As the leading museum for London, we tell the story of the world’s greatest city and its people – so why not make this the place to discover your story of London? An exciting role has arisen for a motivated individual with a keen eye for detail to join our busy retail team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the retail operation by accurately controlling physical stock movement, ensuring an accurate stock holding at all times. With excellent organisational and planning skills they will demonstrate a responsible approach to problem solving, and will have experience of using a stock control database. They will be an articulate verbal communicator with customer-facing retail experience, bringing an enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work as well as having the ability to work in a calm manner under pressure. Application forms and further details about the role can be found at https://jobs.museumoflondon.org.uk/vacancy/713/Retailchoice/detail The closing date for applications is 17 July 2017 at 5pm . Interviews will take place on 26 July 2017.
We are a mobility equipment retailer based in Wandsworth that delivers powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters across London and the South East. We are seeking a customer-focused product demonstrator and technician. The day will be spent driving a company van, carrying out deliveries and collections, as well as setting up and demonstrating equipment to ensure that customers are confident with its usage. Other duties will include the repair and servicing of equipment. Our primary concern is customer service, and it is therefore key that the successful candidate is patient, has exemplary customer service skills and is capable of inspiring confidence in those that use our service. No experience with mobility equipment is required, as full training will be provided. However, a "hands-on" approach and willingness to learn are vital. There is the potential for progression within the role to include advanced fault diagnosis and repairs, as well as assessments and prescribing of high-end mobility equipment for individuals with complex seating and positioning needs including standing wheelchairs. The ideal candidate: -full clean driving licence -experience in a customer-facing role -comfortable with technical work -articulate -patient -flexible -local to South West London The position is a permanent and full-time one. Contracted hours are 35-40 per week, with the potential for more. Alternate Saturdays
Retail Assistant Buyer £21,331 plus £4,452 London Weighting per annum Full Time Based in London Head Office We currently have an opportunity for a Retail Assistant Buyer to join our Buying and Merchandising team on the Poppy Shop. Reporting into the Retail Buyer and Product Developer you’ll be providing administrative support as well as assisting in a variety of departmental tasks including, competitor / market research, cost price negotiations, maintenance of the critical path and liaising with suppliers. As the Retail Assistant Buyer you will also have responsibility for the sourcing and product development of designated categories within the Poppy Shop range whilst also contributing to the delivery of overall sales and margin targets. We are looking for an experienced Senior BAA or current AB with experience within a retail environment and knowledge of buying and product development best practice. Please apply online at our website, by clicking on the Apply button. The closing date for this role is the 27th of July 2017 Interviews will take place on the week commencing 14 th of August.
Are you a confident and analytical Retail Stock Planner/Merchandiser who loves number crunching? Perhaps you're looking for a new challenge where you can be part of a growing business with big ambitions for the future? So what does this Retail Stock Planner/Merchandiser role involve? Product Availability Work with internal and external teams to create and dynamically manage demand plans that ensure the product area has appropriate availability within budgeted cost parameters Implementation Develop an effective critical path, using forecasting and budgeting insights, to support implementation of their supply plan whilst suggesting and taking remedial actions as and when needed Purchasing Place and manage purchase orders to suppliers so that the business maximises availability whilst minimising risk and waste Stock Contro l Collaborate with stakeholders to continuously monitor stock turn and proactively manage trends in under/over-stock to ensure their stock and availability targets are achieved Supplier Management Actively manage supplier relationships to ensure you meet your supply plan, cultivating a cooperative approach and leveraging these relationships to ensure the supply chain is effective Relationship Building Build effective working relationships with the Team in Wes
