Senior Assistant Buyer (Home Textiles)

Country :
United Kingdom
Region :
London
County :
Greater London
Town :
CENTRAL LONDON
Category :
Purchasing
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time

Job description

JOB TITLE: Senior Assistant Buyer (Home & Gift)

REPORTS TO: Buying Manager

This is a great opportunity for a Senior Assistant Buyer to join our Homewares team. We are looking for someone that has experience in Homewares and/or Gift retail with a genuine passion for Urban Outfitters and all things related to the Home.  The ideal candidate will should be business minded, flexible, ambitious with a creative flair, and will thrive working in a fast-paced environment. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist Buying Manager on all aspects of the day-to-day running of the business.
Take ownership and responsibility for running own departments working closely with Planning team.
Management of range building and product development process to ensure critical dates are met and product is ordered and approved.
Owner of the range plan ensuring all info is accurate and up to date to order from.
Critical Path Management.
Keep abreast of market activity and make recommendations to the Buying Manager.
Build excellent relationships with the supply base and using best negotiation skills
Present product during range reviews and in Monday trade.
Bring new ideas and business opportunities to our ever-expanding web business.
Manage the OTB alongside the planning team recommending rebuys.
React to changes in demand, in order to run the business as efficiently as possible.
Liaise with PR, Marketing, Web, Visual Merchandising and Retail Operations teams to ensure that sales are maximized and the department reaches it’s full potential.
Liaise and form strong relationships with buyers and production for LFL categories in NA UO.
Develop and manage a BAA

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word/ Excel/ Outlook
Trade show experience, UK and Europe
Eye for fashion trends that can be translated into Homewares
Good knowledge of competitor activity and current home and gift supply base
Highly Organized and keen eye for detail
A desire to see things through and make things happen quickly and effectively.