Assistant Buyer Footwear - Trendy fashion brand!

Freedom Recruitment
London, South East England
16 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Main Responsibilities

Role Specific

  • Assists Buyer in dealing with issues arising with orders both internally and externally
  • Assists Buyer in placing orders, agreeing all details with buyer
  • Deals with warehouse issues and monitoring expected deliveries with BAA
  • Participates in meetings, offering suggestions, communicating with suppliers and ensuring orders are up to date, possibly attending meeting by themselves and feeding information back to Buyer
  • Manages BAA in their role of labelling, logging and organisation of samples/folders etc
  • Confirms all rough orders ensuring they are processed accurately
  • Oversees and checks all order amendments with BAA and PO Team
  • Shows good working knowledge of merchandising system using info gained to make decisions/offer suggestions
  • Completes comp shops/market research to benefit the department
  • Uses department sales information to proactively make suggestions to drive the department forward
  • With Buyers assistance manages BAA, delegating appropriately considering workload and experience of BAA and make suggestions to senior staff to improve this
  • Prepares thoroughly for meetings and presents confidently to team
  • Presents issues to Buyer with solutions and options
  • Builds strong relationships with suppliers, liaising on all order details
  • Assists Buyer/ design team in development of future product
  • Shows a strong awareness of fashion, current trends and a flare for developing product
  • Attends and contributes to trade meetings
  • Attends and contributes to supplier meetings and follows up key points with suppliers.
  • With Buyer, helps develop sports range
  • Strong understanding of order PO critical path and follows through quickly and efficiently
  • Any other duties as required


Additional Responsibilities

Contributing to a safe working environment

  • Contribute to a safe working environment by being aware of, and adhering to, legislative and health and safety requirements of the workplace.


  • Uphold the reputation by being a great ambassador for the brand
  • Bring ideas to management on how ongoing improvements can be achieved

Development of self and others

  • Take ownership for own development and participate in a coaching and feedback culture
  • Achieve agreed company objectives; attend training sessions, team meetings as requested


  • Well presented and represents the brand
  • A professional and flexible working attitude is essential
  • Confident communicator
  • Team Player
  • Good time management
  • PC literate - Excel, Word, Access, Outlook
  • High levels of accuracy