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Assistant Buyer - Men's & Kid's
£28,000 - £30,000
International retailer in Zone 1 London
Seeking Established Assistant Buyers in both men's and kidswear
About Our Client
- A leading high-street retailer with enormous presence internationally is looking to continue its growth with additional headcount into their buying team.
- This is a business that looks to promote individuals as soon as they're ready rather than needing to wait for a vacancy to come up.
- Working closely with the Buyer/Senior Buyer to develop product, range build, sign off and be involved in strategy development.
- Work with the Designers and Suppliers to develop samples and build a commercial range.
- Be involved in fit sessions
- Preparing and presenting weekly department sales information and samples for trade meetings
- Managing the supplier relationships - negotiating with suppliers and reviewing supplier performance
- Involvement in managing relationships internally across various divisions including web, digital, international
The Successful Applicant
- Experience of working within a fast paced fashion retailer
- Either operating at a Senior Buying Assistant level or already at an Assistant Buyer level
- A background in either menswear or kidswear
- Some experience in managing or at least mentoring others
- Good stakeholder management skills
- An ability to perform well under pressure
- A self-starter who is able to work without direction when necessary
- An excellent communicator
- A passion for trend and product
- Ambitious and keen to progress
What's on Offer
A competitive salary with a business that is growing and hugely focused on promoting from within