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UO - Buyers Admin Assistant Opportunities

  • Location
  • London
  • Salary
  • Competitive with Fantastic Benefits
  • Job Advert Description
  • Urban Outfitters is bringing an alternative vision of retail to the world. We started out as a single boutique in 1970s Philadelphia, came to Europe 20 years ago and grew to 51 stores across the UK, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, Italy and France. We’ve kept all our buying, merchandising, editorial and selling in-house as we’ve done it.

    Now we’ve got our eyes on new horizons. And we’re looking for talented, fresh-thinking and dynamic people to come with us.

    We’re looking for a Buyers Admin Assistant to join our team. 


    The main objective of this role is to provide support to Buyer in all areas of the buying department.

    The ideal candidate would have at least two work experience placements on a buying department, have a fashion related degree and be an enthusiastic, positive individual with strong self-motivation, communication and interpersonal skills as well as a strong work ethic and passion for product.


    • Provide administration support to the buying team covering all departmental issues/queries.
    • Key orders onto the systems coordinating with market vendors, the design & sourcing teams and directly with factories.
    • Manage orders through to TOP approval.
    • Manage samples, coordinate fit process and communicate with related parties.
    • Critical path management of product, i.e. sample receipt, lab dip/trim/fit approvals, TOP receipt and approval, ensuring vendors receipt of tickets for labelling.
    • Ensure we maintain the highest of product quality.
    • Maintenance of MTS.
    • Weekly reporting generation.
    • Managing samples for Press and Web Stories.
    • Manage interns.


    • Previous experience in a buying office preferred but not essential
    • Fashion degree graduate.
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook.
    • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment.
    • Strong communication and organisational skills.
    • Commercial awareness and a keen interest in the fashion retail industry.
    • To have a creative flair.
  • Job Advert Attachment
  • BAA.docx