Buying Assistant

Buying Assistant

Birks. Pure Delight

Established since 1879, Birks is a luxury jewellery store whose reputation is built on quality, exclusivity, unique design and excellence in service. We pride ourselves in offering meaningful experiences and in building intimate relationships with each and every one of our clients.

 

As an Buying Assistant in our Montreal Corporate Office located in Downtown Montreal, you will get to embody our belief in the promise of a brighter tomorrow through each interaction. As such, you will get to work in a highly motivated team that values excellence, hard work and team work.

 

Are you our hidden gem?

Reporting to the Director, Planning & Buying, Branded Jewelry & Timepieces the Buying Assistant will be supporting the Buyer to maintain the assortment through Item creation & maintenance, Purchase Order creation & maintenance, delivery management, assisting replenishment/novelty purchases & supporting sold order requests. Working in a fast paced environment, you will be eager to learn, proactive with a keen eye for detail & a well-organized approach.

 

To do so, the Buying Assistant will be expected to…

  • UPC creation & management – responsible for maintaining product attributes

    PO creation & management

  • Communicate with vendors on delivery management, order status, invoicing, providing product imagery, quality control & returns

  • Assist the replenishment process and maintenance of assortment plans

  • Assist the RTV process including preparation of export documents and vendor follow-up

  • Support E-com store by updating online assortment & liaising with vendors to provide assets

  • Support the co-ordination & communication of sold order requests between retail network & vendors ensuring on-time delivery

  • Establish strong relationships with cross-functional team to better understand merchandising strategies and needs of the business.

  • Provide key administrative support to the Buying team assisting with weekly, seasonal and ad-hoc analysis & reporting

Our ideal candidate has…

 

EDUCATION

  • College or university degree in Business or related field.

EXPERIENCE

  • 1 year of experience in similar role within Retail as a Merchandising/Product Coordinator or Buying Administrator.
  • Recent graduates with internship experience 

SKILLS

  • Excellent organisation skills with attention to detail 
  • Flexible, proactive and enthusiastic
  • Team player with excellent communication skills     
  • Computer literate - good knowledge of Excel
  • Able to multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Teamwork
  • Excellent Customer Service skills
  • Bilingual: French and English (spoken/written) is a strong asset

Our promise of delight

In return for your commitment to excellence, we offer…

  • Competitive earnings
  • Social benefits
  • Wellness program
  • Award and recognition programs
  • Innovative and unique training programs
  • Employee discounts

At Birks, you will find a management team that truly cares about your professional growth. You will be empowered to be yourself, in order to offer excellent customer service and to create an experience that will build long-lasting client relationships.

 

Come join us at Birks, and let your true self shine!

Are you the gem we are looking for?