Assistant Buyer - 6 month FTC

Ref: MON10061
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Buying
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Looking to join a global retailer who values people?  Then look no further.  We are committed to developing our people, last year we made numerous promotions across the business. We have raised and spent over £5m through our Monsoon Accessorize Trust. The Trust allows us to support 19 projects currently and “give back to the communities we trade in”. We are a strong brand with many talented people in the business along with a loyal customer base who knows our heritage.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.

Our Accessorize buying team currently have a new opportunity for an Assistant Buyer for a period of 6 months. Reporting to the Buyer, 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 lingerie or swimwear would be an advantage and range building, price negotiation and critical path management are key.  If you have experience of managing junior members of the team, then we’d like to hear from you.

What will you do as  Assistant Buyer?

• Managing the critical path and delivery schedule
• Approving production samples
• Negotiating, liaising, and developing relationships with suppliers
• Training, developing, and coaching a small team
• 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 an Assistant Buyer?

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Buyer 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, Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before. 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 the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

If you feel you have the potential to become an Assistant Buyer, please apply via our internal portal on our website www.monsoonjobs.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

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