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Assistant Buyer

Job Function:
Buying
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent
The Job
 
What we need
 
  • Assists and supports the owner of the company, within the buying function by taking responsibility of and actioning all admin tasks, contributing to buying decisions, actioning daily rebuys, and presenting weekly comp shop reports back to the business.
  • Accompanying owner/s on UK and off shore buying trips as and when required. 
  • Responsible for reviewing and implementing new processes to ensure efficiency is achieved in all admin tasks.
  • Works proactively with the PLT team to gain a full understanding of the range, price structure and sales plans.
  • All tasks and activities to be undertaken within the framework of the overall department and business goals and strategy.

What you'll do

  • All admin tasks – Filing, Spreadsheet management, Order Raising, General office duties
  • Analyses best and worst performers, proposing rebuy and markdown actions weekly/daily.
  • Presents previous weeks best/worst sellers and figures in weekly trading meetings to Manager, highlighting new performers with current weeks action plan.
  • Shadow the owner during buying trips, preparing data and or trends to support buying decisions in advance of the trips
  • Is proactive in developing and maintaining effective supplier relationships in order to achieve business goals.
  • Tracks intake by managing the Critical Path.
  • Liaises with eCommerce regularly on new products/trends that have been bought.
  • Manages samples that come into the business right through to the studio team within a set timeframe
  • Regularly reviews fashion blog sites, social media and trend predication pages to keep up to date on the latest street trends, presenting findings to the owner each week

What you've got

  • Is an ambassador for the brand.
  • Attends training, meetings and other events as requested by direct manager or senior management.
  • Assists colleagues by completing tasks outside own job role when requested, including supporting associated companies.
  • Maintains own working area in a professional and organised manner.
  • Always strives to improve the department’s operation and increase knowledge of own and related job functions.

Due to the evolving nature of our organisation, this job description is not exhaustive. While this job description will be reviewed and updated periodically, the job holder may from time to time be required to carry out tasks which are not detailed in this document.