Trainee Buyers / Junior Buyers

£15,000 - £19,999
19 Mar 2019
24 Mar 2019
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Full Time

Flannels is one of the UK's leading luxury retailers, specialising in contemporary men’s and women’s designer clothing, footwear and accessories. With a brand portfolio including Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Moncler, Jimmy Choo, Stone Island and Kenzo, Flannels has grown rapidly and is continuously striving for excellence.

Whether you are part of our buying team sourcing key pieces and collections from the world’s most iconic brands and designers or part of our dynamic marketing and ecommerce teams delivering a superlative presence in the world of premium fashion, you will be making a difference and this is your opportunity to build a career with an exciting luxury retailer.

We are currently recruiting for Trainee Buyers / Junior Buyers to join our Premium Womenswear Buying teams

This position will require regular travel between 2 offices to fulfil all aspects of the role.

Key Aspects of the role include:

  • Set up new supplier account details ensuring all suppliers are aware of and understand requirements for product standards, labeling, deliveries; communicating effectively on any product issues.
  • Complete regular store visits nationwide to monitor and address merchandising or layout guideline issues that may arise.
  • Work in conjunction with the Retail team and department Buyer to develop merchandise guidelines for the forthcoming season and new product development.
  • Conduct regular benchmarking of competitor ranges, completing quarterly reviews, seeking missed opportunities and ideas where appropriate.
  • Work in conjunction with QA and department Buyer ensuring products meet preset criteria, understanding the impact on any decisions made with QA department.

Essential Skills / Experience:

  • Commercially focused.
  • Graduate with a fashion or textile related degree at 2:1 or above.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Influencing and Negotiating skills
  • Flexible, collaborative approach to work.
  • Must be willing to travel at short notice where possible.

Desired Skills / Experience:

  • Strong judgement and decision making skills
  • High proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • A real passion, knowledge and understanding of premium womenswear
  • Have a proven ability to problem solve in a productive and efficient manner.
  • Extremely well-organised and methodical with a good level of common sense and initiative.
  • Flexible, collaborative approach to work.

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