Buyers Admin Assistants-Menswear

North East England
17 Sep 2018
15 Oct 2018
Lyndsey Sheridan
Job Type

You will report to the Assistant Buyer of your department. Provide support and assistance to the Buying team, carrying out essential administrative tasks and supporting day-to-day running of the category.

Client Details

My client a leading British retailer with a long standing heritage are looking for a Buyers Admin Assistants-Menswear to join their buying teams in their North East office. The company is home to premium and luxury brands across all departments and works on delivering, both an innovative and luxury environment for its customers.


Deal with both internal and external customers courteously and efficiently, providing the highest standard of service at all times

  • Effectively liaise with and build lasting relationships with key vendors and the shop floor team
  • Assist the Merchandiser / Buyer in achieving sales, margin, stock targets and terminal stock levels on a seasonal basis
  • Maintain communication with external suppliers to ensure the smooth flow/import of goods to the company
  • Assist the Merchandiser / Buyer in the regular production of sales and stock commitment and OTB reports (including WSSI's if applicable) to ensure the fulfilment of sales, profit and stock targets
  • Establish and maintain up to date price lists and catalogues, implementing price changes as requested
  • Update external brands/suppliers on information re sell through and other KPI's
  • Maintenance of the Department product database (RMS), inputting new SKU's correctly, updating season codes and ensuring products are discontinued appropriately
  • Prepare and provide accurate analysis as requested by the Buying / Merchandising function
  • Provide the Merchandiser / Buyer with essential information regarding orders, deliveries and liaise with the stock movement function to ensure the smooth flow of stock, including the action of debits on a weekly basis to maintain an appropriate level
  • Make regular physical checks on the stock in the department (selling floor, stockroom, warehouse (if applicable) and advise the Merchandiser / Buyer of stock levels on a regular basis
  • Undertake stock result investigation
  • Keep the Buyer up to date on sales performance when absent from the business
  • Ensure all aspects of your work embrace the companies vision and values


About you

  • Very organised and structured in way of working
  • Able to work under time pressure to meet deadlines
  • Highly numerate and IT literate - esp. in excel
  • Good at building relationships
  • Numerate, Good analytical skills
  • Able to make logical decisions under pressure
  • Financial awareness
  • Fashion / Creative Degree
  • Men's fashion experience
  • Highly desirable 12 months buying experience

Job Offer

Unique Buying role in the North East, entry level buying role