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Assistant Buyer - Menswear - Debenhams

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Rewarding, visionary and fast paced – our Buying Department are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join our passionate, agile and creative team in London across our Menswear department. If your creative eye is seeking a new career within an ever changing environment, then why not evolve with us! Our unique test and repeat model makes us stand apart and allows us to react fast when bringing the product to market! Show us who you are and help us on the way to be the best trend setters of our global generation.

Job Summary:

Assists the buying team for the designated area and takes responsibility for a small part of the range. Works proactively with the buyers to gain a full understanding of the range they are supporting and supports with the management and development of the trainees within the department.

All tasks and activities to be undertaken within the framework of the overall department and business goals and strategy.

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Completes weekly reporting on area of range allocated.
  • Analyses best and worst performers and reports to buyer.
  • Presents relevant information in weekly trading meetings with Director.
  • Is responsible for buying allocated areas of range within defined parameters.
  • Is proactive in developing and maintaining effective supplier relationships in order to achieve business goals.
  • Works closely with merchandisers to ensure decisions based on accurate data and with specified framework.
  • Tracks intake.
  • Undertakes weekly analysis of ‘no sales’ and actions as necessary.
  • Liaises with E-Commerce as necessary to ensure productive relationship.
  • Allocates appropriate tasks to trainees and supports their development

What we are looking for?

  • You consistently manage your workload effectively, trusted to make actions without prompt
  • Your approachable to your whole team and external parties and always ready to help and support acting as a role model for junior members
  • You accept feedback and are willing to adapt personal approach to achieve better communication as well as increased communication with senior management
  • You bring your best every day, consistently focused and positive
  • You’re a keen learner and always push yourself to find out more about the business industry and company
  • Your super adaptable and find it easy to switch it up when the business needs
  • You can delegate and share workload to the team effectively
  • Your always ahead at spotting trends and commercial wins for the business

What you’ll get:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Bonus
  • SAYE share buying options
  • Pension
  • 40% discount on all boohoo group stock
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • The opportunity to work in a company that encourages engagement and growth!


The Company is committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants including those with criminal convictions. Basic Disclosure Information about criminal convictions will be requested to assist the selection process and will be taken into account only when the conviction is considered relevant to the position. A copy of this disclosure policy is available on request.