Assistant Buyer - Monsoon

Ref: MON10473
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Buying
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 27/09/2019

Our founder Peter Simon, travelled to India in 1973 and brought back beautiful, bohemian product to sell on a market stall in Notting Hill. Today Monsoon continues with a boutique feel, spanning a breath of categories from casualwear to occasion & beach.  Monsoon heritage & values make us an individual brand with the ability to stand out vs the competition and stand the test of time.

We have a vacancy for an Assistant Buyer who wishes to progress within the Monsoon Brand.  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 Jersey/Occasionwear department. 

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 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

  • Ownership of your own Buy within Department.
  • Supporting the Buyer with Product development and confidently feeding back Market info.
  • Manage tasks with pace and accuracy and prioritise financially for the smooth running of the department.
  • Flexibility towards adhoc tasks and an ever-changing retail market.

What you will need to succeed an Assistant Buyer?

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Buyer who is eager for a change, and to expand their experience.  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 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 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 and early payday finishes!


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