Assistant Buyer (Ref: 17/64)

Job Title: Assistant Buyer
Salary: £25,741 per annum
Location: Scout Shops Ltd, Lancing, West Sussex
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Simply Health medical plan, free parking and interest free season ticket loan

Summary of Job
To source a profitable and high quality range of core Scouting merchandise and accessories for both the UK and Worldwide Scouting audience. To negotiate favourable cost prices and purchase terms to achieve target margins and liaise with merchandising to determine order levels which constantly meet anticipated consumer demand whilst achieving stock turn and stock holding objectives.

About You
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual wanting to take the next step in their buying career and join our busy buying office.
For this role you will be working directly under the Buyer and have a vital part in helping develop our wide range of products for both the UK and World markets, which will be putting funds directly back into UK Scouting. You will be managing your own OTBs and developing small product groups under the guidance of the Buyer. Proven communication skills will be vital as you will need to liaise with internal departments and external suppliers, negotiating to achieve the relevant budgets and margin targets.
The successful candidate will have previous experience working in a Buying Office and be ready to take a step up, or an existing Assistant Buyer looking for a new and exciting opportunity to join a growing and varied business.

About Us
Scout Shops Ltd (SSL), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Scout Association, returns all surpluses to TSA to support the lives of many thousands of young people involved with Scouting.

For more information and to apply
Job pack
Application form
Recruitment monitoring form

Details of closing and Interview date
Closing date: Friday 27 October 2017
Interview date: TBC

The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.