We are The Very Group and we’re here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That’s why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on Very.co.uk to help them say yes to the things they love. We’re just as passionate about helping our people get more out of life too; building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and wellbeing.
Own Brand Homewares is a fast-paced category responsible for a broad range of products from Lighting and Decorative Accessories through to Home Textiles and Tableware. We work with suppliers across the Far East, Europe and the UK to source and develop great value trend led products for our customers. We are on a journey to transform our own brand ranges, this is a really exciting time to join the category and be part of our future growth.
This is an entry level role and a great opportunity to enter the world of Buying.
As a Buying Assistant you will support the Assistant Buyers and Junior Buyer to manage the critical path whilst undertaking administrative support for the team.
You will be responsible for sample management including booking in samples and arranging sample requests. As well as completing product set up tasks to enable products to go live, and on site checks to ensure our shop window looks it’s best.
As you progress and with support from the Junior Buyer and Buyer you will have responsibility for your own range of products and manage these end to end from product development through to launch and in season trading.
No previous experience in Buying is required but you should be able to demonstrate strong organisation skills and a passion for Homewares product.
· Commercially aware – understand who our customer and competitors are.
· Able to build relationships – you will be expected to build relationships both internally and externally with suppliers.
· Strong communication skills.
· Excellent attention to detail.
· Passionate about Homewares product.
· Ability to prioritise and manage workload.
· A great attitude and willing to learn.
· Can demonstrate initiative and enjoys problem solving.
Some of our benefits:
Flexible, hybrid working model
Inclusive culture and environment, check out our Glassdoor reviews
£250 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
27 days holiday + bank holidays
Udemy learning access
Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
Up to 25% discount on Very.co.uk
Matched pension up to 6%
More benefits can be found on our career site
How to apply
Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you will be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS, Right to Work checks and if a specific requirement of your role a DBS (criminal records) check. Should your application progress we require you to let the team know if there is anything you need to disclose in relation to any of these checks prior to them being undertaken, including any unspent criminal convictions.
What happens next?
Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person or held remotely.
You can expect a two-stage interview process for this position:
1st stage - An informal 30-minute video call with the hiring team to discuss your skills and relevant experience. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the role and to ask any questions you may have.
2nd Stage – A one-hour formal interview where you can expect both competency and technical questions. This can be held either in-person or remotely.
As an inclusive employer please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.
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We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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