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Buyers Assistant

Harris Scarfe - Melbourne, VIC

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Full Job Description
Harris Scarfe is one of Australia’s longest trading retailers with 170 years of experience. We currently operate 43 stores across South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania with a growing online presence. We offer the opportunity to really contribute in a challenging and supportive team environment where you can drive your own career development.

We are currently looking for a dedicated and passionate Buying Assistant for our Decor, Tabletop and Glasswear department, with great communication skills and the confidence to build relationships with stakeholders. You will be supporting an experienced Buyer based in our South Melbourne Support Centre office. This role offers variety with a scope to further develop your business administration skills, product knowledge and a step towards a buying career with HS in the future.

Reporting to the Buyer, you will primarily be responsible for the following;

Provide efficient and timely support to the team, covering all aspects of the portfolio and administration, as well as being the first point of contact for queries.
Work as directed driving product management, registering new articles and validating information from vendors.
Creating new article registration in SAP ensuring compliance with our naming convention process.
Proactively engage with vendors & businesses to effectively manage orders ensuring timely delivery.
Organise samples for catalogue photography.
Resolve merchandise queries raised by the DC, stores and vendors.
Liaising with Buyers on vendor compliance issues and stock availability driving a speedy resolution.
Complete the end to end process for briefing catalogues into marketing, including checking proofs, handing over samples and execution of ticketing.

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;

Excellent communication skills with the ability to build effective working relationships.
Previous Buying Assistant experience is essential and higly desirable
Experience within Branded buying and Private Label development will be best suited
Knowledge of the Buying process and retail catalogue process (desirable).
Proven experience in an administration support role.
Exceptional attention to detail and time management skills.
Strong customer service focus and a professional approach.
Strong computer literacy, with strong skills in MS Word, Outlook and Excel.
Eager to learn, absorb information quickly and be a positive support to your team.
Previous experience in a merchandise role working within either Buying, Planning or Product Design.
Those with experience from a 'big box' retail environment will be considered highly favourable.

Why work at Harris Scarfe?

You will be offered a competitive salary.
We are large enough to offer you career opportunities to further your development, but also small enough to recognise your individual contribution.
We offer great work-life balance.
You will be part of a high performing, values-based team who work collaboratively to deliver an amazing customer experience.

When you join Harris Scarfe, you will be joining the Spotlight Retail Group (SRG). SRG is a diverse and ever-growing business which encompasses the Harris Scarfe, Spotlight, Anaconda and Mountain Design brands.

Harris Scarfe is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

If you would like to be a part of a team driven to achieve great results within a supportive and enjoyable environment, then we would love to hear from you!