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Buyer Relations & Sales Work Placement

Listing ID: 58408

Buyer Relations & Sales Work Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Preen
Location: West London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 3 months to 6 months
Hours: Full Time
Specified Hours: 10.30am - 6:00pm
Reference Number: 2089646754
Compensation: Allowance / Expenses
Allowance / Expenses Details: Travel expenses up to £50 a week full-time
Reporting To: Sales Manager
Twitter Handle: @PreenbyTandB
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 day 7 hours
About: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi was founded in 1996 by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, with a joint love of all things Victoriana, a passion for recycling, and with that masculine and feminine, hard/soft mix the couple bring to their designs.

Now designing six womenswear collections a year, homeware and shoes, with a style that is described as deconstructed chic with a minimal opulence, Justin and Thea have grown their label from a tiny shop in London’s Portobello Road, to selling in over 25 countries world wide. Preen designs are worn by high profile women including Scarlett Johansson, Michelle Obama, the Duchess of Cambridge, Diane Kruger, Rihanna.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi is offering a Buyer Relations & Sales Student Work Placement for Students undertaking an industry placement to help gain valuable knowledge working in a fast-paced fashion studio, as a part of the Sales team.  The candidate will have to use their initiative and understanding of the brand in order to research relevant ways to market whilst working directly with our Sales Manager.  This is a hands-on role and an excellent opportunity for a student who is looking to gain valuable experience in the fashion industry.  The student will gain experience from assisting day-to-day running of the sales department to preparation of showroom.

Whilst on Placement you will be doing:

  • General admin duties
  • Research new stores
  • Organise / file and input data
  • Keep database updated
  • Competent on Excel, able to analyse and create new spreadsheets
  • Assist with preparation for Showroom/Fashion show
  • Travel to Paris during sales seasons and assist during showroom
  • Greeting buyers when they arrive for appointments
  • Showroom maintenance, including visual merchandising

Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and follow-through on all tasks and admin duties
  • Student level proficiency in Excel
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
  • Excellent communications skills both face-to-face and on the telephone
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Promotes a positive, professional image in the studio, and out with clients and contacts
  • Impeccable presentation

What you will learn / we will teach you:

  • An understanding of the team dynamic and the development of skills in a fast pace high fashion environment
  • Working independently and in a team - As a busy team it is important that each individual is proactive and can be relied on - this includes our interns. We want to ensure that you have a great learning experience, feel comfortable with the tasks you are given with and eventually feel confident to identify and get on with tasks independently
  • Organisational skills - We will ask you to take on a variety of immediate tasks and on-going projects. It is therefore important that you are able to manage your workload effectively by prioritising conflicting demands and asking for help when required. You will develop your organisational skills and confidence
  • True understanding of how a company runs through market time. You will be challenged on how to take initiative, adapt yourself to a fashion company and manage yourself
  • General positive attitude to all tasks and how to represent yourself as this work requires being a brand ambassador at all times.


We are looking for someone who is highly organised, well-motivated with the ability to manage multi-tasks. We are looking for a team player with a hands-on and is conscientious with high attention to detail. Time management is key in order to successfully achieve a range of tasks over a short period of time.

This role is for students who want to learn buyer relations and sales in the fashion industry.


Please apply with a CV and cover letter via the application form.  Please note that we are only able to offer this Work Placement to students seeking an indudtry work placement as part of their University course.

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