Junior Buyer - Monsoon

Ref: MON10676
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: 29/02/2020

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 are looking for a Junior Buyer to join our Monsoon Buying department.  This role is for an individual looking for a versatile and challenging role, which gives them a lot of opportunity and provides more exposure to the business. This role would suit an established Senior Assistant Buyer/Assistant Buyer who has worked in a fast fashion environment.

What will you do as a Junior Buyer?

Planning and Design

  • Keep up to date on trends
  • Reviews last season’s performance and creation of lessons learnt document
  • Undertakes some research through trade shows and some short inspiration trips
  • Support the development of category strategy, specifically by:
  • Supporting development of channel strategy
  • Working with merchandising team to agree a range and price architecture
  • Working with merchandising team to identify season price and promotion plan
  • Working with supply chain team to identify supply chain implications of the new category strategy

Range Building

  • Undertakes development trips and support in supplier development meetings (in partnership with the design team)
  • Ensures that any sourcing and supplier packs are in line with category strategy and themes
  • Attends fit sessions and puts forward solutions for any challenges
  • Ensures that samples are received within the critical path
  • Works with suppliers to ensure that all relevant samples are received on time
  • Conducts range building and range sign off, in line with the critical path ensuring that senior members of the brand team (as well as technical and design teams) have input and visibility of the progress throughout the process


  • Ensures all POs contain the right information and are raised in line with critical path dates
  • Launch/In Season Trading
  • Work with merchandising to complete end of season review
  • Maximise in season trading through effective OTB management


What will you need to succeed as a Junior Buyer?

  • Keen interest in fashion and trends with a proven track record in multi-product womenswear.
  • A confident, ambitious approach is essential along with the commercial experience in order to articulate the Brand DNA in line with our customer profile.
  • A proven track record in developing product
  • Experienced in sourcing from global supply base
  • Proven ability to manage and develop team members to deliver
  • Proven range building experience, delivering over and above sales targets


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 discount across all three of 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, Flexi-time and pay day early finishes!



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