Assistant Buyer - Hardware Category

Job Title: Assistant Buyer - Hardware Category
Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time
Location: South Eastern Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: AU$65000 - AU$75000 per annum
Reference: BBBH16093_1535604289
Contact Name: Rebecca Overall
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 30, 2018 05:44

Job Description

About the company

The business is a well-established family owned wholesaler and distributor of high quality products within the outdoor leisure and living space. Operating for the past 25 years, the business has gone through significant growth and they have since evolved, now with a portfolio of iconic brands and distribution into major national retailers

About the role

Reporting to the Business Manager, you will assist with the planning and execution of strategic business plans to drive growth and ensure annual sales targets are met. This will include planning and execution of sales strategies across multiple channels including online, big box and independent retailers. You will also be responsible for briefing internal Product Development and Marketing teams on several key projects, including new product development as well as managing any external contractors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting the Business Manager in the day to day running of the business
  • Develop and manage existing and new customer relationships through successful implementation of the sales and marketing strategy
  • Assist in the preparation and development of product ranges, pricing and presentation documents
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Managing stock orders and strong follow ups to ensure critical path and deadlines are met
  • Assist in the preparation or development of new products
  • Ad hoc reporting and administrative duties
  • Preparation of sales action plans relating to the business units product and/or key accounts
  • Conducting product presentations
  • Creation and execution of product training material
  • Creation and maintenance of website information across multiple online platforms
  • Monitor competitor activity in relation to product, pricing and any other activity that may impact sales
  • Timely implementation of new products through liaising with multiple internal and external parties

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years' experience in retail buying
  • Hardware, automotive or similar category experience is highly desirable
  • High attention to detail and innovative mindset
  • Experience with supplier relationships, product lifestyle and product development
  • Exposure to costings, shipping process and purchase order
  • Sound Sales and Marketing experience


Family owned and operated, the business is at the forefront of innovation and positioned for significant growth. With low turnover of staff, they have a highly engaged and dynamic team and offer ongoing training and development and career succession opportunities.

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button or contact Rebecca Overall on (03) 8613 3527 for a confidential discussion.