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Assistant Buyer

Job Function:
Buying
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent
The Job

About us

Here at Pretty Little Thing, we strive to fly the flag for love, equality, and acceptance, working to use our platform to spread nothing but good vibes. Regardless of race, gender, sexuality, style or budget – there’s something for everyone! We want our customers to feel confident in the way they dress and to embrace the way they look. #EveryBODYinPLT is our community that is all about body positivity, equality and supporting each other.

About the role

  • Managing a BAA on critical path and OPO management to ensure department targets are achieved and deliveries on time
  • Ownership of fit sessions and actioning fit comments direct to suppliers
  • Negotiating cost prices to achieve best prices and meet department BIM
  • Understanding open costings including fabric prices, consumption and fit amend implications
  • Collating the final sign off pack with the support of the JB/Buyer
  • Attending supplier meetings to develop and source new development as well as reviewing OPO and any production concerns
  • Responsible for weekly OPO meetings alongside AM, BAA and MAA.
  • Contributing to development across category to assist the JB/Buyer with range building
  • Management of sample development tracker and chasing in development to meet deadlines
  • Responsible for managing and developing BAA and their training
  • Ownership of monthly marketing pack
  • Understanding of the market place, target customer and key competitors
  • Awareness of department KPI’s and department strategy
  • Understands department strategy, frameworks and spend plans with the support of buyer/JB and merch team
  • Accountable for checking new in product daily to ensure all details of each product are correct online

Trading

  • Understanding of the weekly trade pack with contribution to department best and worst
  • Contributing to weekly trade meetings with suggestions on how to react to department trading
  • Understanding and reacting to daily trading reports
  • Accountable for achieving cost price reductions of 1st time rebuys
  • Carries out weekly comp shops and supports the BAA in collating the comp shop report for management
  • Working closely with buyer and garment techs to react to high returning lines
Creative 
  • Contributing to department product development with an awareness of department best and worst and seasonal trends
  • Generates ideas to support department strategy through product, studio and VM
  • Daily review of department galleries to ensure product is being shot correctly

What behaviours you've got 

  • You consistently manage your workload effectively, trusted to make actions without prompt
  • Your approachable to your whole team and external parties and always ready to help and support acting as a role model for junior members
  • You accept feedback and are willing to adapt personal approach to achieve better communication as well as increased communication with senior management
  • You bring your best everyday, consistently focused and positive
  • You’re a keen learner and always push yourself to find out more about the business industry and company
  • Your super adaptable and find it easy to switch it up when the business needs
  • You can delegate and share workload to the team effectively
  • Your always ahead at spotting trends and commercial wins for the business

About you

  • You consistently manage your workload effectively, trusted to make actions without prompt
  • Your approachable to your whole team and external parties and always ready to help and support acting as a role model for junior members
  • You accept feedback and are willing to adapt personal approach to achieve better communication as well as increased communication with senior management
  • You bring your best everyday, consistently focused and positive
  • You’re a keen learner and always push yourself to find out more about the business industry and company
  • Your super adaptable and find it easy to switch it up when the business needs
  • You can delegate and share workload to the team effectively
  • Your always ahead at spotting trends and commercial wins for the business
Smart Working Policy

PLT offers increased flexibility with working from the office and home in the form of our smart working policy. In brief each department has a set amount of days allocated to office time and working from home to ensure you get the best of both worlds.

Equal opportunities

Here at PLT we not only embrace diversity we celebrate it! We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we’re continuing to build an inclusive environment for our employees. We know we are better together, and we will continue to build a team that represents a variety of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Reasonable Adjustments

PLT want to give everybody the chance to perform their best whether that is during an interview or whilst at work. Should you require any reasonable adjustments please let the talent team know.