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Buying Admin Assistant

About the Habitat brand

Since 1964, Habitat has been challenging the way people style and shop for their homes.

We’re an iconic homeware and furniture retailer that’s going through exciting times: our priority is a growing on line business that currently accounts for over 60% of the P&L plus three long-standing London flagship stores, and a network of smaller customer touch-points throughout the UK including Sainsbury’s and Argos.

For over 50 years Habitat has created good design that’s useful, distinctive and just a little witty. We recognise that today there are more brands than ever selling furniture, but we’re strong in our conviction that we’re true originals, because almost every piece in our collection is designed by us.

The role

You will be working as part of a team and will be a vital support to the Buying team, learning the product cycle from product briefing to the customer. You would build relationships with departments such as e-commerce, quality assurance and merchandising. Administration is a key element of the role and you can become involved in negotiations so numeracy and a confident manner are key.

Responsibilities

Ensure all product descriptions are correct and optimised for SEO and selling. Buyers attribute sheets to ensure product descriptions meet agreed criteria

Ensure the website has all relevant information/images and is launched on time

Create and update all SKU information within the system ensuring it is always up to date

Responsible to ensure that all administration is correct and maintained

Support the Buying Team with all day to day tasks and the preparation for seasonal sign off meetings

Manage samples for the department for any meeting requirements, press loans and photography shoots

Liaise with internal teams and suppliers being the key contact for the department

Be responsible for extensive competitor and product research

Responsible for briefing and signing off any new packaging

You will be

An excellent communicator

A logical thinker & problem solver

An individual with strong numeracy and literacy skills, with great attention to detail

Organised & efficient

Self-motivated with a strong drive to achieve

Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Have working in a digitally focused environment and/or personally be a digital shopper customer

Be proficient on Excel/Word/Powerpoint

Have a passion for homewares & furniture

Have a keen interest in developing a career in Buying

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