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About us.

We are The Very Group, and we're here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That's why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on Very.co.uk to help them say yes to the things they love when they need them most.



About the team.

I have an exciting permanent role available for an Assistant Buyer working on our Branded team. This role will involve working within our team in Liverpool. THIS ROLE IS OPEN FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY.

CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER


About the role.

We have a really exciting opportunity for an Assistant Buyer on Branded Womenswear. You’ll report directly into the Buyer for the area so lots of opportunity to further develop your skills.

Day to day you will be meeting and managing brand relationships, developing commercial range-plans suited to our customer, producing and presenting reports at trade meetings on trends, forecasts and opportunities.

We’re looking for Assistant Buyer who already has experience at this level or someone who has relevant transferable skills in a relevant profession and can demonstrate a strong understanding and passion for Buying. You will be working with our key premium womenswear brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Coach, Allsaints, Versace, Love Moschino and Marc Jacobs.

The skills and behaviours imperative to being a successful AB candidate are; methodical, passionate, strong communication skills, can demonstrate initiative, has a strong eye for product, understand the current market/competition and you must have excellent attention to detail.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Relationship management: both internally and externally will be important, building strong relationships to maximise commercial opportunities – Key relationships day to day email management with supply chain.
  • Commercial awareness: Awareness of the market is key, keeping track of competitor activity, market trends and price positioning
  • Maintaining relationships with brands inline with our values
  • Able to deputise for the Junior Buyer in key meetings
  • Able to delegate or take lead and make decisions under pressure
  • Formulating Range Frameworks/ Brand Plans alongside merchandising functions

EXPECTATIONS OF A STRONG AB

  • Able to deputise for the Junior Buyer in key meetings
  • Liaison with SMT and can clearly articulate category performance
  • Trading actions – identifying how to maximise best sellers and identifying worst sellers and minimising risk.
  • Able to delegate/ take lead.


Some of our benefits

  • Flexible, hybrid working model
  • Inclusive culture and environment, check out our Glassdoor reviews
  • £250 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on Very.co.uk
  • Matched pension up to 6%
  • More benefits can be found on our careers site


How to apply.

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.


What happens next

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review, and then be in touch to move to the interview process. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person and remotely. We will always look to make the adjustments you need to bring your best self to interview.

Equal Opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



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