Position Title:Buying Assistant


Location:Milton Keynes, England, UK

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity for someone with proven administration and preferably some buying admin experience, the Buying Assistant will play a key role in the support of a busy, fast-paced environment. Working closely with the Buyer within one of the brands key categories to provide support in all aspects of the buying process, including; gathering product information from suppliers, uploading this onto internal database, sample management, through to quality assurance. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, written & verbal, with the ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders, approaching task-oriented solutions with a logical and efficient attitude. Highly organised, a head for figures and sound MS Office skills, particularly MS Excel.


  • Providing administrative support in all aspects of the buying process, to include supplier & stakeholder liaison, sample management & quality assurance.
  • Gathering product information from suppliers and inputting them into the system
  • Utilising strong communication and relationship building skills, ensuring efficient support is provided to the buying team and strategy goals are met.
  • Resolving customer queries and concerns are addressed by working in unison with Customer Services & suppliers, documenting throughout the process
  • Support the Buyer in Critical Path management


  • Previous buying/marketing administration experience, or relevant
  • Ability to utilise Microsoft Office skills (especially Excel) to an intermediate level
  • Commercially aware
  • Highly numerate
  • Great organisation and time management skills
  • Strong communicating and relationship building skills

About Homebase

Founded in 1979, we are the home and garden experts. We’re a one-stop-shop for the products, expertise and inspiration home makers need to fix, improve or transform their homes and gardens.