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Assistant Buyer - Swim, Beach, Nightwear and Hard Accessories

Leicester, Leicestershire
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Next is the biggest fashion and lifestyle retailer within the UK & Europe's largest online clothing retailer. There are over 500 stores in the UK, representing 8.3million square feet of retail space. We have around 45,000 employees. We have 8 million customers on the website selling in 72 countries selecting from 280 million products which are sold by us each year. Our brand is highly trusted. Everything we do represents genuine value for money. Our customers are happy to pay a bit more for elevated quality & style. If this sounds inspiring to you, please apply for this role!

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Buyer to join our very busy team within Womenswear Non Clothing covering Swim, Beach, Nightwear and Hard Accessories. Develop ranges incorporating the latest trends, negotiate costs and manage a supply base.

About the role...
  • Offer support, development and review of the seasonal ranges, always looking out for market opportunities and new trends.
  • Help to develop new ranges, communicating design briefs, taking into account price, quality and lead times.
  • Travel at least once a season within the UK and EU, including European business trips to suppliers
  • Accurately maintain progress systems, ensuring critical dates and deadlines are met.
  • Build productive relationships with suppliers.
  • Provide support and development to other members of your team and work closely with other disciplines e.g. Merchandisers, Technologists, Designers to develop a well rounded and commercial range.

About you...
  • Highly organised, you'll be able to proactively manage a wide range of responsibilities throughout the development process and balance multiple priorities.
  • An exceptional communicator and negotiator, with a keen understanding of margin and costs.
  • A team player who thrives in a fast paced, busy and challenging environment and builds a rapport with members of your immediate and wider teams.
  • A competitive edge
  • Desire to learn and develop skills in order to drive the range forward and deliver positive sales.
  • A keen eye to detail and process
  • Experience as an Assistant Buyer, with some exposure to senior level
  • Driven to progress with autonomy in your role and confidence to present ideas to Directors and management teams within the business

About Us
You know Next, but did you know we're a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We're the UK's 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we're the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it's now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we've gone global!

About some of our Benefits
  • 25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Subsidised restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking

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