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Buying Assistant - 12 month Fixed Term Contract

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About the team.

I have an exciting Buying Assistant role working within our high performing Own Brand team in London. This role will be based in our amazing London office and will be in our Own Brand Men's / Kids character and licenced category.

Our Buying team here at Very have some of the best minds in fashion and retail and are leading the way in finding the next trends and products.

We’re excited to share an opportunity for an ambitious, creative and talented individual looking to expand their buying career.


About the role.

Reporting into an Assistant Buyer, day to day you will have an understanding of the category critical path and supply chain, whilst undertaking administrative support for the buying function. You will be responsible for sample management and maintaining the sample library.

We’re looking for a Buying Assistant who already has experience at this level, have buying experience or who have relevant transferable skills in a relevant profession and can demonstrate a strong understanding and passion for buying.

The skills and behaviours imperative to being a successful BA candidate here at The Very Group are; commercially aware, able to build relationships and methodical, passionate, strong communication skills, can demonstrate initiative, enjoys problem solving and interpreting data and you must have excellent attention to detail.


Our benefits.

  • Flexible benefits allowance
  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays + option to buy or sell 5
  • 25% discount on our Very.co.uk clothing and footwear, 15% off home and electricals
  • Health and wellbeing agenda
  • Private pension matched at 6%
  • Bonus potential (performance and business related)
  • Flexible Hybrid Working model
  • On-site discounted restaurant and coffee houses
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site parking *Subject to availability and postcode eligibility


How to apply.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about buying and looking for their next career move. If you're interested to find out more, please contact Kieran Grundy in the talent acquisition team at The Very Group or apply online.

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.

If you’re a current employee of The Very Group, please apply via Talent Online as an internal applicant.

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


About us.

Hey, we’re The Very Group. Home of Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com, and a team of 3,500 super-talented people.

We’ve been reinventing shopping experiences for over a century. Technology has played a huge part in that, helping us transition from catalogues’ to pureplay online retail, but we’re not the finished article.

As the UK's largest integrated online retailer and financial services provider, we have a pretty unique position across three huge industries (tech, credit, retail) and our ambition is bold, to build the number one shopping destination for shoppers who value credit anywhere online.

But we believe with our passion and track record for reinvention, we can improve how the world pays and shops for the things they love.

Want to join the reinvention? Apply now...

Requirements

We know that our expectations are high, as are our ambitions as a business. We know that one candidate will not have all of the below experience.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Previous experience within Buying
  • Strong time management
  • Great communicator
  • Market aware
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • A great interest in fashion
  • Understands the customer
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload
  • A great attitude and who is willing to learn
  • Proficient in Excel

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