Our client is International Fashion business based in amazing offices in East Central London We are Looking for a talented Kidswear Buyer to join their and talented and energetic Head Office team. As a truly global business with a commitment to producing fresh, innovative collections every season, fantastic new retail spaces and further advancing digital presence, our client is currently looking to recruit enthusiastic, talented and passionate individuals to join their head office buying team. You will: ? Work alongside Design team developing collection from the initial concept though to the finished product ? To plan, source and select a commercial range of products within a structured supplier base, meeting the company's objectives ? To increase turnover and profit by remaining competitive and innovative in line with competitors ? To manage the development process within an agreed critical path, ensuring that delivery dates can be met ? To negotiate with suppliers and maintain good working relationships in order to achieve the right product from the best source in terms of price, quality and delivery ? To arrange and present seasonal presentations to relevant store groups ? Manage and maintain flow of sealing sample process and liaise with QA to ensure accurate communication to the factory ? To achieve the best garment fit/ product by working closely with QA and design ? To analyse performance and forward plan / inno
An international contemporary fashion brand are looking for a "Fabric Buyer" both in WW & MW who will work closely across design, prodcution and merchandising. You would be involved in all aspects of the research and development and work closely with partners (both internal and external) to ensure development are in line with brands business strategy and critical path. This Includes: Seasonal research, development and presentation to designers of new concepts in all fabric and trim materials across both MW & WW Being cross functional with all departments internally and to manage communication with suppliers Accountable for maintaining all data, pricing and testing of fabric and trims and ensuring accurate update of internal systems Adhere to and manage the Critical Path to ensure timely delivery of fabric, trims and components Responsible for monitoring spend, keeping in-line with the budget and tracking excess fabric and trim value and stock quantities Sourcing: Assist the sourcing team in the execution of supply chain strategy and coordination of the department. To make sure vendors receive all raw materials and trims on time to enable to meet deliveries. Ensuring all colour standards and samples are sent to suppliers allowing to us to receive their developments on time in keeping with the critical path. Establishing
A Bit About Our Global Vision is to be the worlds fashion authority. Endorsed by opinion formers and accessible to everyone, we are an authentic British Brand with world class standards. A fashion-insider that constantly innovates through its brave and irreverent approach, providing fashion leadership to style-minded individuals. The Role We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Fragrance Buyer (Part Time) to join our innovative Beauty team at TOPSHOP to develop and launch a new fragrance category. We are looking for candidates who have considerable experience in Fragrance A role at TOPSHOP promises a fast paced, challenging and innovative working environment. The key to our success is our people, and becoming part of this inspiring team will be a really fantastic opportunity for the right person! What You Will Be Doing Day To Day You will be expected to apply your knowledge of the market to develop clever fragrance concepts and launch strategies fit for the brand Writing of creative supplier briefs Development of the assortment and packaging while maintaining margin expectation Working directly with the perfumer / fragrance house to ensure the juice brief is met and internal sign offs are received within timelines. Identifying suppliers to develop the packaging and delivery the finished good Develop strong working relatio
The role Working in a fast paced and innovative environment, you will be responsible for overseeing one of our industry-leading Buying teams to develop and deliver innovative product ranges, drive profit and influence the brand's product strategy. What you’ll be doing day to day Ensure that the product reflects the Brand strategy, the range is without gaps or duplication, and that the season is logically and commercially thought through Oversee department, reviewing process to maximise opportunities and minimise risks of key events/trends/promotions Working closely with Merchandising, Design and Garment Technology to create an effective product development team. Operate an effective / timely product sign off process, appropriate for product lead-time - “Buying Calendar”. Display an in-depth, customer-focused knowledge of market and trends. Working closely with Design to generate, and communicate key product direction Working with Merchandising to deliver profitable departments irrespective of fluctuating tends. Develop a sound supply policy for the Brand, striving for consistent best practice partnerships. Foresee future weaknesses/needs and suggest possible solutions. Analyse trading patterns, advising the team and ensuring appropriate action is taken to unforeseen sales reactions Working with Management Team, define and commun
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Buyer’s Assistant to join the electrical / technology division of a highly successful and iconic department store. This role offers a great deal of exposure, reporting directly to a Senior Buyer, therefore the ideal candidate will have at least 6-12 months experience within a buying role. The successful candidate will also have experience of managing a critical path, liaising with suppliers, raising orders and managing samples. This is an excellent opportunity for someone already working as a Buying Assistant looking for a new challenge, within a non-fashion department. Job Ref: KL-46694 We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.
