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Buyer's Assistant


 
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£17k + bonus + generous clothing allowance
 

We create, empower, innovate, inspire, push the boundaries and most important of all we practise what we preach
 
Designed to enhance performance, Sweaty Betty workout wear is the perfect fusion of fashion and functionality. Tailored to sports from yoga to run, ski to swim, gym to tennis, our luxury activewear combines design innovation, technical fabrics and feminine style.

Born in 1998 in London’s Notting Hill, Sweaty Betty now has 37 boutiques including concessions in world-famous department stores Harrods and Selfridges, plus two boutiques in the USA. With a new mobile website, more international stores in the pipeline and a passionate, fitness-loving team at its helm, Sweaty Betty is growing exponentially. There has never been a more exciting time to join us.

As Buyers Assistant you will have a good understanding of the needs of the Sweaty Betty customer, and assist the Workout Buyer in planning & buying selected ranges to meet our requirements in terms of premium quality, high performance standards and style whilst delivering on LFL sales and profit targets.  
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING


Reporting directly to the Workout Buyer, you will be responsible for the following:

Plannng
  • Work closely with design and garment tech teams to develop seasonal collections consisting of high performance, inspirational, innovative and premium products
  • To gather and collate all seasonal review material including organising managers meeting, completing price and competitive research and liaising with ambassador for product feedback
  • Report key weekly highlights in trade for assigned ranges


Buying & Product Development

  • Responsible for managing product development process for agreed ranges to ensure that all product is delivered on time. This will be done through driving critical path meetings, liaising with suppliers, ensuring all critical path dates are met and that all samples and approvals are dealt with effectively and filed appropriately
  • Take part in weekly fit sessions with the Workout Buyer and Garment Tech team to ensure all Sweaty Betty’s workout products are fully functional for the intended end use and the perfect fit
  • Deliver outstanding shoot samples to Marketing, and communicate product performance features to customers through labelling, ticketing and web copy raising the brand image and inspiring the customers
  • Support the buyer to buy ranges from selected footwear brands to satisfy our customer as well as sales and margin targets


Other

  • Build relationships with both branded and own brand suppliers to ensure that we are their favourite customer and ensure the SB supplier list is always fully updated
  • Responsible for preparing samples for trade meeting
  • Build relationships within the team and across the business to ensure a high level of communication with regards to the workout products
  • Support the Buyer on new initiatives to continuously improve the offer on workout, outdoor, tennis and footwear ranges.
  • To take on other projects and duties as required by manager
 
WHAT YOU'LL HAVE
 
  • A relevant degree or 1 years of experience with a fashion/sportswear retailer in buying or garment tech
  • Excellent skills in microsoft office, especially excel and outlook

 

WHO YOU ARE

You are quick to learn with a fine attention to detail and love to be organised. A self-starter, you always use your initiative to get things done and deliver on your objectives. You are confident building strong relationships at all levels both within and outside of the organisation. Most important of all - you live an active life and love our brand as much as we do!
 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position, please email your CV & cover letter (telling us why you want to work for Sweaty Betty) to iwanttowork@sweatybetty.com.

We look forward to hearing from you! 


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