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Junior Buyer – Footwear & Accessories (TGN4426) – Competitive Salary

Junior Buyer – Footwear & Accessories (TGN4426) – Competitive Salary

  • Buyers
  • Wigan

Location: Wigan

Type: Permanent

Industry: Footwear & Accessories

Job Ref: TGN4426

The Company:

A leading importer and distributor are currently looking to recruit a Junior Buyer to join their growing team, focussing on Accessories. The company supply clothing & accessories to the high street including B&M, Boohoo, Yours Clothing, In the Style, PLT & The Range etc. This is an office-based role working Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:30pm. The successful candidate will come from either a homewares or fashion & accessories buying background at an Assistant or Junior role.


  • Free On-site parking
  • 30 days Holidays (21 days annual leave plus 9 statutory days)
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Monthly social events

The Role:

  • Plan and Source new and existing product ranges ensuring best products are available.
  • Working with new and existing suppliers.
  • Researching new markets, products and manufacturing processes.
  • Conducting competitor research/comp shopping trips benchmarking.
  • Identifying issues and opportunities for your range with the support from senior buyers.
  • Raising design and artwork briefs to inhouse designers and working closely on developing new items.
  • Negotiating with suppliers to agree prices, quantities, delivery schedules.
  • Liaise with the imports team re freight / shipping costs and maximum usage of container space.
  • Working with your team to a critical path to ensure that products are delivered on time.
  • Taking into account demand, price, quality and availability before making a decision.
  • Identifying quality standards and ensuring that all products meet those standards.
  • Ensure that bestsellers reach their full potential and slow selling products are minimised.
  • Manage the preparation and styling of product shoots alongside the Design and marketing team.
  • Ensure product is launched onto the website in line with planned phasing.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • MUST have previous experience in a similar role.
  • Have product development experience and have sourced from the Far East.
  • Highly trend driven with a good understanding of commercial appeal.
  • Ability to work to deadlines is essential across multiple channels.
  • Be versatile and have strong work ethic.
  • Be keen to do more then what is asked for and actively seek new challenges and gain new skill.
  • Fast thinking and adaptable in highly demanding situations
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent competitor knowledge.
  • Team player, willing to train & support.
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