Job Details

Job title

Buyer, Childrensalon

Location

Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Level

Manager

Function

Buying

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Childrensalon is growing rapidly and we are looking for a full-time Buyer to work as a part of the award-winning team at Childrensalon in our busy Tunbridge Wells Head Office.  You will be able to demonstrate sound experience and knowledge of buying within the children’s luxury fashion market.  Brand aware, you will be confident in picking stock instinctively. Having strong brand knowledge, good product memory recall and direction is essential, as is the ability to foster good relationships with suppliers.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and analyse brand sales reports to prior to every buying appointment
  • Accurately and quickly input order details at buying appointments
  • Check all order confirmations, finding and resolving any discrepancies
  • Develop brand expertise and maintain good working relationships with suppliers
  • Follow brand and adult collection history as well as designer childrenswear blogs
  • Take ownership of brands online, as well as competitors
  • Understand customer’s journey around the website
  • Work closely with the Head of Buying Team to schedule buying appointments and meetings
  • Work closely with the Merchandisers
  • Work closely with the Head of Buying Team to manage the workflow, accurately and quickly perform all tasks given and ensure all systems and records are up to date.
  • Attend buying trips and weekend appointments during the busy buying season
  • Work with the team to achieve tight order completion deadlines as-needed

The Ideal Candidate

 Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years buying experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Able to number crunch volume and sizing readily
  • Work along with merchandisers to ensure budget controls are in-place and adhered
  • Being able to demonstrable a strong work history within the luxury fashion industry 
  • Flexible attitude to working hours 
  • Appreciation of beautiful quality and a personal interest in fashion 

About Us

Established in 1952 and online since 1999, Childrensalon is a fast-growing, award-winning, forward-thinking retailer, specializing in dressing children beautifully. 

A long established British heritage brand, today Childrensalon is the world’s largest online store for luxury childrenswear – offering over 280 of the world’s most desirable brands; including Gucci, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld Kids to customers in 135 countries. 

Childrensalon is comprised of a team of 350 people working in a family-friendly culture from the head offices in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Over the past years, the growth rate has averaged at 60% driven by an entrepreneurial, innovative spirit that embraces change and puts emphasis on developing their people from within. 

Remaining privately-owned has allowed them to forge their own path whilst staying true to their founding values, and keeping everything in-house - from Buying to Marketing, Digital Design, Development, the Studio and Customer Service - creates a diverse, thriving environment, as well as a great place to learn and develop.

The company's impressive performance has achieved many awards for 2018 including a place in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, theInternational Track 200, and the Profit Track 100. These accolades follow three PayPal and Drapers Etail awards as well as a recurring feature in the London Stock Exchange"1000 Companies to Inspire Britain". We are also extremely proud to be a Living Wage Employer and to have gained a Best Companies 2* Outstanding Accreditation. In 2018 Childrensalon was ranked #45 in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For. 

Childrensalon offers a highly competitive salary, company pension plan, health plan, subsidised gym membership, in-house yoga classes, company shuttle, generous holiday allowance and company discount. We are ranked #34 on the 2019 Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list and proud to be a member of the Living Wage Foundation. 

Childrensalon is an equal opportunity employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or team member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.

If you are interested, please apply to careers@childrensalon.com with your CV and covering letter about why you would like to work for us.