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Buying / Category Assistant


Matrix Recruitment


Kildare; Carlow; Kilkenny, Laois


Matrix Recruitment are recruiting for a BUYING / CATEGORY ASSISTANT for our well-established Client in CO. LAOIS. This is a Permanent job and a great opportunity for career progression, reporting to the Group Category Manager. Key Duties & Responsibilities: Administrative support for the buying/ category management department. Ensure orders placed at suppliers are accurately and promptly loaded into the Eurostop system. Support line manager in ensuring ordered ranges arrive in time and as ordered. Support Group Category Manager in providing clear and concise buying plan summaries. Raise credit claims with suppliers (follow through with accounts department. Contribute and support line manager at weekly trade meetings with concrete proposed actions to drive sales and margin . Support line manager in the preparation of instore merchandising & presentation guidelines and ensure customer-facing messages (e.g. railcards) are consistent with the department approach and are properly briefed to marketing. Support line manager in supplier meetings / store visits where appropriate and ensure an accurate record is made of key actions / agreements. Assist line manager in building of customer-focused collections. Support line manager in their negotiation of trading terms with suppliers. Work within the wider team to “think company ” & “think customer solution.” Deputise for other department category management assistants when required. Undertake ad hoc projects as directed by senior management where relevant. What we are looking for: Third level degree or related discipline i.e. Business; Supply Chain etc. Must have strong Customer Service skills and be a real team player. Good general knowledge of the Retail market and competitors. Strong IT skills including Microsoft Excel / Spreadsheet skills. Numerate and strong analytical skills. Excellent organisation and co-ordination skills with good attention to detail. Open to international travel when required. Enjoys a fast-paced working environment. Apply for this job now by submitting your Word formatted CV to Carol. By applying, you are giving consent for Matrix Recruitment to contact you about this job. We collect your data for recruitment purposes only and will retain it for the duration required as outlined in our privacy policy. All CVs are kept confidential and will not be submitted to any clients without your knowledge and consent. Please note that due to the expected high volume of applications we can only reply to applicants suitable for the position. In the interest of protecting your data and informing you of your rights we will notify you should we retain your information by issuing an acknowledgement email and a request for consent where not already expressly given. We Value Your Trust. This job originally appeared on

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204 days ago