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Junior Buyer - 9 Month FTC (Maternity Cover)

Location: Chiswick
Company: QVC
Hours: Full time
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We are currently looking for a Junior Buyer to join our Jewellery team on a 9 month Fixed Term Contract. it’s a fast-paced and diverse role and when we say that no two days are ever the same we are not kidding!

There’s a lot to get excited about as you will be able to work closely with some great brands such as Lola Rose, Butler & Wilson and many more, whilst helping us to constantly improve on our range.

Along with the, Assistant Buyer and Buyer you will build the product range to meet sales, margin and stock targets within a specific product/category area.

This role offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience of the buying process. Working closely with the Buyer, you will be responsible for your own categories within the area. With these, you will be buying and developing the ranges. You will also manage category related administrative processes that are time-critical to the business.

You will collate and present product information, sales information, trend packs and/or mood boards as appropriate, including the preparation for Today’s Special Value meetings (TSV) Business Strategy meetings (BSM), Open To Buy meetings (OTB) and Merchandising Strategy Meetings.

You will Produce Range Review packs, undertake Market Reports and Competitor Shopping analysis and bring suggestions of new ideas/products to the team.

You will be required to have good product understanding to enable you to prepare Guest Presenters before a live show. Strong communication skills are essential, as you will be the main point of contact for suppliers, as well as liaising with other departments within the organisation. Experience of liaising with suppliers is essential.

Candidates should ideally have jewellery buying experience within a head office environment, ideally at Junior Buyer or Buyer level. It is essential for the successful candidate to have a good understanding and experience of managing a critical path. Trend awareness with a passion for product and an understanding of the retail buying function are both key.

Good PC skills are necessary for this role, especially Microsoft Word and Excel. Strong presentation skills are important.

At QVC we see it like this, you spend a third of your life in work, so work happy* Live better!

About QVC, Inc

QVC, Inc., exceeds the expectations of everyone we touch by delivering the joy of discovery through the power of relationships. Every day, in nine countries, QVC engages millions of shoppers in a journey of discovery through an ever-changing collection of familiar brands and fresh new products, from home and fashion to beauty, electronics and jewelry. Along the way, we connect shoppers to interesting personalities, engaging stories, and award winning customer service. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has more than 17,000 employees and has retail operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, and through a joint venture in China. Worldwide, QVC engages shoppers on 14 broadcast networks reaching approximately 370 million homes, seven websites, and 220 social pages. Visit corporate.qvc.com to learn more.

QVC, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ : QRTEA, QRTEB), which includes QVC, HSN, zulily and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, "Qurate Retail Group"), as well as other minority investments. Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way to shop -- beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores -- and is #1 in video commerce,#3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). For more information, visit www.qurateretailgroup.com. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Qurate Retail Group is committed to a diverse workforce and is also committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations for individuals pursuant to applicable law, individuals that require accommodation in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at CareersUS@QVC.com for assistance.

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