Assistant Buyer - Menswear

Recruiter
Michael Page Retail
Location
London
Salary
27000.0000
Posted
09 Feb 2017
Closes
09 Mar 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An exciting Assistant Buyer position for an international fashion retailer to be based in Zone 1 London

Client Details

A leading high-street retailer with enormous presence internationally is looking to continue its growth with additional headcount into their buying team.

This is a business that looks to promote individuals as soon as they're ready rather than needing to wait for a vacancy to come up.

Description

  • Working closely with the Buyer/Senior Buyer to develop product, range build, sign off and be involved in strategy development.
  • Work with the Designers and Suppliers to develop samples and build a commercial range.
  • Be involved in fit sessions
  • Preparing and presenting weekly department sales information and samples for trade meetings
  • Managing the supplier relationships - negotiating with suppliers and reviewing supplier performance
  • Involvement in managing relationships internally across various divisions including web, digital, international

Profile

  • Experience of working within a fast paced fashion retailer
  • Either operating at a Senior Buying Assistant level or already at an Assistant Buyer level
  • A background in menswear
  • Some experience in managing or at least mentoring others
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • An ability to perform well under pressure
  • A self-starter who is able to work without direction when necessary
  • An excellent communicator
  • A passion for trend and product
  • Ambitious and keen to progress

Job Offer

A competitive salary with a business that is growing and hugely focused on promoting from within