Junior Buyer - Fast Fashion

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Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH16325

£24000.00 - £28000 per annum + bonus + benefits

Role Title

Junior Buyer - Fast Fashion

North West

Up to £28k + bonus + benefits

Role Profile

Are you an ambitious and experienced Assistant Buyer looking for a new challenge in 2018? Our client, a growing fast-fashion retailer, is looking to appoint a Junior Buyer to join their head office team based in the North West. Reporting into the Senior Buyer, you will make commercially focused buying decisions for your category in order to further drive the product offering and business forward. It is essential that you are currently working at established Assistant Buyer level within a similar, trend led business, specialising in own-label womenswear as you must be able to hit the ground running. You will be currently managing your own category/ sub-category and be able to articulate ownership and growth you have driven. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven individual with a real interest in fast-fashion and buying to join a growing retailer making waves in the fast-fashion industry with opportunities to progress as the business continues to expand.


  • Take ownership of buying a range and responsibility for delivering the strategy for the range alongside the Senior Buyer
  • Product development alongside the Design team and brand ambassadors
  • Driving category performance, managing the supply base and departmental KPI's
  • Commercially aware with an understanding of the market place, customer and competitors
  • Presenting in trade, sign offs and range direction with the senior team
  • Review WSSI with the merchandising team on a weekly basis to ensure monthly intake targets are hit

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • Experience working for a similar business at Assistant Buyer level or above is essential
  • Experience in womenswear own-label is essential
  • Proven experience managing own category/ sub-category successfully and can articulate ownership and growth you have driven
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and time management skills
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative
  • Highly self-motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious
  • Strong communication skills
  • A love for fashion with a keen eye for trends
  • Team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Pro-active, self-starter happy to muck in

Client information

Our client is a growing fast-fashion retailer based in the North West

Up to £28k + bonus + benefits

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