This successful, multi-product retailer is currently recruiting for an Assistant Buyer to join their Ladies, non-clothing team. You will be responsible for driving sales through effective sourcing, range building and negotiating the best possible prices with your supply base whilst building key working relationships. We are looking for candidates at AB level, ideally from an accessories or other non-clothing department background. Senior BAAs ready for the next step will also be considered. All applicants must be creative and commercial with a keen eye for detail and good knowledge of the ladieswear market. We need a confident communicator with a good negotiation technique and the ability to work in a fast paced environment under pressure. This company will offer excellent training and promotional opportunities along with a great working environment. If you feel you match the above criteria, please send me your CV ASAP. Job Ref: KL - 46760
M&Co is an award-winning national fashion retailer with over 300 stores throughout the UK and International locations. We were voted one of the Best Big Companies to work by the Sunday Times in 2017. We believe in developing and growing talent and are committed to building successful teams who can deliver an exceptional customer experience in all our stores. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Buyer to join M&Co, within the London Buying department on our Home department. Job Objective: To aid in the sourcing, development and provision of a strong, differentiated range within the constraints of the company’s positioning guidelines, in order to achieve increased sales and maximised profits. Responsibilities Support Buyer in all areas of Buying function and deputise in her/his absence. Ensure administration related to orders is efficiently completed. Ensure that product/packaging specifications, importing, currency, delivery and duty information is accurately provided. Approve sealing and production samples, liasing with Technologist and Buyer when appropriate, chasing lab reports when required. Manage samples, ensuring they are properly accounted for labelled up and stored. Liaise with Merchandisers and allocators to ensure progress of delivery is monitored from point of placing order to delivery to stores. Liaise with suppl
About Us M&Co is an Investor in People organisation with a strong belief in developing and growing talent . In 2017 were have been voted the 14th Best Big Company to work for by the Sunday Times. We believe it is our people, with their great team spirit, that have made us what we are today and what drives us forward in our continued success. The people who join us now, people like you will be at the heart of a company who values and rewards individual contribution and believes strongly in developing your management potential. We are now seeking an Assistant Buyer on Womenswear to join the Plus & Petites team. The Assistant Buyer will aid in the sourcing, development and provision of a strong, differentiated range within the constraints of the company’s positioning guidelines, in order to achieve increased sales and maximised profits. The Role Support Buyer in all areas of Buying function and deputise in her/his absence. Ensure administration related to orders is efficiently completed. Ensure that product/packaging specifications, importing, currency, delivery and duty information is accurately provided. Approve sealing and production samples, liasing with Technologist and Buyer when appropriate, chasing lab reports when required. Manage samples, ensuring they are properly accounted for labelled up and stored. Liaise with Merchandis
We are recruiting for 2 talented Buyer’s Admin Assistant’s to join our ever growing Buying team, within our Footwear & Bags department and within our Nightwear, Outerwear & Denim department. Within the role of a Buyer’s Admin Assistant, you will support and assist the Buying and Merchandising teams whilst having a fantastic opportunity to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to develop your career within Buying. If you possess the following qualities, we want to hear from you! Excellent planning and organisational skills to confidently manage the Critical Path, along with attention to detail – for flagging late deliveries, early product deliveries and seal by dates Strong team ethos – working together and building excellent relationships and communicating confidently to both peers and suppliers A good knowledge of current seasons’ bestsellers and competitor key trends along with an awareness of trends on social media and a strong eye for product Experience analysing reports and highlighting key data Strong understanding of our customer and brand values A passion for Lipsy and a willingness to learn and develop within your role At Lipsy, we do work hard but we have fun along the way and always ensure we take the time to celebrate our successes. Investing in our people is a priority for us, and it could be you that we’re looking for to join our team! We have excellent opportunities
M&Co is an award-winning national fashion retailer with over 300 stores throughout the UK and an online shopping destination at www.mandco.com. With a strong belief in developing and growing talent, we know it is our people and their great team spirit that have made us what we are today. They drive us forward in our continued success and help us meet our customers’ needs and expectations. We want to challenge our employees and to allow them to make a meaningful contribution to the business. In return, we offer excellent opportunities for personal development and career growth. In 2017 we were voted the 14th Best Big Company to work for by the Sunday Times. Due to the continued success and growth across our Brands business we are now recruiting for an exciting new Assistant Buyer role. This is a unique role and will report into the Buyer. The Assistant Buyer will aid in the sourcing, development and provision of a strong, differentiated range within the constraints of the company’s positioning guidelines, in order to achieve increased sales and maximised profits. Responsibilities Support Buyer in all areas of Buying function and deputise in her/his absence. Ensure administration related to orders is efficiently completed. Ensure that product/packaging specifications, importing, currency, delivery and duty information is accurately provided.