White Stuff is a multi-channel brand with a strong heritage and values. Established in 1985 we have now grown to over 100 shops and concessions in the UK and internationally, selling women’s and men’s clothing as well as beautiful accessories and home ware. Our original prints, intricate details and considered design touches reflect our personality and make us subtly distinctive. We’re a sociable, talented and like-minded bunch here at White Stuff, proud to be part of such a great brand, and passionate about our customers. We believe people are at the heart of our business, so we’re committed to building and sustaining a sense of community and togetherness, where everyone feels like they’re part of something special. Creating responsibly is at the heart of everything we do and each of our Shops supports one of its local charities through the White Stuff Foundation. Merchandising is all about maximizing profits and sales, accurately forecasting trends, planning stock levels and monitoring performance. We are looking for an Allocator (Wholesale) to support the Assistant Merchandiser with the planning, analysis and management of the department. • Allocate stock in line with weekly budget forecasts, highlighting any risks/opps to line manager • Ensure wholesale stock availability matches forecasted allocations and highlight any issues/actions to line manager • Forecast weekly intake and despat
Ralph Lauren are currently looking for a senior candidate with a breadth of experience within fast paced, large scale fashion retailers to join us as Buying Director for Childrenswear and Accessories. What is the scope of the role of a Buying Director at Ralph Lauren? Responsible for the profitable execution of Divisional product assortments. Ensure each assortment maintains Polo Brand identity and integrity, comprising of multiple product sources. What will you be accountable for in this role? To ensure assortments are delivered to the business on a quarterly basis, encompassing all strategic initiatives and represents the financial requirements necessary to achieve sale and gross margin plans. Collaborate with the Logistics Director to ensure clear visibility of future receipts and that liability inventory is liquidated in the most brand appropriate and profitable manner. Collaborate and partner with Planning Director on quarterly Financial Planning at product category and delivery level, resulting in ideal product mix for growth and down trending areas. In conjunction with Planning Director provide clear direction on core assortment building criteria incorporating option count, Volume Driver approval and mix and Brand mix. Provide trend direction and guidance on Polo theme inspiration, managing timing and process on information
At Lipsy, we always look to captivate & inspire our customers with the most aspirational collections whether that be our own label or through the Brands that our Lipsy customers love. Lipsy never stands still and we are constantly evolving and growing our branded womenswear collection and also growing our menswear portfolio. We are recruiting for 2 driven Assistant Buyers to join our successful Brands business Lipsy&Co. You will be currently operating at an Assistant Buyer level, ideally with extensive experience within the fashion branded arena within clothing or footwear to join the team and support the growth strategy: If you possess the following qualities, this could be a fantastic opportunity for you: · You will have the opportunity to manage existing brands, therefore brands/concessions and selection buying experience is desirable, although were are also open to hearing from you if you're interested in brands buying. · Outstanding ability to build relationships with our brands and the wider Brands team · Highly organised with the ability to plan ahead as well as have a flexible
Laura Ashley is a quintessentially British 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 This is an exciting opportunity to join our Home Furnishings Department . The ideal candidate must have proven experience to work with a buying and design team to deliver a commercial range. 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. You must have good commercial awareness, the ability to work under pressure and an excellent eye for product. The suitable candidate should ideally have previous experience of working with a Home Furnishings department. This role would suit an experienced Assistant Buyer who is looking to make the move up to a Junior Buyer role. If you are interested in the above vacancy please send your CV and a covering letter. We regret only suitable candidates will be contacted. NB: Applications from recruitment agencies will NOT be accepted.
