Assistant Buyer - Fashion - 12 Months Ftc

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United Kingdom
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Greater London
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Full time
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2 to 5 years
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Company description

The QVC Group offers the most engaging shopping experiences, combining the best of retail, media and social. The QVC Group consists of eight leading retail brands: QVC, HSN, zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and Improvements.

The QVC Group features curated collections of world-class and entrepreneurial products, presented in engaging, innovative ways, with outstanding customer service. In addition to being the world leader in video commerce, the QVC Group is #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). The QVC Group reaches over 360 million homes worldwide through 17 television networks (including a joint venture in China) and multiple ecommerce sites, social pages, mobile apps, print catalogs and in-store destinations -- aggregating large audiences of enthusiastic shoppers.

The QVC Group delivers increasingly personalized content to customers through data analytics and machine learning. The brands of the QVC Group build strong personal connections and long-term relationships with customers, achieving outstanding levels of customer loyalty and retention. Headquartered in West Chester, Pa., the QVC Group has 27,000 team members in the US, the UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Poland and China.  Visit the QVC Group webpage to learn more.

The QVC Group is comprised of QVC, Inc., HSN, Inc. (which includes Cornerstone Brands), and zulily, LLC, each of which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, attributed to the QVC Group tracking stock (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB). QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc. For more information on Liberty Interactive Corporation, visit

Job description

We are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join our Fantastic Fashion team it’s a dynamic and diverse role and when we say that two days are never the same we mean it!

There’s a lot to get passionate about as you will have exposure to some extraordinary brands such as Joules, Phase Eight, H By Halston and Ghost London.

You will provide administrative and creative support to the Buyer in developing product ranges 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 handle in time your own product category.

Your responsibilities will include:

Collating and presenting product information, sales information, trend packs and/or mood boards as appropriate.
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 the first point of contact for Guest Presenters and Supplier queries as well as internal departments such as Planning, Warehouse and Marketing and QA, we therefore will require you to have strong communication and relationship building skills.
You will be required to have good product understanding to enable you to prepare Guest Presenters before a live show and be responsible for the guest schedule.


The ideal person in this role should have administrative experience within a head office buying environment, ideally at Assistant Buyer level. It is important for you to have a deep understanding and experience of running a critical path and of buying a product range. Trend awareness with a real 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.

We are seeking a self-starter with a positive and enthusiastic approach to work. The ability to work within tight deadlines and manage your own workload within a dynamic and ‘live’ commercial environment is important. Due to the pace of the environment, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail is also essential!

Is this your next career move?

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


Michelle Eade