge of retail Buying, thrives in a fast paced environment and loves working within a collaborative team. Ideally you will have;

  • Previous Buying Assistant experience is an advantage

  • Experience within a retail environment (preferred)

  • Knowledge of a retail catalogue process (desirable)

  • Proven experience in administration support role

  • Qualification within Business or Marketing

  • Attention to detail

  • Knowledge of the Buying process

About Harris Scarfe

Harris Scarfe (HS) is part of the Steinhoff group which spans 30 countries, with 6,500 retail outlets and 90,000 employees. We pride ourselves in our ability to do things differently to other retailers, as well as our ability to keep our business flexible with the ability to change and move within the market.

We are proud of our achievements and have been an icon for over 160 years. Our stores appeal to a diverse range of customers looking for great value on Homewares, Manchester, Men’s and Women’s Apparel. Harris Scarfe is renowned for its extensive catalogue program with both National and Exclusive Brands which drive our dynamic business.

Date Posted
Burnley, VIC 3121
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
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