We are currently looking for a enthusiastic individual to join our Planning and Trading team/ Merchandising as an Allocator. The individual will have the basic knowledge of the merchandising function through the degree they are studying, as they will be undertaking allocation and replenishment of stock to provide the required levels to achieve targeted sales. This role is highly numerical and the ideal candidate will have a love for numbers whilst having excellent accuracy skills. We are looking for someone who is forward thinking with a proactive approach to all aspects of their work. Are you: Someone who is able to provide analysis to support the brands distribution strategy An individual who can trade their own departments including analysing sales and potentialising stock A person who can act as a key contact to Retail including conducting regular store visits Someone who can manage in-season grade tables making suggestions to drive sales We are looking for someone who can: Drive to develop expert knowledge of merchandising and reporting systems Demonstrate their strong organisational skills Communicate effectively (verbally and written) whilst working as part of a strong team In return for you offering us your talent
We have a fantastic opportunity for Buyer’s Admin Assistant’s at both an Entry and Established level to join our exciting Buying team. Within the role of a Buyer’s Admin Assistant, you will support and assist the Buying and Merchandising teams whilst providing 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 – for flagging late deliveries, early product deliveries and seal by dates Strong team ethos – working together and building excellent relationships and communicating confidently A good knowledge of current seasons’ bestsellers and competitor key trends along with an awareness of trends on social media Experience analysing reports and highlighting key data 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 for career development at Lipsy with great developmental stages within the role of a Buyer’s Admin Assistant. We are offering a very competitive salary and remuneration package along with a great bonus scheme, staff discount and a 4.30pm finish on Friday’s plus many more exciting benefits! Job Type:
Working at pace with great resilience and excellent negotiation skills are a must for this role! If you have experience in growing a large category within Beauty and delivering results, whilst maintaining excellent quality, value and service for customers then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for! So what does this Senior Buyer - Beauty (6 Month FTC) role involve? As Senior Buyer - Beauty (6 Month FTC) for this business, you will be responsible for creating and implementing the categories plans, including range reviews, promotions pricing and stock, ensuring they are consistent with overall commercial strategy and financial objectives. Develop and put into place marketing promotion plans and strategies for your category, working with the marketing team to ensure brand guidelines are adhered to and the plans are clearly communicated and enticing for customers. You will regularly review and adapt these plans where appropriate, to ultimately drive profit and sales for your category. Based in the London office, you will work with the Own Brand team to develop and deliver exciting and competitive own brand products and ranges that will increase customer buy in and meet agreed strategy and plans. Keeping an eye on current trends in the market, you will manage and regularly review existing product offering, pricing and promotions, making sure you have a commercially sustainable range
Assistant Buyer - Kidswear PEP&CO, Britain's fastest-growing family fashion phenomenon, offer a full range of women's, men's and kids' fashion, with prices starting from as little as £1. Currently launched in 119 locations around the UK, Pep & Co have huge expansion plans with a further 50 shop in shops opening within its sister company Poundland in September 2017. Reporting into a Buyer, the role of an Assistant Buyer involves all aspects of developing our ranges and maximising the profits for the business. You will have full ownership of your category area and will be responsible for product development, range building, planning, sign offs and strategy development. What you’ll be doing as an Assistant Buyer Working closely with the Buyer to develop product and contribute towards product decisions across the department Discussing trade and the impact this may have on next season Working with suppliers to develop samples and build a commercial range Researching market and customer trends, Identifying any new products for the department to trial Working closely with Suppliers and Senior Buyer to develop fabric sourcing skills Matc
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
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 currently looking for a Buyers Assistant to join our team in the Dunelm furniture category. As Buyer's Assistant you will be providing support and assistance to your Trading team, carrying out essential administrative tasks and supporting the day to day running of the category. Attention to detail is key when checking information such as pricing, product data and website functionality. You will also be responsible for maintaining the product upload process and will be expected to regularly engage with suppliers to complete your tasks. Responsibilities will include: Managing and uploading new products to the website Completing site checks and feeding back problems Researching brand and competitor activity Organise photography and image editing for new range Manage the go live process for new products Communicating with suppliers and liaising with internal content, design and trading teams. Contribute towards website updates and system changes Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have: Proficiency in Excel, vlook-ups etc Commercial awareness and customer focus, with a working knowledge of the retail market and brands Planning and organisational skills, wi
