Debenhams is currently embarking on a business wide transformation via our Debenhams Redesigned strategy. We are focused on putting our customers at the heart of everything we do, investing heavily in analytics to further understand our shoppers and allow us to deliver a 'confidence boosting, sociable and fun' experience.
We are placing emphasis on our in-store and digital experience, to make Debenhams a leading Digital and Different high street Destination. In order to achieve our exciting new goals, we need the best talent in the market!
If you bring an innovative, collaborative and customer centric approach, and aren’t afraid of a challenge we want to talk to you!
Assistant Buyer - Fashion & Home
Level: Junior Management
Location: London Support Centre, Regents Place, NW1 3FG. http://www.regentsplace.com/contact-us
We’re always looking for exceptional talent for potential Assistant Buyer roles. If you’re currently an Assistant Buyer/Senior Assistant Buyer looking for a new and exciting challenge, we want to hear from you!
What you will be doing…
Our Assistant Buyers will work closely with the Buyers throughout the full buying process including the continued development of the full ranges, using your strong commercial acumen with the aim of maximising sales and increasing profit potential.
You will be working with our bestselling own brands and designers, including J by Jasper Conran, Star by Julien Macdonald and Butterfly by Matthew Williamson. You will have scope (dependant on department) to manage part of the ranges for your own development.
You will also oversee fit sessions, the critical path and sample management too, whilst working closely alongside the design and Quality Assurance teams.
You will also be required to negotiate with key suppliers to ensure that the diverse merchandise mix can succeed in a very competitive arena, as well as communicating effectively with the Merchandising colleagues on a daily basis
What you will bring…
You must have a passion for product, display strong commercial acumen and be looking for a new challenge. You will be trend aware and display strong commercial acumen and be a strong decision maker.
Experience in negotiating costs is essential. The ability to work in a fast paced environment is vital.
Good organisational, communication and numerical skills are required, as well as the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the department and wider division.
Experience of managing more junior members of the team is essential.
If this sounds like you come and join and be part of an enthusiastic team who are dedicated to successfully delivering an exciting and commercial offer.
What you will get in return…