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Junior Buyer - Menswear (Footwear and Accessories)

London, England, United Kingdom


THE ALLSAINTS TEAM

Here at AllSaints we are proud to be a customer centric global team. Our vision is to make the coolest clothes to evoke emotion for our customers, worldwide.

Everything about our style and creativity is curated in-house, from store design and construction to our brand image, digital presence and clothing design. We are truly an agile business: we work at pace and take responsibility for making a difference.

We are a brand embarking on a very exciting plan and we are seeking new members of the team who want to contribute to this.

THE ROLE

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Buyer. Reporting to the Lead Menswear Buyer, you will manage, maintain and further develop your own specified areas in line with business plans and initiatives. Commercially astute, thorough product knowledge, creativity and strong supplier relationships - you will ensure the continued evolution of our market-leading ranges. We're looking for someone who has a keen eye for style and trends to support our buying process. This role would be a great opportunity for someone in a Senior Assistant Buyer position that is looking for the next step up in their career.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

  • Supporting the Menswear Buyer with individual product categories (Footwear and Accessories) throughout complete product lifecycle, with guidance from manager, building seasonal range plans, assisting in buy selections and product pricing, and analyzing sell-in and sell-out
  • Partner with the Merchandising team to construct and manage your buying portfolio to seasonal financial targets
  • Critically analyse data findings on a weekly basis to support commercial decisions and improve sales performance within your portfolio and also communicate commercial needs and opportunities to Design team
  • Conducting competitive shopping analysis including pricing analysis
  • Preparing relevant information for trade meetings and seasonal buy meetings, with support from Buying Administrative Assistant, to ensure relevant sales history is considered whilst making decisions for future seasons
  • Daily communication with Production team to track deliveries and ensure accuracy of all data entry related to purchase orders
  • Negotiating supplier cost prices, with support from manager, ensuring commercial, quality and financial targets are achieved
  • Managing product data entry in assortment plans, including costs, retails, seasonal themes, and purchase order data
  • Managing and maintaining systems with extremely high level of accuracy
  • Working closely with licensed partners to deliver a customer focused range
  • Working closely with and supporting our Wholesale team
  • High level of communication with cross functional teams within AllSaints

WHAT SKILLS DO I NEED FOR THE ROLE?

  • Experience working in the Buying department for a commercial vertical fashion retailer, with a proven background in managing categories independently and delivering to critical path deadlines
  • Clear understanding of trade reports, with ability to independently analyze sales and make relevant product recommendations to maximize sales opportunities
  • Understanding of complete product life cycle, from system set up to delist/markdown strategy
  • A meticulous approach to organisation and effective time-keeping
  • Strong sense of initiative, with the ability to independently prioritize individual tasks and deadlines
  • Attention to detail is key as this is a fast paced role, so a sharp eye is essential
  • Able to understand and appreciate the design aesthetic of AllSaints
  • An intense passion for commerce/product, with a natural commercial instinct
  • Team player who collaborates and communicates effectively at all levels
  • Strives to achieve and drive the best results possible for the brand
  • Proactive, solution based thinker
  • A strong aptitude in retail maths
  • Proficient in Excel

ABOUT THE LOCATION

You’ll be working in our East London Studios based in London’ vibrant Shoreditch with perks and benefits offered from local businesses including discounts on food, shopping and health & beauty. Studio Location. Approximately a 10 minute walk from Liverpool Street Station and a 5 minute walk from Shoreditch High Street.

WHAT WE STAND FOR

Customer Centric We work as one proud team to get the best for our customers

One Team We are joined up and encourage others to share their ideas

Work at Pace We know our goals, and we work with clear outcomes in mind

Be Responsible We are self aware, understand the impact we have on others and are positive about the future

BENEFITS

Your career matters to us and we will do what it takes to help you on your journey in life. You’ll be challenging yourself and your leadership. The opportunities will be there and you’ll be working within an environment that rewards hard work and innovation. Internal promotion is the norm not the exception and you’ll be supported in your ambition to reach the next step of your career.

You’ll be working in our East London Studios based in London’ vibrant Shoreditch with perks and benefits offered from local businesses including discounts on food, shopping and health & beauty. In addition to this we offer a competitive pay and benefits package that includes an amazing employee uniform allowance and discount.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we very much look forward to working with you.


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