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Senior Buyers Admin Assistant

Listing ID: 1049974

Senior Buyers Admin Assistant

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Arcadia
Location: Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 2 weeks 1 hour

As a Senior Buyers Admin Assistant (BAA) you will have made your mark as a BAA looking to take your next step in the Buying career path. You will support the Buying team as they work closely with the In-house Design, Technical, Creative and Merchandising teams and our suppliers to ensure we create and launch the most desirable must have product range that will excite and delight our customer, while developing all the skills and insight you need to become a future Buyer at ARCADIA.

A role at Arcadia promises a fast paced, challenging and innovative working environment. The key to our success is our people, and becoming part of this inspiring team will be a fantastic opportunity for the right person!

Key Responsibilities

Global Customer & Market Knowledge:

  • Conducts branch visits and reviews other retailers by doing competitor shops.
  • Researches all owned and 3rd party partnership channels.

Strategy & Forecasting:

  • Knowledge of brand and department strategy.
  • Sharing best and worst department sellers using line print and using data to make recommendations.

Product Development, Range Building & Option Planning:

  • Works with Design and Technical teams to develop product ideas, where appropriate
  • Maintains the sample library, ready for product reviews, trading updates etc. and liaises with press regarding samples
  • Assists with fit sessions, recording fit comments and actions communication from these

Sourcing & Supplier Management:

Owns and manages the critical path by setting and tracking realistic approval and delivery deadlines.
Builds effective relationships by communicating and managing suppliers to ensure deadlines are met.

Trading for Profit:

  • Conducts sales analysis to assist with trading decisions
  • Reviews the departments future commitment and identifies risks and opportunities

Systems & Analysis:

  • Responsible for Buying team administration
  • Manages purchase order raising across all channels.

Skills and experience required

  • Already a competent BAA – ready to take the next step.
  • A strong eye for emerging trends
  • Passionate and driven to succeed in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Proactively sources new ideas and inspiration (be it from catwalk trends, street style, popular culture, media, travel etc.)
  • A clear and confident communicator who is able to interact with all levels in the business
  • Possesses solid admin skills and an extremely organised nature

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