Mountain Warehouse

  • Assistant Buyer - Womenswear

    Job Locations UK-London
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Reporting into the Head of Womenswear Buying we are seeking a passionate, hands-on, multi-talented Assistant Buyer to focus on our Womenswear multi-product ranges for Mountain Warehouse

    What you'll be doing

    • Buy part of the Womenswear range focusing on Outerwear & accessories  as well as assisting in seasonal range plan development
    • Analysing customer buying patterns,
    • Work with your Head of buying to maximize profits and provide a commercially viable range of merchandise at competitive prices.
    • Assisting in regularly reviewing stock, sales and orders and react with necessary urgency to ensure sales, stock & profit targets are achieved;
    • Maintaining relationships with suppliers.
    • Liaising with other departments within the organization to ensure projects are completed;
    • Participating in promotional activities, helping the buying and merchandising team to identify slow moving stock, suggesting marks downs or promotions,
    • Creating style books for products, identify when to update trim labels, fabrications and packaging, and liaise with graphic designer to ensure a consistent brand image;
    • Managing the critical path, monitoring all orders from initial product development through to delivery, ensuring the smooth running of the development process, maintaining delivery schedules and key deadlines throughout;
    • Working alongside QC when creating style books so that correct specs and CAD’s are received,
    • Lab dip and trim approvals and feeding back to suppliers, after collecting fit and quality info from QC.
    • Training and mentoring BAA in the team.
    • Attend fit meetings with QC and models, making suggestions on fit, styling, trims etc, as well as signing off sample

    We would love to meet someone with

    • Someone who can demonstrate accountability for their range
    • You will have relevant experience in an assistant buyer role (doesn’t have to be the same product type) within a retail chain
    • Experience of fully managing the critical path for your department
    • Be aware of competitors and help to try and keep MW the best value on the high street
    • Confident approach to offer suggestions on the type and quantity of product
    • Good interpersonal skills – able to build and manage relationships with colleagues and suppliers, communication is key at all times
    • Strong Excel skills or equivalent in terms of calculating margin. 
    • Commercial and keeps up to date and aware of market trends, changes in demand
    • Able to fully understand customer needs and demands (e.g. price, quality, availability)
    • Strong time management skills and able to prioritize as this is a never-ending job and there will always be more to be done
    • Someone ambitious who is looking to grow with the company and always striving for improvements in all aspects of the business, is innovative and forward thinking
    • Able to deal with ambiguity in a fast pace environment with changing demands. 

    What's in it for you?

    • Competitive salary and benefits package 
    • Holiday allowance
    • 50% staff discount & 25% for family and friends
    • Pension scheme




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