Buying & Merchandising Admin Assistant
Location: Peterborough
Contract: Permanent Full time
Salary: £20k – £22k
Fast growing fashion retailer in the UK is looking to add fresh talent to their buying team.
They are leaders in their sector, operating across a strong store base in the UK & Europe. With a very strong online presence, they also ship to over 100 countries worldwide.
Experts in reacting to the market and developing opportunities at pace they are going from strength to strength and have a great digital presence with thousands of followers and fans on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a career in fashion.


  • Provide key administrative duties in support of the Buying & Merchandise team.
  • Communicate with suppliers and internal departments.
  • Ensure all samples are correctly presented, stored and ordered in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • Maintain all administration documentation and procedures accurately in line with Critical Path requirements.
  • Raising and placing purchase orders.
  • Collate and distribute post and parcels for the Buying team daily.
  • Contribute towards the input of all meeting preparation including Trade & Product Sign Offs, buying, supplier and brand meetings.
  • Attending garment fit sessions, recording, and following up on actions required.
  • Fulfil general ad hoc duties as required.


  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Computer literate, able to use excel at a basic to intermediate level.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative.
  • Good time management & organisational skills.
  • A self-motivated and proactive approach to completing given tasks.
  • A willingness to learn & the ability to work under pressure.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • The ability to adapt to frequent change in a high-pressure environment.
  • Commitment to behaving with integrity and professionalism at all times.

Because of the changing nature of our business your job description will inevitably change. You will, from time to time, be required to undertake other activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities as directed by management.
Commutable Locations: Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Cambridge, Spalding, Grantham, Leicester, Loughborough
Keywords: Merchandising, Merchandiser, Buying, Buyer, Fashion

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