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Trainee Buyer

Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Trainee Buyer

Primark exists to serve the 'Savvy Shoppers' of the world, creating MAXIMUM JOY AT MINIMUM COST. We make LOOKING GOOD and FEELING GOOD cost less. With a culture of maximum care: for our customers and colleagues, our partners and the planet. With minimum waste, damage or disrespect. We are PRIMARK. We are a £9bn+ turnover business with operations across 400+ stores and 16 international markets (and growing). Over the past 15 years, we've transformed into a true Retail giant with a global footprint that covers 16 selling markets and now employs over 80,000 colleagues worldwide.

What You'll Get

The world is changing and it's important we support our colleagues. People are at the heart of what we do at Primark so it's essential we provide the right environment for you to perform at your best. That's why we offer benefits that put you first.

Some of our benefits are:
  • 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  • Flexible Working, opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  • Primark Perks - Discounts with some local partner business to our offices

Sales and Commercial Focus - Maximising sales, opportunities and performance
  • Accurately input orders, updating and amending computer systems with the order details as required
  • Continually assess product range with key competitors to compare price, quality and value
  • Use of magazines and other fashion publications to identify relevant trends and put forward ideas
  • Under the guidance of the Buyer / Assistant Buyer, monitor and report on product sales performance
  • Give personal input on the selection of garments

Range - Identify and develop key styling, colour palette and range content
  • Use of trade fairs, WGSN, magazines and other fashion publications to identify up and coming trends relevant to the market and season
  • On- going competition shopping to source new ideas
  • Assist with preparation for range reviews and sign-off meetings

Develop and Source Products - Maintain Buyer's relationship with suppliers
  • Daily communication with suppliers and attend any appropriate meetings
  • Manage the critical path
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding raised orders
  • Manage paperwork associated with delivery of product

Samples and Specifications- Manage relevant garment specifications and maintain high quality standards
  • Preparation of size specifications
  • Management of initial sealing and production samples (including fitting and quality)
  • Effectively manage receipt and despatch of packages to and from suppliers
  • Ensure garment samples are received on time, are logged and correctly labelled and stored appropriately, returned or disposed of as necessary
  • Review lab dip submissions for discussion with the Buyer / Assistant Buyer
  • Approval of SGS reports
  • Prepare and coordinate samples for press requests
  • Lab dips and fit comments - under guidance from Buyer

Operating Standards - Consistently deliver against company expectations and policy
  • Be aware of weekly stock and sales information for the section according to company policy
  • Be aware of option management guidelines within sections and subsections
  • Analyse sections and lines within your section as appropriate
  • Provide effective administration support to the team as required
  • Be aware of the Corporate Social Responsibility policy
Ready? Great! because we can't wait to see what you can offer. You'll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you'll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you're excited about this role but don't meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team Can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark.

Apply to be part of our future and we'll help you develop yours.

If you need any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request, during your recruitment journey, such as extended time or breaks between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, mobility access, or assistive technology please contact your talent acquisition specialist.

All offers of employment are subject to background checks, including right to work, reference education and for some roles criminal, and financial checks. If you have any concerns please reach out to our talent acquisition team to discuss.



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