Castore exists for one single reason – to make athletes better. Our ethos is built upon the philosophy of BETTER NEVER STOPS, an ideal deeply infused in our DNA and something we strive to live every single day. We utilise advanced engineering and unique technical fabrics to create the highest quality sportswear in the world for athletes who demand the very best. Designed with a passion for innovation with specialist features to help to optimise athletic performance in all conditions.
The founders’ vision is to build Castore into a brand respected across the globe for a deep and unrelenting commitment to engineering the highest quality sportswear in the world, with no stone left unturned in its search for innovation and performance enhancement.
The sportswear market has been dominated by a small clique of mass-market brands and the vision is for Castore to be a premium alternative to these, the natural brand of choice for discerning athletes who demand the very best.
The Buyer’s Admin Assistant role will report to the Junior Buyer. The aim is to deliver day to day administrative support to the Junior Buyer, managing the administration of the department and ensuring all systems are kept up to date.
•Support the Buyer with their administration.
•Accurately and promptly raise orders utilising internal systems.
•Maintaining the critical path. Understand the importance of deadlines and the impact on the Buying cycle. Pre-empt any potential risks to the Buying cycle and problem solve accordingly.
•Responsible for keeping information up to date and correct in all relevant systems and databases.
•Demonstrate retail market awareness through competitive shops to understand our competitors and identify opportunities.
•Build a professional relationship with our supply base, requesting, managing, and chasing in samples, ensuring all samples are managed, labelled and kept in the correct location.
•Collate and prepare samples for meetings.
•Visual Range Plan creation.
•Ad hoc duties are also an essential daily part of the Buyers Admin Assistant job role as you are providing full administrative support to the buying team.
•Support weekly trade meetings through best and worst seller reports.
•Attend and participate in supplier meetings with the Buyer, recording accurate minutes as required.
•Work closely with the ECOM team to ensure product is on site in a timely manner and mapped to the correct categories.
Skills & Qualities
Skills and Experience:
• Good knowledge of the Buying process.
• Microsoft Office proficient
• Excellent planning and organisation skills with the ability to ensure information, facts and figures are accurate and free from mistakes.
• Experience working cross-functionally, liaising with peer groups across a business to drive efficiencies and results.
• Working within strict deadlines and able to be adaptive to changes.
• Comfortable in a fast-paced and ever-changing business environment with the ability to respond as needed within an appropriate timeframe.
• Hold a relevant fashion or textile degree.
•Requires excellent interpersonal skills, must be approachable, personable with a positive attitude, willing to help and provide support as needed.
•Excellent written Communication, ability to present ideas on paper clearly, concisely, and accurately.
•Able to make decisions on work issues that impact the successful completion of tasks.
•Ability to analyse data and trends and use as a basis to solve problems.
•Flexible approach and willingness to further learn
•Have a Better Never Stops Attitude
•Ability to travel and work effectively across multiple cultures as and when required.
•Passion for the brand
What We Offer
•25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
•Modern city centre offices in Manchester
•An opportunity to work with global sporting partners
•Office breakout space with pool tables, dart board and TV’s
•A chance to build a career with a fast paced, high growth brand
•Employee assistance programme
•Generous staff discount