Job details

Assistant Buyer Partnerships (12 month FTC)

Job reference: 003899

Closing date: 21/04/2021

Salary: Competitive Salary (DOE) plus excellent benefits

Department: Buying

Hours per week: 36.17 hours

Assistant Buyer Level 3 – Partnerships (Wholesale) 12 Month FTC

As an Assistant Buyer in our Partnership division, you’ll work closely with the Buyer to develop an attractive product proposition for our partners. You will be the brand ambassador looking to develop our brands with various partners such as ASOS, Zalando, Next and a 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 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.