Senior Assistant Buyer - Monsoon

Ref: MON08633
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Buying
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Assistant Buyer to work within our Monsoon buying team.  Reporting directly to the Senior Buyer, you will be joining a busy buying team to play an integral part in helping to ensure the smooth running of the department. You will be responsible for the occasion and smarts department.  Experience of range building, price negotiation and critical path management are key. In addition, if you have experience of managing junior members of the team with a keen interest in women’s occasion product, then we’d like to hear from you.

What will you do as a Senior Assistant Buyer?
• Buying your own area and trading these areas
• Assisting in the development of the occasion and smarts range
• Managing the critical path and delivery schedule
• Approving production samples
• Negotiating, liaising, and developing relationships with suppliers
• Training, developing, and coaching a Buyer’s Admin Assistant
• Deputising for the Senior Buyer in their absence
• Helping to plan ranges to maximise profits
• Analysing sales performance of the department
• Communicating with other departments including Merchandising, Technical Services, and Design

What you will need to succeed as a Senior Assistant Buyer?
We are looking for an experienced Assistant Buyer or Senior Assistant Buyer who has bought their own range and is looking to expand and work on technical and high profile area. With your excellent communication skills, you will be able to build strong working relationships with others.  Self-motivated and enthusiastic, you will be always willing to actively contribute ideas and suggestions to the team.  You will plan and organise your own workload and help manage the workload of other team members.  Excellent systems skills, in particular Microsoft Word & Excel are essential.  If you are ready for your next step, enjoy working in a fast paced team, then this could be the role for you.

What are we like to work for?
If you're ambitious, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent.  Last year we made numerous promotions across the company. This year promises to be no exception.  You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 23 days holiday, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and theatre shows, tailor made dentist plans and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

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