Assistant Buyer - 6 Month Fixed Term Contract
ASOS - London

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The Background
As the fastest growing online fashion retailer in the UK, ASOS is constantly striving to drive our business forward and be at the cutting edge of fashion, life and talent. With International expansion and constant UK growth, ASOS is evolving at a phenomenal rate. Therefore we are on the lookout for driven and entrepreneurial people to join our ever expanding and extremely exciting business. At the core of our business lies passion, for the industry, the company and the people. If you want to be part of ASOS.com family, you might be interested to hear that we currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Buyer

The Team
As an Assistant Buyer you will provide support to the Junior Buyer and the Buyer in sourcing and delivering products, overseeing the fitting and sealing of samples. Developing good relationships with current suppliers and negotiating cost price and delivery dates with suppliers will be essential in your area. You will also oversee the development and training of the Buyers Administrator within the team

The Detail
As an Assistant Buyer you will provide support to the Junior Buyer and the Buyer in sourcing and delivering products, overseeing the fitting and sealing of samples. Developing good relationships with current suppliers and negotiating cost price and delivery dates with suppliers will be essential in your area. You will also oversee the development and training of the Buyers Administrator within the team

The Person
We are passionate about our people; they’re the future of our business, which is why we invest time and effort in recruiting the perfect match! Our employees are passionate about ASOS, their role and the overall success of the company. We are all motivated to drive our own success and achieve individual objectives. Communication is key to any role here as our employees continually build relationships at all levels across the business. We’re fast paced, so all employees need to able to adapt to change pretty quickly, be enthused and excited about what’s around the corner for us.

Some skills you will need
• Previous experience as an Assistant Buyer in fashion retail
• A creative eye with an awareness of current trends and what is happening in retail
• Ability to manage and develop an assistant
• Able to effectively prioritise workload
• Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately with colleagues, suppliers and others at all levels.
• Confident and highly motivated
• Demonstration of a commercial aptitude

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