Job details

Partnerships Buying Assistant

Job reference: 002609

Closing date: 23/01/2019

Salary: £16,000 - £18,000 depending on experience plus excellent benefits

Department: Merchandising

Hours per week: 36.17

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 and Zalando, and we have plans to grow this area of the business quickly and profitably.


Administration Assistant Partnerships:

As the Administration Assistant – Partnerships you will work closely with the Buyer – Partnerships to provide support for the team.  Your role will be to ensure that administration tasks are done efficiently and in a timely manner in line with the needs of the team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our growing Partnership team and gain fantastic experience in our vibrant Northern Quarter head office.

As an Administration Assistant – Partnerships you’ll be responsible for:

  • Assisting the buyer with range planning & selection of product for our partnerships
  • Liaising with our partners and answering queries, making them aware of issues etc
  • Liaising with buying teams for samples and information regarding product
  • Helping manage critical path dates to make sure deadlines are reached
  • Arranging partnership meetings and taking minutes during the meetings
  • Maintaining required filing system/records requirements
  • Photo sample management
  • Helping with the day to day running of the department
  • Ad Hoc tasks in line with the role


What you will need to succeed as an Administration Assistant:

  • Experience working in a head office administration role would be advantageous but is not essential.
  • Good standard of education at GCSE level (Grade C or above in Maths, English & IT).
  • Excellent overall IT skills and interest in learning new systems.
  • A good working knowledge of Excel.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.  
  • Ability to prioritise busy workloads and adapt to changing priorities


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is keen to start a career in fashion buying working within our new, exciting and dynamic partnership business area. In return, you’ll receive great training, varied and interesting development opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package.  

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. 


The closing date for this job has now passed.