Buying Assistant – Ladieswear

Buying Assistant – Ladieswear

My client, a well-established multi-site retailer is looking for a Buying Assistant – Ladieswear to join their vibrant team. This is a fantastic buying opportunity for someone who is looking to begin their buying career and gain experience working in a dynamic buying department. Portlaoise based.

Package

  • Salary €28k
  • Pension
  • Illness Benefit
  • Staff discount
  • Agile working
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free car parking

Responsibilities of this Buying Assistant role include:

  • Completing replenishment orders
  • Compiling sell-through reports
  • Keying orders on major buys
  • Communicating with branches and suppliers
  • Special projects

Requirements for this Buying Assistant role include:

  • ‘Passion for Fashion’
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Highly organised
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website or call Aoife McCaul 01 871 7613 for more information. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.

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Merchandiser

Merchandiser

Excel Recruitment is delighted to be recruiting for this fashion-forward global retail client. My client is seeking an experienced and passionate Merchandiser to join their modern head office in Dublin city centre. This is a wonderful opportunity to join one of the fastest growing multinational retail fashion companies.

Package

  • Salary €60 – 80k doe
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • 27 days AL
  • Generous relocation package

Responsibilities of this Merchandiser job include:

  • Working in conjunction with the buying teams to provide support and direction on strategic, commercial, and analytical decision making with a particular focus on regional requirements.
  • Focus is on maximising sales and profitability by ensuring the right product for each region.
  • Weekly reports on sales performance, presenting relevant information on actual vs projected.
  • Analysing, interpreting, and presenting data.
  • Daily sales tracking against performance.
  • Presenting information on smaller product ranges.
  • Learning to forecast sales to better develop sales plans.

Requirements of this Merchandiser job include:

  • Experience working within a fast-paced Merchandising role in a related retail environment.
  • A love for fashion.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Team player.
  • Educated to degree level standard.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective communication channels.

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website or call 01 871 7613 for more information. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.

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Assistant Product Technologist – Home & Lifestyle

Assistant Product Technologist – Home & Lifestyle

Our client, a hugely popular homeware and fashion retailer, is seeking a confident Assistant Product Technologist for their Home & Lifestyle team. As Assistant Product Technologist for our client’s Home & Lifestyle team, you must already have strong technical expertise to deliver quality products that are safe, legal and fit for purpose. You will come with experience in homeware, soft furnishings and toys and be up-to-date on relevant testing. Dublin city centre based.

Salary & Package:

  • Salary €50-55k doe
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Agile Working

Your day-to-day of this Assistant Product Technologist job include:

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge to support the delivery of quality products that are safe, legal and fit for purpose.
  • Assist with product development and adhere to “the Best Practice” sample process flow
  • Investigate all Gold Seal rejections and communicate quality issues to product operations teams and suppliers
  • Build competitor awareness to enable quality, fit and performance benchmarking versus key competitors
  • Work with the compliance team to ensure the company quality standards are in line with industry standards (Value/Volume retail).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal/product/retail requirements for labelling
  • Assist in identifying potential fit, fabric or component quality issues
  • Compile and conclude tech packs and score card analysis as part of the delivery of the key line programme to ensure Primark quality standards and cost efficiencies are achieved
  • Investigate and support resolution of quality issues in a timely manner with clear solutions and communication to all relevant stakeholders

Requirements for this Assistant Product Technologist job include:

  • 2+ years experience in similar position
  • Proactive problem solver and commercially minded
  • Full understanding of mass production
  • Experience of working hand-in-hand to varied supplier base
  • Experience of implementing process and following through to review
  • Experience of managing and delivering on projects

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website or call 01 871 7613 for more information. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.

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Product Technologist – Home & Lifestyle

Product Technologist – Home & Lifestyle

Our client, a hugely popular fashion retailer, is seeking a confident Product Technologist for their Home & Lifestyle team. As Product Technologist for our client’s Home & Lifestyle team, you must already have strong technical expertise to deliver quality products that are safe, legal and fit for purpose. You will come with experience in home and lifestyle products and be up-to-date on relevant testing. Dublin city centre based.

