Junior Buyer| Luton | £24k - £28k
We are recruiting for a Junior Buyer to join a well-established fashion brand, based in their beautiful offices in Luton.
Fantastic benefits, including a competitive salary, 20 days annual plus your birthday off, product discounts, café facilities, and a great working environment!
You will be working in a very busy, dynamic department, with a team who are passionate about what they do, supporting a buyer in the creation, ordering and organisation of product; no day will be the same! You will have enthusiasm for the world of colour, fashion and love creating order out of chaos! You will have many days where your feet don’t touch the ground. True grit and a sense of humour are essential!
Collate core information from suppliers to facilitate orders
Create accurate make sheets, cost and margin sheets, ensuring the required margin is made
Negotiate with suppliers to agree appropriate costs
Develop and maintain strong relationships with all suppliers
Control, monitor and chase all outstanding development with suppliers as necessary
Manage the critical path during the buying process to ensure all deadlines are met and products are arriving on time
Identify gaps for new products to create product proposals for the season
Continuous reviewing of market and trend analysis through competitor awareness e.g. shopping, online, magazines etc. to aid product design
Assist in the development of new product lines as requested by the Managing Director
Host meetings with buyers, prepare the showroom and meeting packs
Negotiate with buyers to agree appropriate costs
Create vendor templates to send to buyers and chase the relevant order forms
Administrate orders on the wholesale system
Send samples to buyers when necessary
Provide distribution department with necessary information of what is being sold and when
Coordinate swing tickets between wholesale accounts and suppliers
Invoice all orders and send to wholesale accounts department
Update all annual documents on sales/stock figures
Work with the Shipping Manager to ensure delivery of stock is successful and on time
What the employer is looking for:
At least 3+ years in a buying role
Creative, charismatic, a sense of humour is essential!
You will be a proven strong negotiator - essential
A strategic thinker, used to finding solutions amid problems
Strong numeracy skills
Meticulous about details
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organisational, multi-tasking and prioritising abilities
Able to remain level-headed and calm under pressure
What’s in it for you?
20 days holiday plus your birthday off
Discretionary bonuses to use on products
Working in beautiful offices