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Assistant Buyer - Womenswear

Location:
London
Company:
ASOS

Description

The Role

The role of the Assistant Buyer is all about developing amazing product for ASOS and building fashion forward commercial ranges. You will be the pivotal member of the Buying team working closely with your Designer, Garment Technologist, Merchandising team, Suppliers or Brands to develop and buy the range for our fashion forward ‘twenty something’ customer.

About the opportunity...

  • Support the Buyer in sourcing and delivering products

  • Overseeing the fitting and sealing of samples

  • Helping to build a commercial and fashion forward relevant range with constant newness

  • Building excellent relationships with your suppliers - this is key especially when negotiating cost prices and delivery dates

  • The Buying teams are incredibly reactive so you will work with your buyer to trade within the season to potientialise sales and profits

  • Work closely with the Merchandising teams to build the range, analyse figures and react to sales

  • Overseeing the development and training of the Buyers Administrators within the team

We’d love to meet someone who…

  • Has previous experience working as a Womenswear Assistant Buyer in fashion retail

  • Creative personality and not afraid to push the boundaries when it comes to fashion

  • Lives and breathes fashion and is passionate about the product

  • Understands who the ASOS customer is and be able to find the latest trends relevant for them

  • Is super organised, able to use initiative and to work in a high pressured environment

  • Is able to manage and develop junior team members

What's in it for you?

We will give you a competitive salary, staff discount, discretionary bonus scheme, sample sales and pension matching, but also a fantastic bunch of flexible benefits that focus on your health, wealth & inner self for you and your friends & family.

We are all equal!

We’re committed to creating an inclusive workforce.  We believe in a world where you have the freedom to explore and express yourself without judgement, no matter who you are or where you’re from. Where you value yourself and feel proud of who you are. Where individuality is a source of confidence, because difference makes the world a better place.

Buying at ASOS

ASOS is one of the UK’s top fashion and beauty destinations, expanding globally at a rapid pace. Our values are to be authentic, brave and creative, and we live and breathe these in everything we do.
The Buying team is instrumental in making ASOS the first for fashion and trends across womenswear and menswear. Within our Own Buy function, which includes ASOS Design, ASOS White and Collusion, our teams focus on developing and delivering a range that pushes the boundaries and meets the needs of our customer. The Buyers work closely with a number of business areas including Design, Merchandising, Marketing and Garment Technology, and have relationships with a wide supplier base ensuring that the product we deliver is the best it can be. The Branded buying teams are responsible for creating and sourcing the brand mix for their department, covering big commercial brands through to high-end designers and emerging brands to offer our customer the most exciting fashion trends and create a point of difference in the global market.

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