Assistant Buyer - Fashion London Immediate Start

Xquisite Recruitment
South East London, London
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Buyer London Bridge 18k to 23k This role might suit a Graduate

This role is now urgent and my client would like to set up interviews as soon as next week

Working with the category director and the design team, you will provide administrative support to the daily operational functions of the department

Role description:

- Managing critical paths;

- Supporting the category director and the design team in product developments and approvals;

- Conducting regular competitor and market research, store checks and online research, which can be referenced by designers and category managers;

- Tracking sell-in and sell-through information from licensees;

- Producing best and worst seller reports, creating visual library for the team;

- Managing sample storage and receipting samples into system;

- Maintaining databases of catalogues, price lists and hi-res imagery from licensees;

- Collate and manage the library of seasonal look books from licensees sharing information with marketing to aid in-house catalogue creation;

- Updating category presentations on an ongoing basis where required;

- Assisting in the creation/updating of pitch documents and seasonal product display boards;

- Attending trade shows, meeting current licensees, and assessing market and category trends.

Qualifications required:

- The ideal candidate will have fashion, buying or design related studies;

- Previous buying work experience or completion of a buying placement within fashion is desirable;

- An interest in the retail industry, product development and brand licensing;

- A good eye for product and design, and an enthusiasm for tracking trends and staying abreast of innovation in the listed categories;

- A self-starter with stellar organisational and time management skills aiding the ability to multi-task and prioritise;

- A proactive, creative thinker who stays one step ahead;

- Good people skills and the ability to communicate with partners in a wide variety of countries with clarity and precision;

- Excellent PC skills (Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint) with an emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy;

Very junior level position so an eagerness to learn is essential.

- The ideal candidate will have fashion, buying or design related studies;

- Good presentation and written skills;

- Energetic, well-informed, and able to work in a fast-paced environment;

- Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels;

- Foreign languages advantageous.

Within easy commute to London Bridge

Please give us an indication of salary expectations.