Salary & Package:

  • Salary €65 – €71 DOE
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Agile working

Your day-to-day of these Product Technologist jobs include:

  • Driving the delivery of the departmental and quality strategy in line with customer’s expectations
  • Applying quality standards and commercially evaluating product testing
  • Monitoring returns reports
  • Undertaking benchmarking exercises with competitors
  • Adhering to and ensuring best practices are followed
  • Liaise with retail teams to understand and interpret customer feedback on quality issues
  • In partnership with the buying teams, participate in supplier meetings to drive the quality agenda
  • Engaging with Sourcing and Ethical to understand supplier performance.
  • Identifying opportunities where process efficiencies can be developed and drive cost savings
  • Through training and engagement with Buying and Suppliers, improve the sampling hit rate

Requirements for these Product Technologist jobs include:

  • 3+ years’ experience in similar position
  • Proactive problem solver and commercially minded
  • Full understanding of mass production
  • Experience of working hand-in-hand to varied supplier base
  • Experience of implementing process and following through to review
  • Experience of managing and delivering on projects
  • Great people skills and ability to communicate the Quality message across the board
  • Good IT skills

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website or call 01 871 7613 for more information. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.

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Buying Administrator – Beauty

Buying Administrator – Beauty

Excel Recruitment has a fantastic buying opportunity for a Buying Administrator – Beauty. Our client is an Irish-owned Health and Beauty Pharmacy. The business is well known for its broad health and beauty portfolio and this is an exciting time to be a part of the team. Citywest based.

This is 12-month contract role.

Package

  • Salary: €35k DOE
  • 22days AL
  • Staff discount
  • Agile working

Responsibilities of this Buying Administrator job include:

  • Supporting buying team by dealing with marketing requests, supplier orders and set up
  • Ownership and management of incoming mails
  • Provide general day to day administrative support to the purchasing team in areas such as premium buying, general shop, OTC and electrical (dependent on line manager)
  • Communicate with relevant stakeholders to ensure that buying processes are implemented effectively and on time

Requirements for this job include:

  • Buying admin experience is desirable
  • Must have a strong work ethic
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Ability to plan and organise workload with excellent attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team environment.
  • Must have a strong work ethic
  • An understanding of and passion for retail
  • Strong Word skills
  • Capable of working under pressure and to tight deadlines

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.

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Supply Planner

Supply Planner

My client, a leading international food business, is seeking an ambitious and analytical Supply Planner to join their Supply Team in South Dublin. You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day supply function while being involved in a rapidly growing Irish food business.

Package

  • Salary €26-28k doe
  • Agile working
  • Staff Discount
  • Monday – Friday working hours
  • Carer progression opportunities

Responsibilities of this job include:

  • Manage supply in line with demand forecast & company set targets using company business planning system (Exceedra Procast) & ERP system (IFS) for the assigned profile.
  • Full ownership and monitoring of orders placed until arrival, ensuring timely arrival on site striving to meet full customer order fulfilment.
  • Proactively developing alternative solutions to minimize any stock outages as a result of internal or external issues.
  • Close collaboration with the commercial and sales team to achieve 98.5% Service Level. Run weekly Commercial & operational meetings.
  • Monitor actual vendor performance against schedules. As required develop alternate plans to ensure volume and mix metrics are achieved.
  • Balance of inventory levels in line with business requirements for continued supply, with a view towards optimum stock holding and reduced costs.
  • Strong relationship building with suppliers in order to achieve maximum SLA’s
  • Provide support to supplier production plants and attendance at associated planning meetings.
  • Manage request for stock outside of forecast within frozen period and manage flow of orders which have exceeded agreed forecast.

Requirements for this job include:

  • Third Level Degree in Supply Chain Management/Business or related discipline.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strong communication skills along with excellent organization / time management skills.
  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills and proficient at multitasking.

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website or call 01 871 7613 for more information. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.

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Fashion Buyer

Fashion Buyer – Ladieswear

Excel Recruitment have an amazing buying opportunity for a strong Fashion Buyer who is passionate about fashion and an expert on upcoming trends. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a highly commercial and progressive buying office for one of the most iconic fashion retailers in Ireland. Dublin city centre based.

Salary: €60-€90k plus generous benefits.

Responsibilities of this Fashion Buyer job include:

  • Source, develop and build product ranges to reflect current trends, ensuring each range is commercial and meets company objectives, sales targets and customer needs
  • Analyse performance and review current range to ensure that sales, margins and profit are achieved
  • Take appropriate action in-season on repeats, cancellations and rescheduling of orders
  • Prepare for & present regular range reviews and presentations
  • Negotiating with a wide supply base to ensure best possible price and margin for goods is achieved
  • Maintaining and building strong working relationships with supply base and sourcing new suppliers
  • Keep up to date with and interpreting trends and constantly reviewing competitors in the market place
  • Collaborating with the design team on trends and product development
  • Presenting to senior management
  • Take responsibility for own development as well as manage the training of junior team members

Requirements for this Fashion Buyer job include:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Significant experience in a fast-paced Buying role
  • Passion for product
  • Skilled negotiation techniques, organisational and influencing skills
  • Developing and implementing departmental and strategy
  • Ability to initiate and build strong relationships with other stake holders

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.

