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Buying Work Placement

Listing ID: 870957

Buying Work Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Alex and Alexa
Location: Mayfair, Central London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 10 months
Hours: Full Time
Compensation: Allowance / Expenses
Allowance / Expenses Details: Travel and Lunch
Reporting To: Senior Buyer
Twitter Handle: @alexandalexa.com
Deadline: 27th August 2018
Ad Expires In: 1 month 1 week
About: AlexandAlexa.com is one of the U.K’s leading online luxury children’s wear retailers, selling over 150 brands worldwide. This includes high-end fashion just for kids, such as Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, as well as emerging children’s wear labels.

AlexandAlexa.com is one of the U.K’s leading online luxury children’s wear retailers, selling over 150 brands worldwide. This includes high-end fashion just for kids, such as Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, as well as emerging children’s wear labels.

We are offering a Student Work Placement for a University student to join us on a 10 month placement.  This is a great opportunity to work as part of a fun, friendly team within a growing and successful company, also gaining solid online fashion experience within a hugely expanding market - perfect for a university student looking to gain invaluable experience within the luxury childrenswear market.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing daily general admin support to the Fashion Buying department
  • Trend planning, supporting buyers on buy appointments and gaining knowledge of the childrenswear industry.
  • Raising orders, checking order confirmations, competitor analysis etc.
  • Learning the functions of the buying critical path.

Skills & Experience:

  • IT confident - quick to learn
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent written skills
  • Excellent numeracy
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines

Attitude and Understanding:

  • Comfortable with change and working at a fast-pace
  • Personable, approachable and articulate
  • Passion for fashion and online media
  • Interest in and strong knowledge about the children’s wear market
  • Self-motivated, organised and dedicated
  • Attention to detail and strong presentation skills
  • Innovative and creative, with good commercial acumen
  • Flexible to working and achieving as part of a growing team 

What you will learn / we will teach you:

  • You will get a real experience of a BAA postion within a buying team. Learning all about purchase orders, deliveries, comp shopping and warehouse issues.
  • You will shadow the Junior Buyers/ Senior Buyer on appointments and their daily tasks, learning about the different roles in a buying office. 
  • The importance of attention to detail and it's effects on the critical path.
  • To gain an understanding of other areas of the business such as Marketing, PR and Social.
  • How to build relationships internally and externally with suppliers.

Application:

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