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Buying Assistant

Hugo Boss
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Our vision is to establish HUGO BOSS as the leading premium tech-driven fashion platform worldwide and to be one of the top 100 global brands. At HUGO BOSS, we work as a team to apply our knowledge, skills and experience together and create a diversity of ideas and solutions. What unites us? We love fashion, we change fashion!

At HUGO BOSS, you have the opportunity to contribute your personality, ideas and creativity - because only when we break new ground together can we create something unique. Become part of our team of more than 17.000 employees worldwide and shape your future at HUGO BOSS!

Hugo Boss is a platform of two brands with two lifestyle stories, BOSS and HUGO.

BOSS: BOSS is for those who lead a self-determined life with style, passion, and purpose. The collections offer dynamic, modern designs to form a complete wardrobe for the inspirational BOSS of today.

HUGO: The HUGO collection is created for the rule-breakers who go their own way, offering denim to activewear with individuality and attitude.

HUGO is a broad range of commercial and contemporary pieces, reflecting the authentic and unconventional HUGO style. BOSS is quality casual, chic and restrained elegance paired with a pinch of luxury.

We are looking for a Buying Assistant to join the team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the buying & merchandising function for HUGO BOSS UK & Ireland, Nordics and Baltics.

What you can expect:

Reporting :
  • Compile and send out weekly bestsellers, sell-through reports and capsule performance to retail team and other key stakeholders of the business
  • Highlight best and worst sellers and run ad hoc reports to support trading decisions (replenishment, consolidations etc)
  • Support retail and visual merchandising teams with information required for Model Store

Buying Support:
  • Preparation for seasonal buys: running reports on seasonal BGL performance, collating best-seller information, grading & option plans and buying budgets
  • Support buyer during walk throughs (ranking, descriptions, etc.)
  • Preparing local order sheets, inputting data into the order sheets, and inputting local orders onto the system.
  • Prepare Seasonal Decks/Product Books showcasing collections themes and product pushes and buying (Standalone stores, Concessions , John Lewis, Airports etc)

Licensed Goods:
  • Work with licenced goods suppliers to select products and place new season orders
  • Send stock & sales reports to all license partners on a monthly basis
  • Check invoices in a timely manner for Directors' approval
  • Work with retail operations to initiate seasonal store trainings & manage communication on new launches
  • Fortnightly replenishment on watches & fragrance, sunglasses, kidswear, dog accessories as needed
  • Managing End of Season stock returns & flow of stock from Full Price to Outlets whilst ensuring the business maintains the highest possible margin

B&M Support:
  • Review weekly trade feedback with Allocators and advise on any product requests
  • Support wider B&M team on ad-hoc analysis, projects, reporting and allocations
  • Liaise with other departments in head office on all product queries, including press & marketing, retail operations, & visual merchandising
  • Any other ad hoc work as required.

Store Visits and Travel:
  • Conduct store visits as and when required
  • Conduct ad-hoc competitor analysis

Your profile:

  • Strong at prioritizing workload and with a flexible attitude to change in priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, with all levels within the company.
  • Understand and represent the brand values.
  • Highly organised and professional
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good computer skills: Excel & Powerpoint are essential. Ideally SAP and BIS knowledge.
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines

    Your benefits:

    • Competitive salary and attractive benefits
    • Clothing and Discount Allowance
    • Blended and flexible working environment

    We are a global company with our employees representative of the world at large. Our inclusive culture embraces each person's authenticity and individuality. We are committed to equal employment opportunity. And we believe our equitable work environment helps unleash your full potential and inspires you to thrive.

    Do you feel it's time for a new challenge at HUGO BOSS? If so, we look forward telling you all about this job opportunity in a personal conversation. <


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