Assistant Buyer - Monsoon

Ref: MON08677
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Buying
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37 hours per week

 “If product is your passion and you enjoy creating unique and exciting ranges then this is the place for you. This forward thinking environment is a great place to recognise talent - be part of a buying team where being ethical and embracing our brand heritage are at the forefront of all that we do at Monsoon”.

Our Monsoon buying team currently have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Buyer in the Footwear and Accessories team, you will be joining a busy buying team to play an integral part in helping to ensure the smooth running of the department. Experience of Footwear and/or accessories would be an advantage, range building, price negotiation and critical path management are key.  If you have experience of managing junior members of the team and an interest in accessories, then we’d like to hear from you.

What will you do as an Assistant Buyer?
• Managing the critical path and delivery schedule
• Approving production samples
• Negotiating, liaising, and developing relationships with suppliers
• Training, developing, and coaching a Senior Buyer’s Admin Assistant
• Deputising for the 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 an Assistant Buyer?
We are looking for an experienced Senior Buyers Admin Assistant who is looking for their next step.  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. We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies. If you feel you have the potential to become an Assistant Buyer, please apply now!

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