Our buying team sources everything our makers need for their projects across a variety of crafts. We’re looking for an energetic self-starter to assist and support our Buying Team in London on a 6 month contract basis. As the Assistant Buyer, you’ll understand the fundamentals of retailing and be developing your buying skill set.
What you'll be doing
Under the guidance of the Buying team, you’ll lead on building relationships with new suppliers and support on maintaining our sourcing relationships with our key strategic accounts.
Work with our suppliers on promotional support, range management and performance. Maintain supplier relationships by responding quickly and accurately to questions and requests for information.
Be the conduit between the Buying team and other internal stakeholders such as Purchasing, Pricing and Email.
Work closely with the Product Data team to communicate order quantities and make sure all products are ready for launches.
Generate and manage reports for the broader buying team, and perform other administrative functions to support the team.
Present competitor analysis to team on a weekly basis.
Track down that missing piece of information and be comfortable working with large pieces of data.
Who you are
You have at least 2 years experience working in buying.
You are a real self-starter happy to work on your own steam
You have a good working knowledge of analytics platforms such as Google Analytics, RJ Metrics, Mixpanel or Amplitude
You are a stickler for detail with a sharp, analytical mind
A risk taker with the initiative to drive results
You are a spreadsheet whizz kid Excel/Google Sheets
What we're offering
Coaching and mentoring from some major buying and e-commerce experts - there's an awful lot of talent and experience in our team. And we really prioritise everyone’s need for personal development
The opportunity to join a fantastic team of really bright, motivated, and driven individuals who will support you at every stage of your journey
Competitive salary to reflect your skills and experience
25 holiday days pro rata and a day off for your birthday
Breakfast, fresh fruit, snacks and an in-house barista (yup you heard us right!)
Plenty of opportunity to learn and grow your craft
Dog-friendly office environment
Central London location in an amazing co-working space with plenty of space for collaboration, yoga and social events.
At LoveCrafts we’re building online communities for crafters: homes for makers where they can find inspiration for their latest projects, learn new techniques, easily source all their supplies and share their creations with like-minded makers around the world.
Since launching in 2012, we’ve grown incredibly quickly. Our membership in the prestigious Future Fifty and 20th place on the FT’s list of fastest growing European companies is thanks to the hard work of our team of smart, kind makers based in London, Kyiv and in the USA. We’ve been fuelled by investment from Europe’s leading venture capital firms; Balderton Capital (LoveFilm, The Hut) funded our Series A round, followed by Highland Europe (Photobox, WeTransfer) and most recently Scottish Equity Partners (Skyscanner, Matches Fashion).
We’re playing with the very best in web, mobile, social, commerce and media technology as we create the perfect digital business for all things craft related. Our team is filled with ambitious, curious, entrepreneurial and occasionally kooky makers. We hire and nurture inquisitive, creative minds looking to flourish in a supportive and collaborative environment.
Diversity is important at LoveCrafts. We aim to attract the widest range of talent into our business to enable us to create an inclusive working environment, and to reflect and understand our customers and their needs. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We aim to create a modern, flexible work environment that supports everyone to do their best work and therefore, we are open to having conversations about flexible working for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. We are committed to providing a working environment where everyone’s individuality and unique contributions are recognised, valued and respected and where all of our employees have equal opportunity to grow and attain their full potential.
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