Assistant Buyer (Fashion)

05 Sep 2017
03 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Assistant Buyer (Fashion)
Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits
Billericay, Essex

Our client based in Billericay are looking to recruit an Assistant Buyer to join their fun head office team. You will be responsible for supporting the Buyer in managing the critical path, range building and overseeing the admin team, in order to maximise sales and profit. You will need to have worked within a fashion buying department and have a fashion related degree for this role.

Duties for the Assistant Buyer role:-

?? Work with the Buyer to deliver product ranges tailored to the customer profile and brand positioning that
achieve or exceed target margin and sales plan
?? Understand supplier capabilities and weaknesses in order to ensure best price and margin is achieved when
negotiating buys.
?? Build ranges to agreed range levels on stands before sign off meetings and prepare information for sign offs
as required
?? Source and select Top Store, sub-Brand if required to do so
?? Manage and be responsible for accuracy of Range Plan
?? Be responsible for ensuring approval process runs smoothly
?? Manage daily checking of packing scans with BA
?? 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/China team
?? 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 meeting
?? Any other duties which may reasonably be required by the business

Requirements for the Assistant Buyer role:-

Must be able to demonstrate product, brand and market awareness
?? Be able to take on tasks in the absence of the Buyer (with guidance of Senior Buyer/ Head of Buying).
?? To have in-depth knowledge of the supply base
?? Lead and coach the Buyers Assistant in the team

Hours and Benefits for the Assistant Buyer role;-

9-5 Monday to Friday
25 days holiday
Health Care
Retail Discount Card
Free Car Parking

If you want to be part of the exciting future that this company has planned then we would love to hear from you!
To apply for this role, send in your CV via this website or contact Kelly Parrish at Select in Chelmsford for more info on (Apply online only)