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Buying Admin Assistant

Listing ID: 1413251

Buying Admin Assistant

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Lipsy London
Location: Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 1 to 2 years
Specified Hours: 42.5
Reference Number: 41613
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 2 weeks 6 days
About: Lipsy is a young fashion brand that’s fast moving & constantly evolving to remain ahead of the style game! Bringing fresh and innovative designs that make our customers look (and feel) amazing. From ‘jeans & a nice top’ to wear everywhere knitwear and not forgetting our show-stopping occasion and bridal dresses.

Originally founded in London in 1988 we were acquired by Next in 2008 and between us we have access to an engaged audience of over 4 million consumers globally.

We are currently recruiting for a passionate BAA to join the Lipsy team within our fast-growing Lipsy Group. You will be responsible for supporting and assisting the buying and merchandise teams with efficient administrative support, and play a supportive role in delivering an inspirational, authoritative and profitable assortment. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to develop your career.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Managing the Critical Path liaising with the Buying and Merchandising team to ensure a smooth product journey from start to finish. You will be responsible for keeping on top of key dates, whilst working collaboratively with your team and other key stakeholders in the business
  • Responsible for managing all samples for your department including Shoots, Marketing and Fits
  • Conducting regular competitor shopping reports, presenting back to the Buying & Design Team to gain insight into current retail activity and fashion trends
  • Accurately and efficiently updating information into our buying system
  • Supporting the Buying team with Monday trade meetings, demonstrating knowledge of the best and worst sellers, thereby understanding how to potentialise and reduce sales risks

Your Talent:

  • Buying Admin Assistant experience in fashion or retail before, so you know the ropes
  • Self-motivated, passionate and driven when it comes to working solo too
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills to confidently manage the Critical Path.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of current seasons’ bestsellers and competitor key trends along with an awareness of trends on social media and a strong eye for product
  • If there’s a problem you're the first to find a creative solution
  • Helpful and approachable with a positive outlook no matter what
  • We’re all about working as a team, we need collaborators who discuss, listen and agree together
  • When the pressure’s turned up, you’re resilient and can figure out the best course of action
  • You share our passion for fashion
  • You’re more than happy presenting your ideas to a group confidently and clearly


  • 25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy, GAP and Victoria's Secret products & 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Hot deals and exclusive offers from over 3,500 retailers through Perks At Work
  • We recognise hard work with our company performance-based bonus
  • Life Assurance
  • Join our Next Sharesave Scheme
  • Digital GP Service for help at home
  • Lesson the impact with our Annual Travel Card Loan
  • Never miss a package and with Direct to Desk delivery
  • Bag a bargain at our sample sales
  • Hybrid & flexible working across the business to support your work-life balance
  • Learn, develop and grow with our personal development plans
  • Start the weekend early, finish at 4.30 pm on Fridays!
  • Enjoy more time with friends and family with Early Bank Holiday finishes
  • Join in the fun with our year-round office events

Diversity & Inclusion

At Lipsy Group we recognise that our differences are what make us who we are. We want people to want to work for us and be their true selves. We are dedicated to attracting and developing a talent team, and recognise that all unique backgrounds and experiences contribute to our future success.

We want to create an inclusive and inspiring environment where individuals feel valued and respected, and where people can achieve their full potential and be their very best, whoever they are.


We believe that wellbeing is having the opportunity to achieve your full potential, cope with day to day pressures, be productive and thrive in all aspects of your life. We encourage a culture that promotes and enables us all to achieve positive wellbeing, by focusing on mental, physical and financial health.


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