Assistant Buyer (Fashion)

Assistant Buyer (Fashion)
Competitive Salary
Essex

A new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Assistant Buyer to work within an Essex based Fashion Buying team where you will be delivering product ranges that are tailored to the customer profile and brand positioning that achieve or exceed target margin and sales plan. You will build ranges to agreed range levels on stands before sign off meetings and prepare information for sign offs. You will manage and be responsible for accuracy of Range Plan and in addition source and select Top Store, sub-Brand if required. You will need to understand supplier capabilities and weaknesses in order to ensure best price and margin is achieved when negotiating buys.
• Be responsible for ensuring approval process runs smoothly
• Manage daily checking of packing scans with the Buyers Assistant
• Responsible for checking online descriptions and photography prior to being processed for host
• Undertake regular competitive shop reports and present to the Buying team
• Research market trends and new product areas for trend and development meetings
• Manage press critical path if required
• Liaise with the Supply Base Manager regarding QC and supplier issues
• Prepare and send DHL samples to suppliers and the team in China
• Lead event tracking meetings and hold bin meetings
• Manage information required from Buying teams for weekly trade meetings
• Manage packaging critical path
• Prepare and manage boards required for internal and external meetings
• Lead and coach the Buyers Assistant in the team

Requirements for the Assistant Buyer role:-
You will be an experienced Assistant Buyer who is looking for a move to a successful fashion focused business. Ideally you will have worked in a large similar jewellery or accessories retailer, however we are happy to consider applications from Assistant Buyers currently working within large fast fashion retailers.

You must be able to demonstrate the following;
• Product, brand and market awareness
• In-depth knowledge of the supply base
• Manage your own workload as well as the Buyers Assistant
• Be the ‘go to’ person for other members of the Buying function in need of assistance
• Solid commercial awareness with a clear knowledge of how potential trends and threats might impact the brand and business as a whole
Overall a passion for the fashion industry especially jewellery as a whole and be able to build your own networks to positively promote brands is essential.
Hours and Benefits for the Assistant Buyer role:-
9-5 Monday to Friday, Car Parking, 25 days holiday, Pension, Healthcare, Retail discounts
If you have the relevant skills and experience for this role please send your CV in word format via this website

Job Summary

Job Title Assistant Buyer (Fashion)
Location Essex
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Last Updated 20/07/2018
Reference SF41352
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