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Homeware Buyer

Homeware Buyer

Excel Recruitment have an amazing buying opportunity for a strong Homeware Buyer who is commercially minded. The business is well known for their beautiful homewares and are Ireland’s market leader in Homewares and this is an exciting time to be a part of the team. Dublin city centre based.

Salary: €60-€90k plus generous benefits.

Responsibilities of this Homeware Buyer job include:

  • Source, develop and build product ranges to reflect current trends, ensuring each range is commercial and meets company objectives, sales targets and customer needs
  • Analyse performance and review current range to ensure that sales, margins and profit are achieved
  • Take appropriate action in-season on repeats, cancellations and rescheduling of orders
  • Prepare for & present regular range reviews and presentations
  • Negotiating with a wide supply base to ensure best possible price and margin for goods is achieved
  • Maintaining and building strong working relationships with supply base and sourcing new suppliers
  • Keep up to date with and interpreting trends and constantly reviewing competitors in the market place
  • Collaborating with the design team on trends and product development
  • Presenting to senior management
  • Take responsibility for own development as well as manage the training of junior team members

Requirements for this Homeware Buyer job include:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Significant experience in a fast-paced Buying role
  • Passion for product
  • Skilled negotiation techniques, organisational and influencing skills
  • Developing and implementing departmental and strategy
  • Ability to initiate and build strong relationships with other stake holders

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.

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Buying Administrator

Buying Administrator

My client, one of Ireland’s largest Hardware and DIY buying groups is seeking an ambitious Buying Administrator to join their team. You will support the Category Team with ongoing commercial administration while gaining experience in a fast-paced buying office. Kildare based.

Package:

  • Salary: 30-35k doe
  • Pension
  • Agile working
  • Monday – Friday hours
  • Career progression opportunities

Responsibilities of this Buying Administrator role include:

  • Creation and upkeep of supplier price files.
  • Purchase order entry/amendments and scheduling.
  • Ownership of the FOB Delivery Schedule and communicating key dates internally.
  • Creation of product offers (Warehouse and Direct) and compilation.
  • Manage the member portal – Offers and upkeep of product information.
  • Competitor Review of analysis and tracking.
  • Distribution and design of member offers and product information.
  • Action member and supplier communication on behalf of the buyers.
  • Creation of new supplier account forms.
  • Resolve on behalf of or elevate supplier and member queries to the relevant buyers.
  • Booking and management of the supplier meetings and retention of the meeting notes and actions.

Requirements for this Buying Administrator role include:

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills and the ability to pick up systems quickly.
  • A familiarity with ProDiver software would be beneficial.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud and/or Photoshop would also be beneficial.
  • Efficient ability to communicate with different stakeholders in the business.
  • Exceptional organisational, planning, and time management skills.
  • Experience in a busy, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience as an Office Administrator, Retail Analyst, Buying Administrator, or similar.

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website or call 01 871 7613 for more information. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

My client, a well-established Irish retailer with stores nationwide is looking for a creative Graphic Designer to join their team. You will have responsibility for driving all aspects of design projects from concept to creation, working seamlessly as part of the wider marketing and eCommerce team as they are expanding into new markets. Dublin city centre based.

Package

  • Salary €40-45k
  • Agile working
  • Flexible working hours

Responsibilities of this Graphic Designer job:

  • Develop, create, and engage social media strategies across all social platforms.
  • Designing and posting dynamic and original content on social platforms to build our online community, drive online engagement and increase website traffic.
  • Work cross departmentally to ensure ecommerce and customer touchpoints are on brand and consistent.
  • Timely delivery of creative in line with the marketing campaign calendar including social and web content, developing assets from photoshoots, and producing offline assets including store POS.

Experience required for this Graphic Designer job:

  • A deep knowledge of producing and publishing effective on-brand content for owned social media.
  • Passion for design, innovation, and creativity – a natural storyteller who can translate our brand essence into social posts, brand assets and campaign creative.
  • Ability to interpret briefs, manage tasks, meet deadlines.
  • 4+ years’ experience in graphic design, social media design, visual communications or equivalent while working in a marketing team or agency.
  • Degree/Diploma in Graphic Design, Visual Communications or similar.
  • Proficiency in CS packages – InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Strong creative skills and a portfolio of work which demonstrates their passion for design

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website or call 01 871 7613 for more information. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.

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