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Senior Assistant Buyer Apparel

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Posted: 21/06/2022

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As a Senior Assistant Buyer- Apparel you will assist to develop and source a commercial range of products . Working with sales to achieve the budget / margins within the agreed wholesale price architecture.

You will manage your own category / supplier under the guidance and support of your manager

Client Details

A great opportunity for a Senior Assistant Buyer- Apparel to join a leading fashion business in Leeds. The company are going from strength to strength and trade across a number of different channels, retail, ecommerce, outlets, wholesale etc. The business has been around for more than 80 years and are known for their British Heritage. They pride themselves on a stable highly skilled workforce who focuses daily on providing the best across all our product categories and distribution channels.


Assisting in the selection of multiple commercial and profitable ranges per season across multiple brands as well as independently managing the buying process of a small category within this.
Adhoc create CADs and design sheets for suppliers
Reviewing samples and handlooms for approval and suggesting changes with the confirmation of the Buyer
Sample management both within the company and with suppliers
Assist in preparing for lessons learnt, range reviews and sign off
Regular comp shopping in order to keep up to date with product and pricing of competitors and ensure the competitive and commercial offering of product ranges.
Assisting with the production of trend packs, producing them to factory standard with precise detail.
Maintaining and managing critical paths and raising issues when needed, ensuring all goods and samples are completed on time.
Researching and reacting fast to new trends and creating trend reports, competitor shops, and mood boards to showcase findings.
Placing orders of samples, cloth and trim, whilst maintaining a positive relationship with suppliers.


Creative flair - ability to balance creative product design with a commercial eye to create ranges and follow briefs from customers
The ability to cope with the pressure of meeting tight deadlines and being reactive, managing and re-prioritising tasks where required
Presentation and Organisational skills
Team player - ability to manage working relationships at all levels and be hands on supporting the department to achieve strategies and budgets
Numerate - working alongside sales to support margin calculations and supplier costings
Negotiation skills - ability to work with suppliers to agree the best price for a product while maintaining quality requirements in line with the brand and customer requirements
Keen follower of the menswear market & trends
Team PlayerJob Offer

Salary £22k - £26k + close to transport links + Free Parking + Career Progression Opportunities + Mix of Home & Office work +25 days holiday plus 8 + Early Finish on a Friday

Senior Assistant Buyer - Apparel

Senior Assistant Buyer - Apparel

Senior Assistant Buyer - Apparel

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