Buying Admin Assistant - Jersey & Casualwear

Country :
United Kingdom
Region :
County :
South West London
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Contract type :
Availability :
Full time
Experience :
Less than 2 years

Company description

Jigsaw is a contemporary British fashion brand founded in 1970, creating beautiful and timeless clothes and accessories for women, men and children. We believe in Style & Truth; that everyone should feel empowered to embrace their own style, be true to themselves, and not slavishly follow the fashion world. This means putting style before trends and truth before hype. It also means we focus on everything that matters, creating clothes that are cut with integrity and finished to the highest standards, with beautiful fabrics that will last you a lifetime. Our store teams are carefully recruited to offer friendly, knowledgeable and impartial advice in a relaxed environment and new stock is delivered weekly, ensuring shops remain fresh. The world doesn’t need another high street fashion chain. But it does need a brand that is prepared to stand for something meaningful and lasting

Job description

Founded in 1972, Jigsaw was the first premium fashion brand on the high street. Since then, the company has expanded worldwide to work with the finest mills, cutting edge photographers, up-and-coming models and renowned architects. But the search for the best in the industry never stops. As our journey continues, we're looking for passionate and talented people to learn about Style & Truth: a set of values that sets us apart from the rest of the high street, a belief that everyone should feel empowered to embrace their own style, be true to themselves, and not slavishly follow the fashion world. This means putting style before trends and truth before hype. Join the Jigsaw journey.

Buying Admin Assistant


Richmond TW9 4AW

This is great opportunity for anyone that wants to join our Buying team here at Jigsaw. As a BAA, you will support the buying function by managing the critical path and general admin duties. You will be developing proto garments through the supply base to create an exclusive range. Support Buyer(s) in costing and range building.

•Managing the movement of samples and ensuring all garments are labelled and accounted for
•Preparing the sample collection for internal and external presentations
•Preparing and labelling weekly best/worst sellers for weekly Trading Meeting.
•Ensuring that suppliers receive all information to the correct timescales
•Prioritising workload to aid with the smooth running of the department
•Build relationships with suppliers to aid development processes (supply base being X, Y, Z)
•Supply correct Buy information to ensure Purchase Order system can be raised in line with critical path
•Managing buy sheets/purchase orders in line with critical path
•Maintaining the collection buy boards so they are accurate and up to date
•Ensure Range plan details are correct and are inputted on Dynamics
•Loading of wash care and composition for fabric on to dynamics
•Manage freight cost and dates
•Issue docket to factory as contract on issue date
•Upload info on to dynamics/images for website
•Adding all styles on to dynamics (bought or just sampled)
•Update system with delivery dates delays etc
•Line sheets, helping PD assistant to prepare for meetings
•Dynamics inputting for RCD Fabric/ trims
•Raising dockets, ordering labels
•Creating cost sheet templates
•Create product style numbers with all attribute information and bar codes
•Completing any general admin duties


23 days holidays
Life Assurance
Staff discount – up to 50%
Eye care vouchers.
Cycle to work scheme.
Free parking.
Subsidised lunches - £3 per day with our personal chefs.
Gym access - with a personal trainer on Wednesdays.
Season ticket loan.
Access to group discounted –
Health insurance, dental insurance, health assessment, childcare vouchers, gadget insurance, travel insurance,Fab-u-less card
Discounted Tastecard.
Membership to the Retail Trust – retailHUB.
Sample sales.


The ideal candidate will have
  • Organisation skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Capable of working to tight deadlines
  • Team player
  • Uses initiative and is proactive
  • Good eye for detail
Key Skills Required
  • Time management of own daily schedule as well as the critical path
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure