Junior Buyer / Buying Assistant Job at WWW.TheRunHub.ie – in Dublin, County Dublin

Job Description

This new role requires an energetic individual who can show strong initiative and progressive thinking towards aligning the business with new evolving running trends.

Who we are:

The Run Hub is Ireland’s leading running specialist retailer. We have stores based in Dublin along with a strong online presence serving the running community of Ireland. 2022 will see the business grow further with the addition of more store openings, and further expansion in the online marketplace. We are a young energetic team that all have a passion for running and we are looking to add new creative thinking to join us on our journey.

Who should apply:

This role will offer a huge leap into the world of buying. It is a new position within the business and will quickly evolve into a senior buyer role for the right candidate.

Retail experience is essential with a preference for applicants with sports retail experience and a passion for all things running.

The Role:

Working alongside the managing director, you will be offered great autonomy to make a big impact on the business from an early stage.

Key responsibilities will include:

§ Implement buying structures and systems to facilitate further business expansion across the country

§ Establish strong relationships via regular communication to all suppliers

§ Work closely with our e-commerce executive to drive a consistent omni-channel offering to our customer base

§ Weekly replenishment ordering across the range

§ Quarterly forward buying submissions to key brands

§ Monthly returns submissions to suppliers and credit management

§ Daily communication with store management to discuss sell through and consumer trends

§ Regular reporting to review business performance

§ Maintain business margin goals

§ Review and analyse sell through data across all channels and propose price action/ stock movement where necessary

§ Regulate business stockholding levels to ensure operational efficiencies are maintained

§ Manage pre-book cancellations where necessary

§ Manage and resolve invoicing queries

§ Monitor competitor activity on a weekly basis and adapt our business offering as the market requires

§ Identify new brand opportunities and work to create new business partnerships for The Run Hub, ensuring we maintain our reputation for being first to market with new running product trends.

§ Attend trade fairs and travel to brand partners when necessary

Skillset Required:

· High level of computer literacy and knowledge of MS Office suite.

· Excellent administrative skills

· Great team player mentality

· Great organisational and planning skills

· Attention to detail

· A confident personality


· Flexible working hours and option to work from home for part of week

· Competitive salary based on experience

· Pension Scheme

· Company phone

· Large staff discount

Reference ID: Junior buyer

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: €27,164.00-€42,000.00 per year

Additional pay:

  • Bonus pay
  • Quarterly bonus
  • Yearly bonus


  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home


About Company

Company: WWW.TheRunHub.ie –

Company Location:  Dublin, County Dublin

About WWW.TheRunHub.ie -