Buying Assistant - Men's & Women's Rtw & Junior

London, UK
Posted 17 days ago
Full time

Job description

We are looking for a Buying Assistant to provide support to our Ready-to-wear & Junior Buying Office, ensuring that the right stock is delivered on time and moves efficiently through the business. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to pursue a career in Buying, which allows full exposure to our various collections and room to progress within the team.

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- Ensure that the seasonal buys are inputted into PRIMA, our in-house system, and the relevant forward orders are raised accurately and on time.

- Run and compile weekly, monthly and seasonal buying reports and distribute to the Buying & Merchandising Team and the wider business as appropriate.

- Take ownership of the seasonal training manuals for the Retail shops, ensuring that these contain all relevant product and brand information to maximise sales.

- Attend the seasonal buying appointments when necessary, photograph product and assist with order writing and any other administrative support when applicable.

- Act as a liaison between the Buying Office, the Retail shops and the wider business, resolving any relevant queries and issues that arise.

- Effectively manage the Buying Office diary, including arranging buying appointments, store visits and international travel for the team.

- Liaise with external licensees on product and delivery dates to ensure that the correct stock is delivered and moves efficiently through the business (Junior Specific).

Essential Experience and Skills Required:

- Proven administration skills gained in a busy, commercial office with the ability to analyse and interpret data and can assist with report compilation.

- Very methodical, accurate and speed with the ability to work to set deadlines.

- Advanced Microsoft Office suite knowledge including Excel, Word and Outlook.

- Up to date knowledge of fashion trends and the fashion industry as a whole.

About You:

- Highly systematic and well organised with the ability to prioritise own workload and use own initiative.

- Good interpersonal and presentation skills with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

- A reliable, confident and outgoing individual who enjoys working with and meeting people and can adapt well diverse audiences and environments.

- Flexible and approachable with the ability to work as an effective team member.

- Keen interest in fashion and people with a wider interest in in culture, music, literature and the arts.

- Well-presented and has a passion for the Paul Smith brand.

Please note, this role is not eligible for sponsorship in the Skilled Worker visa category.

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