ASSISTANT BUYER - INTIMATES AND WOMENSWEAR, CHISWICK, WEST LONDON
The Assististant Buyer will deputise for the Buyer in all operations of the Buying function through the effective administration of the department and the production of regular sales, stock margin, mark-down and delivery information to meet agreed departmental objectives. This is a fantastic role that will have exposure to working with brands including Wolford, Wacoal, Desmond and Dempsey and Huntza G to name a few.
What you'll be doing:
Ensure that all departmental information records are accurately set up and maintained and regularly reviewed with the Buyer.
Review and discuss delivery schedules regularly with Merchandiser/Buyer to ensure stock is delivered in accordance with orders and cancel stock where necessary/ negotiate discounts.
Record, review and analyse weekly stock and sales information and based on this information make recommendations for relevant action to the Buyer.
Ensure the accurate production of regular ad-hoc reports and analysis.
Produce sales history at brand and departmental level to enable the Buyer to produce range plans and buying strategies
Liaise with Department Managers on a weekly basis to ensure familiarity with the ranges, highlighting key brands and fashion trends and reviewing best and worst sellers by line.
Liaise with the sales teams regarding the visual presentation of the product.
Produce regular comparative shopping reports, which demonstrate a thorough knowledge of competitor activity.
As requested to the Buyer, assist in the review of potential Suppliers
Assist the Buyer in identifying seasonal trends.
Assist the Buyer on the market to gain an understanding of the general principles of buying. Prepare analysis and sales information for buying appointments.
About your experience:
Luxury Fashion experience desired.
Minimum 1 year experience as a Buying Administrator.
A bit about you:
You are highly numerate.
You have excellent attention to detail.
Immediate Microsoft knowledge (Excel).
You have excellent communication skills (verbal & written).
You have a good knowledge of Harvey Nichols brands and customer.
You have a good understanding of the latest trends.
You have a keen interest in fashion / accessories.
All your hard work, rewarded:
Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:
Very generous staff discount with up to 60% off Fashion and 30% off Beauty.
Heavily subsidised travelcard zones 1-6 following probationary period.