We are looking for an Established Assistant Buyer who has great knowledge in working across dresses and/or separates. Purpose of the role To offer full support to the Buyer to the overall delivery of the product area, that maximises every sales opportunity. May have responsibility for own area with guidance. Product Responsible for planning and achieving critical path dates (lab dips, trims approval and sealing) anticipating issues and problem solving as necessary. Communicating all of the above effectively to the Buyer. Working with merchandising to plan deliveries and monitor overall capacities, has a clear understanding of delivery priorities and acts accordingly. Liaises with the DC on stock issues. Responsible for sample management for press and meetings, delegating the BC as necessary. Proposes and actions dual sourcing to increase margin under Buyers’ supervision.
Please only apply for this role if you will be graduating in 2018 WHO ARE WE Whatever your style, a career at Arcadia looks great on you. We’re the UK’s largest privately owned fashion retailer with eight major brands: Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Topshop, Topman, Wallis, and Outfit. All our brands share the Arcadia values that make them great places to work. We let people be themselves. We're informal while professional. And we mix fun with business. But our brands all have their own distinct flavours, too. Round here, commercial success starts with people – getting stuck in and working together. Join us and you won’t be here just to make up the numbers. You’ll take on real responsibility from the word ‘go’. As well as learning on the job, you’ll get the chance to accessorise your style with professional development. We’re home to a range of brands – enough to keep you engaged for your whole career. Most of all, there’s massive scope to shape your role as you progress. INSPIRE US Could you find the next high street trend on the Milan catwalk? Yes? Then walk this way.Look inside our Buyers’ heads and you’ll see a happy blend of Creative and Commercial thinking. Music. Designers on the catwalk. Travel. Architecture. Bloggers. They find inspiration everywhere, matching a designer’s eye with
WHO ARE WE Whatever your style, a career at Arcadia looks great on you. We’re the UK’s largest privately owned fashion retailer with eight major brands: Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Topshop, Topman, Wallis, and Outfit. All our brands share the Arcadia values that make them great places to work. We let people be themselves. We're informal while professional. And we mix fun with business. But our brands all have their own distinct flavours, too. Round here, commercial success starts with people – getting stuck in and working together. Join us and you won’t be here just to make up the numbers. You’ll take on real responsibility from the word ‘go’. As well as learning on the job, you’ll get the chance to accessorise your style with professional development. We’re home to a range of brands – enough to keep you engaged for your whole career. Most of all, there’s massive scope to shape your role as you progress. INSPIRE US Could you find the next high street trend on the Milan catwalk? Yes? Then walk this way.Look inside our Buyers’ heads and you’ll see a happy blend of Creative and Commercial thinking. Music. Designers on the catwalk. Travel. Architecture. Bloggers. They find inspiration everywhere, matching a designer’s eye with business savvy. They ‘get’ what their customers need, and the
The Role We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join one of our Arcadia brands. This is a fast paced and competitive role and we are looking for applications from existing Assistant Buyers with great experience. 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 fabri
A BIT ABOUT EVANS Evans is the leading fashion brand flying the flag for real, feminine figures everywhere. We have a truly dedicated following in the UK and Ireland, with approximately 200 stores nationwide and a growing global operation across Europe, the Far East and the Middle East as part of the Arcadia Group. Wherever they are, our customers can also access our full range of fabulous fashion on our award winning website at Evans.co.uk. To keep delighting our customers, we are constantly striving to exceed their expectations; through our head-turning fashion, second to none service and proportion perfect fit. We attribute our success to an in-depth knowledge about what our customers are looking for, many years of experience, and most importantly our passion for fashion, whatever the size! THE ROLE We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Assistant Buyer to join our brand, Evans. This is a fast paced and competitive role and we are looking for applications from existing Assistant Buyers. 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 res
Junior Buyer role!! We have a fantastic opportunity for a Junior Buyer to join a fantastic, people focussed company on their footwear and accessories team. The company has a fantastic culture, where they motivate and inspire their team to create beautiful product and really promote work-life balance. If you are currently a Senior Assistant Buyer or Junior Buyer, and are ready for your next challenge, working within a really motivating and inspiring team, this could be the perfect role for you. You will need Footwear and Accessories experience to apply. Please get in touch ASAP!