We are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join our Fashion team it’s a fast paced and diverse role and when we say that two days are never the same! There’s a lot to get excited about as you will have exposure to brands such as Joules, Helene Berman, Paul Costelloe, Joe Browns and may more! You will provide creative and administrative support to the Buyer in developing product ranges to meet sales, margin and stock targets within a specific product/category area. This role offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience of the buying process. Working closely with the Buyer, you will manage in time your own product category. You will collate and present product information, sales information, trend packs and/or mood boards as appropriate, including the preparation for Today’s Special Value meetings (TSV) Business Strategy meetings (BSM), Open To Buy meetings (OTB) and Merchandising Strategy Meetings. You will Produce Range Review packs, undertake Market Reports and Competitor Shopping analysis and bring suggestions of new ideas/products to the team. This role will give you the opportunity to work with the Marketing department on customer panel product testing, PR and press event samples. You will work closely with the QA team as part of critical path management to ensure products arrive in a timely manner for airtime. The successful candidate wi
Department: HR Reports to: Senior Talent Acquisition Manager Overview/Job Summary; To provide REISS with the very best talent in the market place by ensuring the right candidates are identified and approached, through a direct hire process Resourcing Officer will be targeted to achieve 90% of vacancies filled direct Full end-to-end management of the recruitment process, for all Management roles for UK and International Retail (Store Managers, Concession Managers, Assistant Managers) Attraction; Primary focus to be direct sourcing of candidates, i.e. through Linkedin (Corporate Account) Design and deliver effective be-spoke recruitment plan for each and every vacancy managed Mapping: conduct a candidate search, to directly map/identify the most relevant and appropriate candidates to approach Shortlist: deliver candidate shortlist Approach: directly approach candidates Proposing and searching relevant job boards/CV databases to source/approach suitable candidates To deliver further sourcing activities when required such as identifying target companies or candidates, market research and talent mapping Design & place advertisements; including sourcing appropriate media/advertising agency and creating specific ad copy (both content and style/design of the advert in line with the Brand) Lead and manage large scale
Wholesale & International Account Manager Ann Summers is an iconic empire and multi-channel retailer. Our journey has been paved by the Golds and we've got one hell of a heritage to be proud of. 44 years, over 2 million Rampant Rabbits, 131 stores and we're still throwing 7,000 parties each week. Our head office, based in Whyteleafe, Caterham are looking for a fantastic addition to the International Team. Summary of Key Activities: Brand ambassador for Ann Summers promoting the brand and product ranges to maximise current partner relationships to the highest levels. Supporting the Head of International in building new wholesale partnerships. Continually identifying new opportunities for wholesale partners to maximise sale and profit Assuring the orders from wholesale partners are placed in line with the core orders to ensure products availability Leading full account management of all wholesale accounts maximising volumes and in season buys. Acts as the key point of contact for wholesale partners for day to day operational matters; Leading budgeting and business review meetings with wholesale partners Ensuring brand representation with wholesalers is up to our brand standards Seeing all opportunities to trade over and above budgets with all partners. T
PEP&CO, Britain's fastest-growing family fashion phenomenon, offer a full range of women's, men's and kids' fashion, with prices starting from as little as £1. Currently launched in 119 locations around the UK, Pep & Co have huge expansion plans with a further 50 shop in shops opening within its sister company Poundland in September 2017. As a Buyers Administration Assistant you will ensure the smooth running of the department by providing key administrative support and contributing to the buying process. Responsibilities of Buyers Administration Assistant Managing & updating the critical path to maintain delivery deadlines, taking responsibility of all approvals across lab dips, bulk fabrics & packaging. Provide administrative support as required, including booking meeting rooms, opening post & parcels, and ensuring that department & meeting rooms are maintained tidily. Liaise with marketing & manage all required photography shoot samples in a timely manner. Attend fit sessions when competent in the role to learn the fit process. Responsible for sample management & storage of buying & production samples. Checking gold seals match specifications. Preparing samples for trade & sign-off meetings. Keepi
We are delighted to partnering with this Global,incredibly successful brand seeking a Buying Manager for Accessories Based in London, the Buying Manager for Accessories will manage a team of Buyers and assistants to create product that is on trend, within specified timescales and within budget. Reporting to the Buying Director the Buying Manager will join an extremely fast-paced team of passionate and energetic individuals working towards significant expansion and growth. The ideal candidate will combine creativity, strong leadership and technical knowledge with extensive experience in a known high street fast fashion brand,a genuine enthusiasm for fashion and product and is able and willing to travel ** Due to the high volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.