Childrenswear Buyer (12 months FTC)

Ref: MON11530
Salary: Competitive
Department: Buying
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Interim
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Our story began with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery.

We’re looking for a Buyer (12 months mat cover) to join our Childrenswear department to work on Girl, Baby, Day, Beach and Outerwear categories. This is a great opportunity for an established Buyer looking for a new challenge, passionate about fashion and delivering great product to the customer.

What will you do as a Buyer?

  • Drive sales, profit and performance for the department through the development and execution of future ranges; working closely with the in-house Design team
  • Analyse sales and competitor performance, constantly looking for opportunities to drive the business
  • Effectively manage the critical path to deliver product on time to our customers and maximise profitability
  • Work to build and maintain great relationships with the supplier base to deliver great product, achieve margin and deliver to critical path
  • Help develop the wider team through effective leadership and management

What you will need to succeed as a Buyer?

  • Demonstrable success in leading your own area within Buying (any clothing categories, however prefer casual day wear experience), ideally from a mid market high street fashion brand
  • Highly creative nature, with a passion for working closely with product and suppliers design teams to create a balanced profitable range.
  • Flexibility and ability to work at pace, in a fast-moving environment with varied supply base and high option count.
  • Strong commercial understanding of the kidswear market, especially with Girls Beach or Casual daywear category, strong negotiation skills across varied countries of origin.
  • Excellent problem solver and decision maker – always focusing on creative solutions to drive results.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Active team player and a self starter who constantly contributes, supports and develops the team, who is also able to facilitate special projects
  • Excellent PC skills (Microsoft Word & Excel) with an emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to product develop & work with suppliers directly on Beach & Outerwear.

What will we offer you in return?

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Bonus day off each year after 6 months service
  • A pension that you will be automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • Private Healthcare 
  • Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme)
  • A flexible working approach
  • Early pay day Friday finish
  • A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym membership at our on campus gym
  • Additional discounts such as Westfield discount, Taste card membership etc

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request discuss any specific requirements.

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