Food & Ingredients Buyer: FTSE100 FMCG - London - EMEA/APAC - Best in Class Function - £45k + package Upon an impressive period of growth across mature markets of Europe and US, this FTSE100 FMCG giant seeks a Food and Ingredients Buyer to join their aggressively growing team who can seize control of an international portfolio. With a notorious reputation of promoting within and a progression system based on meritocracy, this is a fantastic learning environment, strong mentorship and visibility to the CPO and Procurement Leaders, in a Best in Class strategic environment. Procurement Responsibilities of Food & Ingredients Buyer: Support the Head of Direct Procurement and CPO in the management of a robust €200 million portfolio for food and ingredients, while proactively driving business winning strategic initiatives across international emerging and mature markets Interact with regional and international VP's and Presidents of Procurement to expand the business ever growing portfolio beyond Europe and the US, into Asia and Africa Achieve more than business as usual cost savings for the business by being a proactive, driven force and utilising your strong internal and external stakeholder management Procurement Background Experience procuring direct commodities, whether that be in the food/fmcg environment or pharmaceutical environment with an ambition to move in fo
Do you have a strong background in Fresh Food Buying/Category Management? Do you have a genuine passion for Food but looking for a new challenge? Our client is a leading UK business based in North West London. They are now looking for a Buyer - Fresh Food to join the business in order to continue the delivery of the best possible service to their customers. So what does this Buyer - Fresh Food role involve? Above all, you will work towards delivering the overall strategy & plans which ultimately drives excellence in customer service and the overalls sales & profit targets. You will be a 'hands-on' self-starter and must have excellent proven influencing and negotiating skills in managing product costs and income generation as well as the ability to develop, manage and implement category plans. As a Buyer your role will be to manage your supplier relationships and maximise the long term profitability of specified categories whilst achieving your short & long term budgeted targets. What qualities will you need to be successful in this Buyer - Fresh Food role? You must be able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and above all be able to multi task in a timely and efficient manner. You will also be required to demonstrate an aptitude for financial acumen in managing your budgets. Purchasing experience is essential, preferably withi
Junior Buyer - Home (Luggage) Let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like finding a place to work that’s filled with passion, opportunities to grow and lots and lots of – and we mean almost-can’t-move because there are so many – fabulously talented people. Here at House of Fraser, we’ve got all that and a whole lot more. Whatever your aspirations in life, however far you want to go, if you love fashion and are committed as we are to being the very best at what you do, then join us. The role This is a brilliant opportunity for a Junior Buyer to join our team here at House of Fraser HQ across our Luggage division – An expanding area of our business, with exciting opportunities for an individual who is keen to grow and develop their career. Key responsibilities will include the selection of product proposition to ensure the category strategy is achieved. You will select product ranges, working closely with the Buyer to show ranges that meets our customer requirements and maximises sales and profitability. You will trade the OTB plan/ forecast at department level, ensure critical path is achieved, attend meetings with suppliers building strong relationships, competitor shop, work closely with Merchandising to review performance and areas for development and build key relationships throughout the business. To be successful As a
The Role We are looking for an Established Footwear Buyer to join our expanding team. This role includes managing various categories within the department. This role is really flexible for the right person so we are keen to engage with amazing footwear experts who are able to translate trends for the customer as well as managing the pace and autonomy of a department this size! What You Will Be Doing Day To Day Develop an exciting and credible range; creating a balance between commercial and high fashion product. Build a broad understanding of the customer profile, ensuring that her needs and wants are met within the range. Work effectively with the Merchandiser to drive department sales and profit; focussing on meeting customer needs, whilst planning and developing for the future. Build and maintain key relationships with the supply base in order to achieve maximum flexibility and reliability. Work with the Design team to develop product in line with current trends and the customer. Manage and develop the team to deliver optimum performance. Demonstrate a pro-active approach to product quality e.g. identifying and resolving issues early on. Must Haves Strong fashion eye. Proactive in seeking out new opportunities and reacting quickly to trends. In-depth knowledge of the market/competition and an abi