Buyer's Admin Assistant - Toys & Lifestyle

Salary £20,568
Discipline Product and Trade
Contact NameSarah Beatham

Here at N Brown, we champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 150 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers. You will be part of a team who have a strong strategy to grow beauty and are passionate about offering real beauty for the real woman in an inspiring way.


Working here you’ll explore everything the world of digital retail has to offer — asking questions, trying new things and chasing new opportunities. Combine this curiosity with the freedom to make your own decisions, take charge of projects and work flexibly, and you’ve got the perfect place to show your skills and learn new ones. It’s fast and furious here at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. So, if you collaborate, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge, your work with us will have a serious impact on the business, your career and our customers’ lives. We are proud to be N Brown.


Buying Admin Assistant


The Buying Admin Assistant role will be on the Kitchen & Appliances team and reports to a Junior Buyer/Buyer, working together to deliver the best ranges for our customer, as well as operating in the wider team structure such as Sourcing, Product Innovation and Merchandising. The role will have some degree of buying responsibility and is the first step to becoming a Buyer. The aim is to deliver a profitable customer centric range and provide day to day support to a Buyer.


What you’ll be responsible for as an Buying Admin Assistant:

  • Work with the Buyer or Senior Buyer on developing a customer centric range with the right price architecture and quality standards

  • Supplier liaison/relationships and cost price negotiation

  • Responsibility for critical path management

  • Day to day administrative support for department and Buyer, setting up product, sample management, critical path management

  • Reviewing weekly sales, with a focus on the best and worst sellers and trade actions

  • Monitoring the Toys market and customer activity through competitive shops, sales and trend analysis

  • Attend and minute product range build and sign off meetings

  • Attend and contribute to buying meeting

  • Regular website checks for product set up issues and fixing (where necessary)

What you will need to succeed as an Buying Admin Assistant:

  • Excellent administrative, communication and organisation skills

  • A keen interest in toys and customer first attitude

  • Driven & motivated

  • Retail experience

In return for your hard-work and commitment, you’ll receive fantastic training and a competitive benefits package.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams