[New Job Opening] Assistant Buyer – Denim Studio job Vacancy in London


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Description : Assistant Buyer – Denim Studio
Job Introduction
Are you looking for a new challenge in Selfridges that gives you the chance to support the Womenswear Buying team in sourcing brands and product? Looking for a company that wants to help further your career in buying, as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work?
If the answer to all these questions is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for!
Role Responsibility
As an Assistant Buyer, you will be responsible for our Body Studio buying department, supporting the Buyer in sourcing brands and product. You will work with the Buyer to negotiate the best terms for the business with suppliers. To ensure the ordering process is efficient and compliant with Selfridges processes and to assist the Buying Admin team where necessary. As Assistant Buyer, you will:
Be responsible for buying for a identified area for the business – ensuring thorough knowledge of product and market
Negotiate the best possible terms with suppliers i.e. margin, trade discounts, markdown support, working with the Buyer and Head of Buying where appropriate
Work with the Buyer and Head of Buying to ensure that Buying decisions are based on a sound commercial framework to drive sales and profit
Work closely with the Buyer and Merchandiser to plan the OTB for own area of responsibility and to monitor and review in season, making recommendations to the Buyer/Head of Buying where necessary.
Assist with range planning, working closely with the Merchandiser and Buyer/Head of Buying
Work with the Merchandiser to analyse performance, making recommendations to the Buyer i.e. to keep or discontinue within the business
Communicate effectively with retail operations teams, particularly with regard to new season launches and product training
Work closely with Marketing and PR and to be aware of promotional opportunities during negotiations with suppliers
Be responsible for re-ordering, working within the OTB structure, ensuring decisions are communicated to the Administrator good time *
Carry out research into key trends and put together look books for the area*
Where relevant, to supervise the wider team and monitor workload
Work closely with VM to ensure product placement optimises the look and performance of the department
Manage the performance of concession businesses through regular meeting with the concession and through analysis of their performance – making recommendations to Buyer where relevant
Ensure effective communication with retail operations teams, particularly with regard to new season launches and product training
N/B: in areas where there is a Buyer’s Assistant and an Assistant Buyer, this responsibility will be shared
The Ideal Candidate
Highly knowledgeable. You will have a well-developed understanding of the product/market
Strategic and operational. With strong analytical skills and experience driving long-term and profitable commercial strategies, you’ll be able to successfully manage projects through to completion.
Engaging and interpersonal. You will be able to influence your stakeholders, retail and brands, you know how to use both data and market trends to drive commercial opportunities
Customer focused. Combined with exceptional taste and instinct, you are able to push the boundaries to offer new and exciting product
All over the numbers. You are numerate with a highly commercial approach, as well as proficient in excel
Collaborative. Working flexibly as part of the wider Buying team you will support in projects and cross functional meetings as appropriate
Organised with exceptional attention to detail
About the Company
Our Creative Spirit
We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome.
Our Awards Cabinet
We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked…Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign. We were also recognised as a ‘Best 25 Big Company to Work For 2020’ as awarded by The Sunday Times.
Our Future
Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside selfridges.com and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences.
Everyone is welcome
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working culture, and we see this as key to our success and our working culture. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all. We are diverse, we are inclusive, we are Selfridges.
The Fun Stuff
There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year.
Other benefits and rewards include:
Generous bonus and/or commission scheme
Discounted gym memberships
Pension contributions
Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes
Up to five paid volunteering days
Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development
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