If having a budget to spend on fabulous product appeals to you then buying could be your dream role. However, whilst seeking out amazing new ranges is definitely a key role, there’s a lot more to this job than spending money. As part of a buying team you will be expected to balance a creative eye with commercial nous. Understanding trends and how they evolve means you can anticipate your customer’s needs and use these insights to develop and deliver product ranges, drive profits, and influence the brand's product strategy. Working closely with Merchandisers, Designers and Technologists means a role that is varied and fun.
Across the business we recruit roles in buying which include Buyers Administrative Assistant, Assistant Buyer, Buyer, Buying Manager/ Head of Buying and Buying Director. All of these roles look for people who can identify the future trends, and then translate that for their customer.
CREATIVE AND VISUAL MERCHANDISING
Creative flair, an eye for fashion, strong commercial awareness and an understanding of the high street are essential to this role. With a responsibility for all aspects of retail design including window and in-store design and display, merchandising of product and promotions, graphic design, store design and the implementation of in-store product displays and mannequins, there’s no doubt this job is demanding but with its ability to inspire and influence our customers, it’s hugely fulfilling too.
Identifying the latest trends is one thing. Translating them into wearable fashion for our target customer is quite another. As a designer with your own area of responsibility you’ll need to have a clear understanding of your customer’s needs and wants so that you can create products that fit seamlessly into their lives. You’ll also work closely with your brand’s buying team to ensure they have access to the season's key items. Positions within this division include Design Assistant, Designer, Senior Designer, Head of Design.