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Buyers Assistant

Platypus - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


About Us:

From humble beginnings in 1988, starting as a wholesale distributor based in New Zealand, Accent Group has had an incredible journey of growth throughout the decades. As the largest footwear group, we now proudly have over 500 stores, 15 brands + 20 online platforms including; Platypus, Skechers, Hype DC, Vans, Dr. Martens, Subtype, The Athletes Foot, CAT, Merrell, The Trybe, Pivot, Timberland, Stylerunner, Palladium, Stance, Saucony & Glue Store! Housing an extensive collection of iconic global brands, we pride ourselves on stocking the latest and greatest footwear and apparel. Our ranges are carefully selected so you can find a treasured iconic style or a newly engineered silhouette. At Accent Group, we value your ability to express your own personal style. Our Sneakers. Your story!

COVID-19 Candidate & Customer Update: We are committed to the health and safety of our teams, customers & the community. We have implemented a range of new health and safety measures across our stores, offices & warehouse including protective equipment, signage and social distancing procedures. During this time we may conduct our recruitment processes over phone or via digital channels. These measures are designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help protect our Communities.

Our Benefits:

  • Fantastic team culture within an amazing purpose-built Office in Richmond
  • Generous employee discounts across all our brands plus discounts on health insurance
  • Be part of a supportive team and a growing business with endless opportunities to progress your career!

The Role:

We have an exciting role available to support our buying team as a Buyer’s Assistant in Platypus. Reporting to the Buyer this role is responsible for providing support to our Buyers. You will ideally have previous buying admin experience or as a trainee buyer. The role requires a high level of attention to detail, analytical and excel proficiency, which is paramount to key outputs you will own, including product set up and order management, product presentations and reporting. You will be required to build strong relationships with both internal teams and suppliers to achieve the outcomes of the role.

Your key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Assist Buyers with all day-to-day administration in a timely and accurate manner, including but not limited to reports, data entry, preparing presentations and managing wholesale stock transfers
  • Manage and maintain monthly marketing templates
  • Manage weekly press – store communication and memos
  • Support with administration of weekly reports including stock counts, wholesale stock transfers and weekly SKU reports
  • Assist the Buyers with developing a range selection and product grading in line with business and consumer needs
  • Support with pre-analysis and reporting, range roll up and sign off preparation
  • Attend range showings, preparing all documentation as required and providing follow up notes to all attendees

What we are looking for:

  • Demonstrated previous experience in a similar retail buying assistant or trainee buying role
  • Proficient in Excel – analysing data, data entry and managing reports
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to communicate with various stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to create, plan, monitor and execute multiple reports
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to problem solve and take initiative
  • Affiliation with Accent Group Core values and “Make It Happen” attitude

At Accent Group Limited we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and inclusion. We believe in the diversity of our people across age, gender, identity, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical and mental ability. We strive on creating an equal employment environment where everyone from any background can be themselves.

The Accent Group acknowledges, and pays respect, to the Traditional Owners and ongoing custodians of the land. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Maori people.

This is a fantastic opportunity to bring your passion for retail buying and join us as we continue to grow, APPLY NOW!