Buying Administration Assistant - New Role Available


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Buying Administration Assistant - New Role Available, Browns


London, United Kingdom


Assistant / Entry Level





Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Good news!! We are growing our Buying structure significantly in 2020 to support the growth of our business! This means we have a fair few brand new Buying Administration Assistant roles available in our team, named one of the absolute best in the industry by Business Of Fashion!

We're doing a call out for BAA's across all Women's and Men's categories. Every BAA at Browns plays an important role in assisting the team in maximising sales opportunities, being the first point of contact for queries relating to product and deliveries, and analysing performance across all channels. Browns is a fast paced environment, so we need people who are focused and adaptable in nature, as there is no such thing as an average day!

Duties and Responsibilities:

* First point of contact for the department regarding any queries relating to stock, orders, and deliveries. 

* Assist Buyers in writing orders and loading them accurately and efficiently onto the system, and generating PO Numbers for suppliers.

* Order Confirmation Checking - Including cancellations, price changes and amendments to orders. 

* Taking ownership of the Delivery Schedule and communicating key dates internally. 

* Running daily sales reports, uploading images, and creating packs for each season containing important brand and product information.

* Liaising with Suppliers and other departments including Merchandising, E-Commerce, Operations, Finance and Retail regarding product and deliveries for the department. 

* Assisting Buyers in managing their buying trips and schedules for fashion week. This includes obtaining dates from suppliers, schedule appointments or rescheduling when needed, requesting show tickets for all fashion weeks, and booking travel and accommodation.

* Completing expenses for the buying department.

* Researching emerging brands and designers through various channels and providing new brand recommendations to the buyers to bring newness to the product offering.

* Managing and developing interns, including delegating tasks, managing the workloads and monitoring overall performance. 

* Provide all-round administrative support to the Buying team enabling them to maximize buying services to Browns.

The Ideal Candidate

  • * Eagerness to learn and develop a career within the Buying function at Browns.

    * Keen interest in luxury fashion, with a passion for merchandise and trends.

    * Analytical skills in order to assist with sales analysis and forecasting.

    * Strong organisation and time management skills with the ability to plan, and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines.

    * Previous experience in a BAA or similar administration role within the fashion industry.

    * Good eye for product demonstrating excellent commercial awareness in the luxury market.

    * High attention to detail to ensure accuracy in work.

    * Natural relationship building skills in order to work effectively with suppliers, and across internal departments.

    * Flexible in nature and willingness to go the extra mile to support the department.

    * Maturity and confidence in approach.

About Us

Browns is one of the world’s most iconic fashion retailers, famous for discovering designers from Alexander McQueen and John Galliano to Christopher Kane and Simone Rocha. Founded in 1970 and committed to providing the best edit of global design talent, this search for creativity, innovation and originality defines the Browns spirit. In May 2015, Browns was bought by Farfetch enabling Browns to retain its strong DNA, but leverage Farfetch’s resources and world-class, global technology platform.

Browns now enters into a new era with the objective of re-establishing Browns and as the coolest boutique brand in the world. Join us on this incredibly exciting journey as we take steps to redefine luxury boutique shopping.

At Browns we are committed to providing great employee benefits! So here’s what’s in it for you!

Competitive Base Salary: We take bench-marking seriously to ensure we are competitive across all industries, and are committed to paying our entry level talent above the London Living Wage.

Employee Equity Scheme (Farfetch For All)Every employee is fortunate enough to be granted Equity in the Farfetch Group, meaning we can all enjoy the company’s success on this journey!

Employee Clothing Discounts:Enjoy 50% full price styles off everything at Browns and 25% off at Farfetch – treat yo’self!

Flexitime: Life is all about balance…our employees work their contractual hours but with no core hours. Now that’s flexible!

Generous Holiday EntitlementWe appreciate that you work hard and need time to reset, so each employee is entitled to 25 holiday days per calendar year.

Holiday Trading Scheme: You have the option to buy or sell some holiday days.

Health & Wellbeing Scheme:To support a healthy body and mind we provide private medical insurance, discounted gym memberships, dental & eye-care assistance, wellness activities and so much more as a wider wellness scheme.

Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Packages: In support of the next generation we give parents choice with our shared parental leave options:

  • More than 1 year of service = 26 weeks full pay + 26 weeks London Living Wage
  • More than 5 years of service = 1 year full pay
  • Paid paternity leave = 2 weeks full pay at birth + 2 weeks full pay within the first year

Free Breakfast: start the day right! Free breakfast and fruit every, single, day!

Monthly Team Activities: In celebration of our Todos Juntos (“all together”) company value each team can choose a fun activity every quarter. Think crazy golf, cocktail making, dance classes.