Assistant / Junior Buyer

  • Job Reference: JS4477
  • Date Posted: 23 October 2019
  • Recruiter: u&i Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary
  • Sector: Buying
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Joanne Stratton
  • Email:

Job Description

Our client is a brand and supplier of young fashion and childrenswear.  They have the exciting opportunity to join their company as an Assistant / Junior Buyer.

Assistant / Junior Buyer - The Role:

  • Working with buyer and merchandiser to understand option plan against sales plans, budget and footage.
  • Responsibility for managing the critical path of garments for design & production.
  • Understands collection calendar & how this drives the critical path.
  • Involvement and responsibility of range building with design, buyer and merchandise team to deliver a innovative, balanced & commercial range
  • Carrying out regular competitor analysis and presenting findings back to the team in particular with regards to price architecture
  • Responsibility for costings and garment price negotiations. Can calculate margin and understands open costings.
  • Responsibility for managing supplier meetings and developing relationships
  • Increased knowledge of trade business through fairs and trade networking 
  • Active management of products through reaction to change and constant reviews
  • Presentation of ranges, best sellers and range reviews
  • Analyses design hit rate, relays feed back to design team & hubs where required
  • Is a key motivator ensuring we keep on track to design critical path
  • Confident to source new suppliers, aware of global specialisation & skills
  • Can formulate design recipes to influence product strategy
  • Analyses Season Review & can highlight areas to maximise sales/ reduce weakness.
  • Management & motivation of assistant buyer & buyers admin

Junior Buyer / Buyer - The Candidate:

  • Fashion related degree is essential
  • Experience of the specific product area would be an advantage
  • A minimum of 2 years previous product development / buying experience is essential

Junior Buyer / Buyer - The Package:

  • Competitive dependant on experience

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.