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Buying Assistant

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About the team.

Our Buying team 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.

We have a really exciting opportunity looking for a Buying Assistant on our Own Brand. You’ll report directly into the Assistant Buyer for the area, so lots of opportunity to further develop your skills. Developing our own brand offering is something we are focussing on as part of our retail strategy so its an excellent time to join!

About the role.

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.


  • Previous experience within Buying
  • 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

Our benefits.

  • Flexible hybrid working model
  • £250 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays + option to buy or sell 5
  • Up to 25% discount on our
  • Private pension matched at 6%
  • Bonus potential (performance and business related)
  • More benefits can be found on our career 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.

About us

We’re The Very Group – home to and a 3,250-strong team of super talented people, all passionate about making good things easily accessible to more people so they can live life well. We combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options that help people say yes when it matters most.

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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