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Assistant Buyer – Ladies Jersey & Woven (TGN4458) – Up to £25k DOE

Assistant Buyer – Ladies Jersey & Woven (TGN4458) – Up to £25k DOE

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear

Job Ref: TGN4458

The Company:

We are looking for an Assistant Buyer (Jersey & Woven) to join a fast growing online Fashion Ladieswear Retailer. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious and fashion driven candidate to join a fast paced Buying team. The ideal candidate will have a commercial fashion eye who will thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment. Working hours are Monday to Friday 930am-530pm. You will with support your buyer to deliver the right product at the right time by ensuring the department runs smoothly whilst contributing to the product range with ideas and trade actions.


  • Company pension
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Staff Discount

 The Role:

  • Supporting the Buying team & Senior Buyer.
  • Liaising with the technical, merchandising and design team
  • Ensuring critical path is kept up to date.
  • Communicating with the supply chain in a timely manner to ensure product is shipped on time.
  • Supporting the Admins across the department to ensure they are trained efficiently.
  • Take responsibility for your own category reporting into a senior member of the team.
  • You will use the range plans to plan out the range with the merchandiser, present in the pre team meetings and step up to presenting in the management sign off meetings.
  • Work on the range from start to end, learning how a range is created, bought & traded.
  • Have product awareness & competitor analysis.
  • Attend weekly buying meetings.
  • Ensuring samples are logged, presented and added to the buy pack each week.
  • Brief the team regarding new items and that content is accurate on the range plans
  • Organise lab dips/ approvals and strike offs.
  • Ensure lateness is managed on the critical path and all parties notified.
  • Build up fit knowledge & sitting in fit sessions as much as possible.
  • Independently manage your own product range with accountability for its performance.
  • Attend UK and international trade shows.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience within Fashion Buying.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organised with the ability to manage a workload and prioritise where required.
  • Remains positive and resilient under pressure, adapts to change.
  • Strong negotiation, influencing and persuasion skills
  • The ability to build rapport and relationships with suppliers and colleagues
  • The ability to understand and react to the changes in demand, supply and logistics
  • Strong administrative skills and the ability to work independently
  • Critical path workflow and management skills
  • A “right first time” attitude.
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