Job details

Buyer- Sportswear (12 month FTC)

Job reference: 003223

Closing date: 07/02/2020

Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum (DOE)

Department: Buying

Hours per week: 36.17


Here at N Brown, we champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 150 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers.

Working here you’ll explore everything the world of digital retail has to offer — asking questions, trying new things and chasing new opportunities. Combine this curiosity with the freedom to make your own decisions, take charge of projects and work flexibly, and you’ve got the perfect place to show your skills and learn new ones. It’s fast and furious here at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. So, if you collaborate, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge, your work with us will have a serious impact on the business, your career and our customers’ lives. We are proud to be N Brown.


We now have an exciting opportunity to join us as a Sportswear Buyer on a 12 month FTC.


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


  • Working closely with the Merchandiser to plan in-line with the trading and business strategy.
  • Understanding and working within given budgets and meeting strict margin requirements.
  • Presenting and taking a lead role in strategy planning, selection and trade meetings.
  • New product innovation and development through market insight and trend analysis.
  • Negotiating the best possible cost prices at all times.
  • Competitor and market insight.
  • Managing, leading and motivating junior members of the buying team.


What you will need to succeed as a Sportswear Buyer at N Brown:


  • Relevant branded buying experience ideally including sportwear on either Menswear or Womenswear for a leading retailer
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Previous experience managing your own range, OTB and budgets.
  • Leadership qualities.Enthusiasm, determination and commitment to the role.


Our people are energetic, enthusiastic and proud to work for a company where the customer is at core of what we do.  If you are able to demonstrate these qualities and the have the desired experience, why not apply today and be part of our future.



The closing date for this job has now passed.