Zachary Daniels Recruitment are delighted to be partnered with one of the UK's leading home and fashion retailers, on the recruitment of Assistant Buyers.
Our client has a global footprint with sales all over the globe and even in the current climate they continue to grow! They are lucky enough that they possess one of the best cultures and working environments in the North with a very strong buying and merchandising function already in place.
The position of Assistant Buyer is designed to develop and implement a product range which satisfies customer requirements and delivers the core values and attributes of the brand.
Key responsibilities will include:
With the support of the Buyer, select a product range which maximises sales opportunities and and exceeds customer needs
Attend trade shows and buying appointments whenever possible
Responsible for all web briefs. Set-up, manage and follow through to ensure product availability for live dates
Regularly review competitors and trends and collate samples/colour swatches from potential suppliers
Manage stylist briefs meetings for the department in absence of buying manager.
With the support of the Buyer, create and compile detailed briefs for new developments
Source merchandise to ensure product quality, value and continuity of supply in line with departmental aims
Assist in range building and product selection
Develop close relationships with suppliers to ensure timely and accurate samples are produced
Manage the critical path
Liaise with Web Content Team and E-Commerce to ensure product copy and photographs reflect the product accurately
- Retail fashion buying experience
- eCommerce experience is advantageous
- A real people's person, able to quickly build and further maintain fantastic relationships both internally and externally
- A positive and proactive approach, someone who embraces change and seeks solutions
- Proven negotiation skills
Our client offers a very competitive benefits package, flexibility and a great culture. So if you are an Assistant Buyer in fashion and looking for a new role, apply today!