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Assistant Buyer - Partnerships - 6 months
Manchester

Job reference: 002671

Closing date: 20/02/2019

Salary: Up to £25,000 plus excellent benefits

Department: Merchandising

Hours per week: 3 - 5 days per week

As an Assistant Buyer in our Partnership division you’ll work closely with the Buyer to develop an attractive menswear proposition for our partners. You will be the brand ambassador looking to develop our brands with various partners such as ASOS, Amazon and number of international connections.

You should be highly organised and able to analyse and interpret sales data, as well as creative, with an excellent eye for the latest trends. Our business is fast-paced and no two days are the same. A genuine passion for product, along with determination and relentless enthusiasm will allow the successful candidate to truly excel and develop within this role.

 

What you’ll be responsible for:

-Involved in selection meetings with the wider menswear buying team you will build separate ranges which we can offer to our partners

-Analysing sales and trading information. Contribute to planning, trade and sales meetings. Making appropriate recommendations or providing insight into data and highlighting key trends or best and worst performers

-Taking ownership of the critical path and providing updates against schedules during weekly meetings

-Assisting the Buyer with day to day task of running the department.

-Maintaining excellent relationships with new and existing partners. Liaising with them regarding all product-related queries

-Creating and updating all product information and attributes. Accurately inputting all new product information and maintaining the product file

What you will need to succeed:

We are looking for individuals with previous experience as a buying assistant level 3. A genuine passion and interest in fashion is essential as well as strong commercial skills and an eye for trends. You’ll need to have a good knowledge of competitor retailers and overall insight into the UK accessories retail market is essential.

You’ll need to be numerate and analytical as a key part of this role involves analysis and interpretation of sales data. You’ll also need excellent communication skills to collate and present findings and recommendations as well as building effective relationships with colleagues and external partners. This role requires individuals who are able to influence and build strong relationships to develop the partnership business.

This role is fast-paced and you must be able to demonstrate flexibility, positivity, enthusiasm, determination, initiative and the desire to succeed.

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

Our people are energetic, enthusiastic and proud to work for a company that is committed to making the customer look and feel amazing through our trusted family of brands.  If you are able to demonstrate these qualities and the have the desired experience, why not apply today and be part of our future.

 

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