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Buyers Admin Assistant - Media & Tech

Listing ID: 680807

Buyers Admin Assistant - Media & Tech

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Urban Outfitters
Location: Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary with fantastic Benefits package
Reporting To: Buying Manager
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 2 days 15 hours

This is a great opportunity for an experienced BAA to join our Tech & Media team and take ownership for classes as a first buying responsibility. The ideal candidate should be business minded, hold strong communication and negotiation skills, flexible, ambitious with a creative flair, and will thrive working in a fast-paced environment.  

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Buying Manager on all aspects of the day-to-day running of the business.
  • Assisting with the range plan ensuring all info is accurate and up to date to order from.
  • Support range building within the Media & Tech business.
  • Supporting with management of product development process to ensure critical dates are met and product is ordered and approved, including critical path management.
  • Keep abreast of market activity and make recommendations to the Buying Manager.
  • Build excellent relationships with the supply base and using best negotiation skills
  • Be confident in pushing for exclusivity deals ensuring first to market
  • Opportunity to present product during range reviews and in Monday trade.
  • Bring new ideas and business opportunities to our ever-expanding web business.
  • Support the management of OTB alongside the buying manager and planning team recommending rebuys.
  • React to changes in demand, in order to run the business as efficiently as possible.
  • Liaise with PR, Marketing, Web, Visual Merchandising and Retail Operations teams to ensure that sales are maximized, and the department reaches its full potential.
  • Build strong relationships with Buying counterparts in US office.
  • Joint responsibility to manage intern.

Required, knowledge, skills and experience:

  • An interest in music, contemporary culture and related trends is essential. 
  • A passion and enthusiasm for the Urban Outfitters brand and what we represent.
  • A keen eye for emerging trends and on brand product.
  • Good knowledge of competitor activity 
  • A desire to see things through and make things happen quickly and effectively.
  • Ability to multitask in our fast-paced buying office
  • Fluent use of Microsoft Office – in particular Outlook, Excel and Power Point
  • Trade show experience useful but not essential
  • Highly organized and keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Strong communication skills
  • Previous experience in a buying office

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