Job details

Junior Buyer - Footwear

Job reference: 002329

Closing date: 11/10/2018

Salary: £25,000 plus excellent benefits

Department: Buying

Hours per week: 36.17

The Junior Buyer works closely with Senior Buyer/Buyer to plan, source and select a commercial and exciting product ranges for our customers. With a great knowledge of multi-channel trading, the Junior Buyer will understand the needs of our customer, and develop a range which observes company budgets and margin requirements, whilst consistently meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers. 


Our business is fast-paced and no two days are the same. A genuine passion for fashion, ideally in footware, along with determination and relentless enthusiasm will allow the successful Junior Buyer to truly excel and succeed within this role.


What you’ll be responsible for as a Junior Buyer:

  • Taking ownership for sourcing, developing and selecting a commercial range.
  • Full range-planning process, development phases, sign-off and trading.
  • Deputising for the Buyer/Senior Buyer where needed.
  • Assisting the Buyer/Senior Buyer in additional product selection/development meeting with suppliers.
  • Preparing and analysing sales information for planning, trade and selection meetings.
  • Maintaining relationships with new and existing suppliers.
  • Mentoring and training junior members of the team.
  • Working closely with Merchandising, Quality Assurance, Design & Product Coordination teams to manage set up and administration of all products and promotions.
  • Competitor and market insight and analysis.


What you will need to succeed as a Junior Buyer:

  • Previous experience working at Junior Buyer or Assistant Buyer level.
  • Apparel buying experience is essential.
  • Experience managing your own range.
  • Passion for footware and experience of multi-channel retailing would be highly advantageous.
  • Strong commercial skills and an eye for colour and product. 
  • Strong numerical skills and good attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm and determination. This role is fast-paced and the Junior Buyer must be able to demonstrate initiative and the desire to succeed.
  • Ability to lead and mentoring junior members of the team.



In return for your hard-work and commitment, you’ll receive fantastic training as well exciting development opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package.