Junior Buyer - Accessorize (12 months FTC)

Ref: MON11887
Salary: Competitive
Department: Buying
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: Full-time, Permanent

At Accessorize we’re dedicated to offering accessories that enable all women to express themselves, helping you feel confident in your everyday.

Since 1984 we’ve offered affordable accessories that can be stacked and styled, with everything from jewellery and hair accessories to bags and seasonal favourites.Our accessories are an effortless style solution to refresh your look - they’re the accessories that make the outfit.

We are now looking for a Junior Buyer to come and join our Buying team, supporting the buyer in sourcing and developing our collection of small goods (travel, purses, cardholders, belts, umbrellas, lifestyle - phone bags, bag straps, jewellery boxes) and leather bags product ranges. This will be a busy and varied role, as an established Assistant Buyer you will work in support of your Buyer in sourcing, constructing and analysing ranges in order to maximise sales and gross profit. You’ll attend supplier meetings with the buyer and will play an integral part in building and maintaining strong and effective supplier relationships. You will play a part in coaching our buyer administrators and share your skills and experience to help build our future talent.

What will you do as a Senior Assistant Buyer?

Critical Path Management

  • Keeps 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
  • 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

People and Talent Management

  • Plans induction for new employees
  • Supports Head of Buying to ensure company/department information is communicated effectively to team through weekly team meetings etc.
  • Coach and develop team members
  • Identify team training needs


  • Supports brand for all communication channels i.e. Product Surgeries, Press Day, workshops etc.
  • Ensure a safe working environment by complying with Health and Safety Guidelines and take action to deal with any issues

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Keen interest in fashion and trends with a proven track record in multi-product Accessories.
  • 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


  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent 

What will we offer you in return?

  • Competitive salary with the option to participate in the Company Bonus Scheme
  • 23 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 automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • 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 careers@monsoon.co.uk to request discuss any specific requirements.

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