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Assistant Buyer – Ladies Multi Product – Hybrid (TGN4628) – Up to £26k DOE

Assistant Buyer – Ladies Multi Product – Hybrid (TGN4628) – Up to £26k DOE

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear

Job Ref: TGN4628

The Company:

We are looking for an Assistant Buyer (Ladies Multi Product) to join a successful online Fashion Ladieswear Retailer. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious candidate to join a growing fast-paced fashion brand which means there is an opportunity to take on additional responsibility whilst learning the key skills of a Buyer within a small team. The ideal candidate will have 2 years’ experience with Fashion Buying, have a commercial fashion eye & thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment. Working hours are Monday to Friday 930am-530pm.


  • Hybrid working
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Birthday day off
  • Staff Discount
  • Close to a train station

The Role:

  • Working closely with the Buying & Merchandising teams.
  • Supporting on a wide range of tasks from product range building, supplier communication, sample management, departmental admin and order raising.
  • You will be involved in trade, emerging trend meetings and weekly Buy sign offs.
  • Ensure the department is running smoothly & your tasks completed to deadlines.
  • Critical Path Management alongside the Merchandising team.
  • Monitor the weekly supplier critical paths & flag problems / risks to shipments.
  • Communicate with suppliers daily, chasing cost prices, fabric information etc.
  • Day to day Admin – update range plans, complete data sheets, file lab dips and bulk fabrics etc.
  • Purchase order Creation.
  • Weekly Buying prep including samples steamed and hung ready for the Buying team.
  • Take photos for the Buy sign off pack.
  • Present in the weekly Buy and weekly trade meetings in the absence of your Buyer.
  • Attend all fit meetings, fill in relevant documents and support in the commercial fitting of a garment.
  • Approve Lab dips and bulks.
  • Sample Management.
  • Ensuring sample room is kept tidy and up to date.
  • Chase in photoshoot samples & ensure the correct products are handed over for shoots.
  • Work with Tech to chase in fit samples in line with critical path management.
  • Depending on experience you may have the opportunity to take ownership of a product range.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience within Fashion Buying.
  • Strong Excel skills – Pivot tables and formulas are ideal skills.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organised with the ability to manage a workload and prioritise where required.
  • The ability to build rapport and relationships with suppliers and colleagues
  • Strong administrative skills and the ability to work independently
  • Critical path workflow and management skills
  • A “right first time” attitude.
  • Strong team player – work towards the brand goals with a solution focused positive mindset.
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