Assistant Buyer - Luxury Womenswear

Quest Search and Selection Ltd
London, South East England
11 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This global luxury brand is looking for a commercially aware experienced Assistant Buyer in helping assist the Buyer to develop ranges that are brought to market maintaining the brand integrity. The Assistant Buyer will be a part of the Womenswear buying team to promote and execute the buy strategy.

As an Assistant Buyer, you will:

  • Effective management of critical path of all receipt and outstanding order information of stock from multiple sources
  • Ability to work independently of buyer and take an additional responsibility for an element of the buying unit
  • Partner with Planning team to identify pockets of stock requirements within stores and or regional opportunities
  • Review weekly trade reports and advise actions to drive trade and seasonal analysis in line with traded season buy
  • Support BAA to track shipments to DC to ensure timely delivery and communicating any changes to all business partners concerned.
  • Create and update seasonal assortment sheets that incorporate all relevant product delivery and store ranging information in an accurate manner
  • Gather required assortment information to and from production partners and or vendors to ensure delivery deadlines and cost price requirements are met
  • Compile historical sales analysis to provide the foundation and direction to support the Buyer in the development of seasonal strategies.
  • Collaboration with the Visual Merchandising team to shape buys and build seasonal strategies

As an Experienced Assistant Buyer, you will need:

  • Experience at an Assistant Buyer level is essential with a recognized retailer
  • Experience within the Luxury market is essential to be considered
  • Proficient in Retail Maths with strong analytical skills and ability to identify commercial opportunities based on analysis provided
  • Computer proficient in Excel, Word and familiar with basic principles of merchandising systems.
  • Good communication both upward to senior management and laterally to business partners both internal and external
  • High level of presentation skills and confidence
  • Trend and market awareness of the fashion industry
  • Management and coaching skills to manage a BAA

You will already be operating at an Assistant Buyer level with relevant experience in Womenswear to be considered. This is an amazing opportunity to grow and develop your career and rise through the ranks depending on how you drive your own career.

If you feel you have the skills and experience, please reply with an up to date CV today!

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.