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Buying Admin Assistant (TGN4378) – Up to £22k DOE

Buying Admin Assistant (TGN4378) – Up to £22k DOE

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear

Job Ref: TGN4378

The Company:
A fast fashion online clothing brand are looking to recruit a Buying Admin Assistant to join their growing team. You will provide support to the Buyer in order to develop a product range that maximises sales and profit opportunities. You will be working with a range of products including softs, wovens, knitwear, outerwear, active and accessories. The brand is growing significantly & requires a candidate who understands the full Buying process & wants to progress their Buying career.


  • Central Manchester location
  • Flexible working hours (start & end times)
  • 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing by 1 each year up to 25 days
  • Exciting product

The Role:

  • Work closely with the Buying & Design teams.
  • Assist the Product Development process from brief to launch.
  • Monitoring Critical Path on Commitment to ensure intake and distribution targets are met.
  • Liaising with retailers including ASOS, Zalando, Next, New Look etc.
  • Liaising with relevant internal departments.
  • Responsible for the full sample development process including preparing meeting samples.
  • Processing samples received (fits, development, shoots/meetings).
  • Labelling, logging, organising, and filing samples including press and bought.
  • Preparing samples for best seller meetings.
  • Attend weekly trade meetings & prepare relevant reports.
  • Understanding of reports and actions that may need to be taken from Trade.
  • Managing the critical path & making adaptations to react to trade meetings.
  • Collate information on Product, Suppliers, Best /Worst Sellers within the business.
  • Liaising with Far East suppliers.
  • Negotiating pricing to achieve margin targets.
  • Completing orders accurately.
  • Dealing with issues arising with orders both internally and externally.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • MUST have Ladieswear Buying experience – ideally within Fast Fashion.
  • MUST have experience with the Critical Path.
  • Have a good understanding of fashion trends and knowledge of the high street.
  • Have experience working with the Far East.
  • IT skills – Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook.
  • Good interpersonal / communication skills.
  • The capability to perform under pressure and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid presentation skills.
  • Risk assessment and SWOT analysis skills
  • Numerical and analytical skills.
  • Sound knowledge of the elements that make up the cost of a product.
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