Job details

Partnerships Student Placement - Starting Summer 2019

Job reference: 002571

Closing date: 18/01/2019

Salary: £16,000

Department: Buying

Hours per week: 36.17

N Brown are looking for a bright and enthusiastic placement student to join our Partnership team for a 12-month period from Summer 2019.


You will be given a role with responsibilities that will add to the success of the business and you will become an integral part of the team whilst building your work experience in a commercial fashion head office environment. You’ll also develop crucial industry relationships along the way which may help your employment prospects after you’ve graduated from university!


Partnerships is the wholesale division of N Brown and represents one of our biggest growth areas – allowing us the opportunity to sell our fantastic products to new customers via established retailers’ platforms.  We are already trading with some of Europe’s largest online retailers, such as ASOS, Zalando and Amazon, and we have plans to grow this area of the business quickly and profitably.

The placement will be split into 3 sections:

  • 8 Months working on the Buying/Selling team
  • 2 Months working as Account manager
  • 2 Months working on the Operations team


What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Buying/Selling teams with administrative requirements
  • Attending Partner meetings either in the N Brown office or the Partners head office.
  • Working with internal buying and merch teams to gain product info.
  • Setting up for selection meetings
  • Sample management
  • Critical path management
  • Entering product details on to our systems as well as partner systems
  • Tracking stock into business
  • Looking at sales reports
  • Tracking stock into our partners.


What you will need to succeed:

We’re looking for current students on a fashion or buying related degree (or equivalent) course who are able to commit to placement of 12 months starting August 2019 (start date TBC). You’ll need to display a keen commercial eye for product along with good knowledge of the latest fashion trends.

 A genuine passion and drive for a career in fashion is essential as well as the ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of the purpose and value of a Buying function within a business.

Attention to detail and excellent organisation skills are paramount as it’s crucial that work is completed accurately, sometimes to tight deadlines. You should be PC literate with the ability to quickly adapt and learn new systems. You’ll be a confident communicator with an energetic approach and exceptional levels of personal motivation.


How to apply and important dates to remember:

Applications will be open from Monday 17th Dec and will close on Friday 18th Jan. We will start to review applications week commencing 14th Jan so early applications will be preferred. 

If your application is successful, then you will be invited to an interview in February and you will be notified of the outcome by the end of Feb/ early March.


How to apply:

 If you meet the criteria above and you’re considering a career within Partnerships/ Buying then we want to hear from you! To apply please upload your up-to-date CV, along with cover letter and your answer to the following questions (no more than 300 words please)


  1. Why do you want to be a Buyer?
  2. What skills and qualities will you bring to the N Brown Partnerships team?


Please note: you will only be able to upload one document on your application. Your answer to the question above should be attached as the 1st page on your CV.


Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown Group.


The closing date for this job has now passed.