Assistant Buyer - Burton

Recruiter
Arcadia Group Limited
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A Bit About

'A man thinking brand'. Established in 1903 by Montague Burton, Burton Menswear London is a staple on the British High Street. Burton's aim is to be the most inspiring, best value fashion brand for their customer. Burton's core customer is 25-35 in age and mind-set. He has an interest in fashion but wants it to be 'easy' - easy to wear, masculine and good quality, but a good price also. Using multiple channels to research and purchase, he seeks regular newness of product and outfit ideas. However; over 30% of Burton's customers are women!

The Role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join Burton. This is a fast paced and competitive role and we are looking for applications from existing Assistant Buyers with experience in knitwear.

What You Will Be Doing Day To Day
  • Support the Buyer and contribute to decisions on the product range.
  • When required, present garments to senior management and follow up on afterwards action points for the team/department.
  • Looks further ahead than immediate problems to focus on ideas and solutions that may be of longer-term benefit to profitability.
  • Delegates responsibility to BAA and develops their skills. Provides a wider more strategic understanding of the business, the customer and the department.
  • Keep team informed and up to date on key issues.
  • Works closely with Assistant Merchandiser to review department performance and develop areas for improvement.
  • Builds effective working relationships both internally (Design, Technical Services, HO based retail function) and externally (Suppliers).
  • Anticipates and resolves problems with deliveries continuing to build stable long term relationships with suppliers.

Must Haves
  • Experience within a retail / manufacturer environment
  • Be commercially aware with a solid understanding of the high street
  • Conversant with fabric testing as well as fitting and sealing
  • Can demonstrate initiative, problem solving and negotiation skills and have ability to build and develop effective relationships
  • Capability to work in a fast paced, high pressured environment
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to converse with a variety of people

The Exciting Part
  • Generous holiday with holiday trading
  • 25% staff discount
  • Early finish summer hours
  • Access to sample sales
  • Regular team and company social events
  • Pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted.

You'll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do

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