Assistant Buyer Job at Dune London | The Dots
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2 months ago
  • Level Junior
  • Professions Fashion Buyer
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Description

Making shoes, quality ones, is not an easy task. They are a complex product that require over 120 processes to put together. We know how to blend fashion seamlessly with fit and quality to create that unique feeling you get when slipping on the right pair. Our products are fashion focused yet comfortable, flattering yet fit beautifully, of superior quality yet affordable.
Perhaps it’s because they’ve been in our founder’s family for four generations or because we’ve been doing what we do for over a quarter of a century; shoes and accessories are in our blood.
Today, Dune London has grown to become an influential, dynamic and internationally renowned business, designing, producing and distributing shoes and accessories for men and women across a multitude of platforms around the world.
We have an entry-level opportunity available for an assistant buyer. This role support in sourcing and development of a balanced product range which achieves planning deadlines through effective management of the supply chain.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Source and develop product
  • Contribute to development of department with Buyer ensuring all systems are maintained and updated.
  • Understand and collate all available market data to identify trends and assesses competition to ensure delivery of optimum product offer.
Planning
  • Developing and controlling the department’s critical path for each season’s buying activity ensuring all deadlines are met.
  • Assist Buyer in preparation and, where appropriate, presentation of range reviews and selection meetings.
  • Manage the compilation and update of in-house order database and visual catalogues.
  • Manage sample process in line with critical dates.
  • Liaising with suppliers to meet their deadlines & critical dates.
Managing Supply Chain
  • Overseeing shipping process to ensure maximum efficiency of deliveries within season.
  • Control and manage forecasted intake of stock within season.
  • Ensure relevant and appropriate shipping methods are applied in accordance with agreed costing plan.
  • Supervise Buyer’s Assistant to ensure at correct time, specs and orders are generated to meet agreed dates.
EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
  • Current Senior BAA or entry AB, seeking their next step up or an exciting new challenge.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to develop relationships quickly.
  • Good knowledge of current and future trends across the accessories market.

Skills Required

  • Fashion Buying

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