Buyers Admin Assistant - Monsoon

Ref: MON10641
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: 21/02/2020

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 a Buying Admin Assistant who wishes to start their Buying career 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 one of the Buying departments. 


What will you do as a BAA?

Working with the Buying team, you will accurately process orders and be responsible for updating the critical path and maintaining the delivery schedule.  Assist with the day to day running of the buying office and accurately communicate with other departments, to effectively liaise with stores. Ensuring all cost price and discount amendments are processed is also key to the role.  You will maintain a best seller rail and manage sample storage for the team.  Working with the buying team, you will ensure the approval process runs smoothly and maintain strong relationships with all suppliers. Investigate product issues with branches and resolving issues with the technical team.


What you will need to succeed as a BAA?

  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise own workload with proven administrative ability
  • Ability to work at pace and be able to balance a variety of jobs at once
  • Excellent problem solver and decision maker – always focusing on solutions 
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • A self-motivator who is enthusiastic and keen to progress and develop
  • Active team player who constantly contributes and supports other members
  • Excellent PC skills (Microsoft Word & Excel) with an emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Previous buying work experience or completion of a buying placement within fashion is preferable

What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon is a great place to be.  You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing 70% 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 at GYMBOX and the opportunity to ride a tax-free bike to work, a flexi time policy and early payday finishes!



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