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UO - Senior Assistant Buyer (Home Textiles)

  • Location
  • London
  • Salary
  • Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Job Advert Description
  • JOB TITLE: Senior Assistant Buyer (Home & Gift)

    REPORTS TO: Buying Manager

    This is a great opportunity for a Senior Assistant Buyer to join our Homewares team. We are looking for someone that has experience in Homewares and/or Gift retail with a genuine passion for Urban Outfitters and all things related to the Home.  The ideal candidate will should be business minded, flexible, ambitious with a creative flair, and will thrive working in a fast-paced environment. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist Buying Manager on all aspects of the day-to-day running of the business.
    • Take ownership and responsibility for running own departments working closely with Planning team.
    • Management of range building and product development process to ensure critical dates are met and product is ordered and approved.
    • Owner of the range plan ensuring all info is accurate and up to date to order from.
    • Critical Path Management.
    • Keep abreast of market activity and make recommendations to the Buying Manager.
    • Build excellent relationships with the supply base and using best negotiation skills
    • Present product during range reviews and in Monday trade.
    • Bring new ideas and business opportunities to our ever-expanding web business.
    • Manage the OTB alongside the planning team recommending rebuys.
    • React to changes in demand, in order to run the business as efficiently as possible.
    • Liaise with PR, Marketing, Web, Visual Merchandising and Retail Operations teams to ensure that sales are maximized and the department reaches it’s full potential.
    • Liaise and form strong relationships with buyers and production for LFL categories in NA UO.
    • Develop and manage a BAA

    SKILLS REQUIRED:

    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word/ Excel/ Outlook
    • Trade show experience, UK and Europe
    • Eye for fashion trends that can be translated into Homewares
    • Good knowledge of competitor activity and current home and gift supply base
    • Highly Organized and keen eye for detail
    • A desire to see things through and make things happen quickly and effectively.