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
A Bit About Our Global Vision is to be the world’s 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 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! As an Established Buyer at TOPSHOP you will be working to ensure we are first in identifying emerging trends, and translating these into fashion stories our customers will love and believe in. You will work closely with the Design teams and our Suppliers to ensure we capture the season’s must-have pieces to excite and delight the customer. What You'll Be Doing Day to Day You will have a strong focus on anticipating and meeting the needs of the TOPSHOP customer, creating a balanced, innovative range, looking at price point, quality and standards. Responsible for implementing the climate specific product strategies and financial plans for a specific product category. Be able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with external third parties/suppliers. Develop a sourcin
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
Laura Ashley is a quintessentially English lifestyle brand founded on a rich design heritage and on the traditional values of quality and originality. We use prints and designs that evoke the alluring beauty of the English countryside, for the way you live today. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our buying team. Previous experience of working within a retail-buying environment is preferred. Excellent PC skills, including Word and Excel are essential. The successful candidate will be analytical and organised and will also be educated to degree level with strong literacy and numerical skills. The role involves supporting the Buying team in all aspects of the buying function, to build the range and trade the department to meet their profit targets and deliver the department strategy. You will need to liaise with suppliers and internal departments and maintain the critical path each season. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who would like to begin a career in buying or a current Buyers Administrator looking to take the next step in their career. A passion for Buying and an affinity to the brand is paramount. If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send your c.v. and a covering letter, stating your current salary & benefits package.
ASSISTANT BUYER – H.Samuel (Branded Fashion Watches Team) Borehamwood At Signet we are welcoming applications for an Assistant Buyer in the H.Samuel Watch Buying team in our Borehamwood Head Office. (WD6 1JN) As an Assistant Buyer you will work, in support of the Watches Buyer, to source, construct and analyse ranges in order to maximise sales and gross profit in their assigned departments. The Assistant Buyer will contribute to departmental strategy; prepare analysis for range plans; Source, develop and select products in line with the buying strategy; attend supplier meetings with the buyer and contribute to sample selection. About You We are looking for candidates with the following – -Strong buying/negotiation skills having previously worked as an Assistant Buyer -Highly developed appreciation of design and trends -Strong commercial awareness -Good communication, administrative and organisational skills -Must be security minded and aware of stock value being handled -Able to affect change as directed -In depth knowledge of product and manufacturing techniques is desirable. -In depth knowledge of suppliers domestically and internationally is desirable Any experience of working in branded fashion environments would be of particular interest. N.B – Any internal applicants must have been signed off level 2 Buyers Administrator About Us You’ll almost certainly have seen one of our stores – a familiar sig
About Us M&Co is an award-winning national fashion retailer with over 300 stores throughout the UK, international locations 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. The Role 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. 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
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
My Borehamwood based retail client are looking for an Assistant Buyer / Project manager to join their growing, dynamic and exciting business. Partnering with some brilliant FMCG partners, this role will give the successful candidate exposure to working with and buying product from the biggest FMCG businesses in the world. Client Details The client are an award winning business who have experienced significant growth and a restructure hence the development of this role. The business are at the forefront of their industry constantly acquiring new clients and business partners, to ensure they are constantly evolving and innovating their product range. The culture of the business is fast paced, forward thinking and straight shooting, and looking for someone who is entrepreneurial and confident to join them to add to the brilliant working environment. Description As Assistant Buyer / Project Manager you will be responsible for the following Pricing, Order processing, Order Management To brief the buying team to enable them to approach suppliers and manufacturers with a view to obtaining pricing. Work in collaboration with the operations team to build costings Process orders ensuring all details are correct Ensure all pricing is correct and agreed prior to orders being placed Managing post order administration Updating purchase orders Profile
Laura Ashley is a quintessentially English lifestyle brand founded on a rich design heritage and on the traditional values of quality and originality. We use prints and designs that evoke the alluring beauty of the English countryside, for the way you live today. We are seeking an existing Assistant Buyer with experience within the buying environment. Reporting to the Buyer, you will ensure the smooth running of the critical path for the department. It is essential that you have experience of sourcing and product development with a design team /suppliers and can demonstrate proven negotiation and presentation skills. The role involves supporting the Buyer in all aspects of the buying function, to build the range and trade the department to meet their profit targets and deliver the department strategy. You will need to liaise with suppliers and internal departments and maintain the critical path each season. You will be commercial and aware of external influences and would be expected to conduct store visits on the high street and report your findings back to senior members of the team along with suggestions on how we can improve. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who would like to take the next step in t
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.
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
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
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