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Buying Administration Assistant

Listing ID: 483021

Buying Administration Assistant

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Browns Fashion
Location: East London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Twitter Handle: @BrownsFashion
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 3 days 19 hours
About: Browns is one of the world’s most iconic fashion retailers, famous for discovering designers from Alexander McQueen and John Galliano to Christopher Kane and Simone Rocha. Founded in 1970 and committed to providing the best edit of global design talent, this search for creativity, innovation and originality defines the Browns spirit. In May 2015, Browns was bought by Farfetch enabling Browns to retain its strong DNA, but leverage Farfetch’s resources and world-class, global technology platform.

Browns now enters into a new era with the objective of re-establishing Browns and Brownsfashion.com as the coolest boutique brand in the world. Join us on this incredibly exciting journey as we take the next steps to redefine luxury boutique shopping.
Our open plan offices are set in the heart of East London, we occupy a large and flexible office space. We offer free fruit, free breakfasts, wine time Friday and a chance to work with an inspirational and high performing team!

Good news!! We are growing our Buying structure significantly in 2020 to support the growth of our business! This means we have a fair few brand new Buying Administration Assistant roles available in our team. We're doing a call out for BAA's across all Women's and Men's categories.

Every BAA at Browns plays an important role in assisting the team in maximising sales opportunities, being the first point of contact for queries relating to product and deliveries, and analysing performance across all channels. Browns is a fast paced environment, so we need people who are focused and adaptable in nature, as there is no such thing as an average day!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • First point of contact for the department regarding any queries relating to stock, orders, and deliveries. 
  • Assist Buyers in writing orders and loading them accurately and efficiently onto the system, and generating PO Numbers for suppliers.
  • Order Confirmation Checking - Including cancellations, price changes and amendments to orders. 
  • Taking ownership of the Delivery Schedule and communicating key dates internally. 
  • Running daily sales reports, uploading images, and creating packs for each season containing important brand and product information.
  • Liaising with Suppliers and other departments including Merchandising, E-Commerce, Operations, Finance and Retail regarding product and deliveries for the department. 
  • Assisting Buyers in managing their buying trips and schedules for fashion week. This includes obtaining dates from suppliers, schedule appointments or rescheduling when needed, requesting show tickets for all fashion weeks, and booking travel and accommodation.
  • Completing expenses for the buying department.
  • Researching emerging brands and designers through various channels and providing new brand recommendations to the buyers to bring newness to the product offering.
  • Managing and developing interns, including delegating tasks, managing the workloads and monitoring overall performance. 
  • Provide all-round administrative support to the Buying team enabling them to maximize buying services to Browns.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Eagerness to learn and develop a career within the Buying function at Browns.
  • Keen interest in luxury fashion, with a passion for merchandise and trends.
  • Analytical skills in order to assist with sales analysis and forecasting.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills with the ability to plan, and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Previous experience in a BAA or similar administration role within the fashion industry.
  • Good eye for product demonstrating excellent commercial awareness in the luxury market
  • High attention to detail to ensure accuracy in work.
  • Natural relationship building skills in order to work effectively with suppliers, and across internal departments.
  • Flexible in nature and willingness to go the extra mile to support the department.
  • Maturity and confidence in approach.

Application:

Apply with a CV and detailed cover letter via the form below.


Application Form

Applicant Requirements

The recruiter would like you to confirm you meet the following requirements before your application can be sent. Please tick the following boxes to confirm you meet the requirements of the role. These requirements do need to be confirmed in order for your application to be sent

Eagerness to learn and develop a career within the Buying function at Browns. *

Keen interest in luxury fashion, with a passion for merchandise and trends. *

Previous experience in a BAA or similar administration role within the fashion industry. *

Strong organisation and time management skills with the ability to plan, and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines. *

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