As a BAA, you will support the daily operational functions within your designated buying team. You will also learn to develop key cross functional relationships with both internal and external partners in the head office in both the US and the UK
Ownership over the department critical path
Provide administrative support to the buying team covering all classes issues/queries
Purchase order placement; accurately keying orders for UK market product.
PO tracking and management; ensure PO’s are delivered in a timely manner to support stock flow. Maintain all internal systems with accurate information updates.
Assist with Monday Trade meeting preparation
Sample management; working with our vendor base to track samples for seasonal press days, passing samples for web photography, general sample organization, arranging for meetings and sign offs.
Liaising with creative department to pull samples and advise suggestions for press.
Presentations and picture packs; preparing these for monthly assortment reviews, quarterly hindsight meetings, monthly store communication and concession assortment planning. In addition, maintaining on-going assortment sheets for the Assistant Buyer.
Keeping our pictorial system up to date. (MTS)
Types and send fit comments
Additional ad-hoc tasks
Responsible for sending out courier packages
Carrying out comparative shopping trips to develop and maintain knowledge of the current market place.
Opportunity to own area after 6 months under Assistant buyer guidance.
A passion and enthusiasm for the Urban Outfitters brand and what we represent
A love for fashion and be interested in the market at large
Ability to multitask in our fast-paced buying office
Flexible and open to change as we grow the business
Strong communication skills
A keen eye for detail and accuracy
Fluent use of Microsoft Office – in particular Outlook, Excel and Power Point
Previous experience in a buying office
A Graduate of a fashion degree is preferred but not essential
Strong commercial awareness