Wednesday , March 22 2023

Asos Recruitment – Buyer

Website Asos

Job Description:

Buyers play a critical role at ASOS, working closely with Merchandising, teams to build a commercial and trend-led product ranges for the department that is loved by the ASOS 20-something customer. They are collaborative, organised, and strategic with their finger on the pulse of fashion – always looking to push the range for our global markets forward. In partnership with Merchandising, and with the support of relevant customer and market insights, Senior Buyers are responsible for the delivery of sales and profit targets through a cohesive product strategy.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with Merchandising to build cohesive lessons learnt and ensuring buying is within OTB, influencing trend and performance
  • Keeping up to date with global trends and competitor activity, reviewing product strategy considering competitor activity and initiatives
  • Actively contributing to cross-functional initiatives and projects, welcoming and championing change
  • Driving cost saving initiatives or ideas to become more cost efficient
  • Maintaining a clear understanding of brand purpose and Fashion with Integrity and ensuring these principles are fully embedded within the team. Looking for opportunities to use sustainable materials wherever possible
  • Building and leveraging relationships with a network of appropriate internal teams and external suppliers
  • Effectively range building, taking into account Options, ALB strategy and global requirements, with the flexibility to pivot in season to potentialize or de-risk
  • Maintaining in-depth knowledge of planning and trading documents, using them to shape category analysis and evolution of the buy
  • Working closely with Marketing to identify promotional and marketing opportunities for brand and ensure clear and consistent brand messaging
  • Trading effectively by identifying gaps in ranges and potentializing opportunities that will have the biggest impact on dept performance, whilst effectively managing risk
  • Delivering department KPIs to drive margin and profit, identifying and addressing any risks, in partnership with Merchandising
  • Leading and building a strong team of ABs and BAs, with a focus on growing future talent
  • Develop a cohesive range for the department, ensuring that product reflects the Brand strategy, the range is without gaps or duplication, and that the season is logically and commercially thought through
  • Anticipating the needs of the 20-something customer, using sales and trend data to deliver commercial product ranges that account for global factors
  • Working with the brands to shape the product direction for the department, ensuring that it is aligned to ASOS and the divisional strategy

Job Requirements:

  • Can gain buy in from the team and management to potentialize opportunities
  • Has proven ability to drive the success of a department through creative and commercial thinking
  • Shows strong awareness of current trends, Retail market conditions and opportunities within a Global context, including global competitors’ product offer, pricing strategy and trading activity.
  • Demonstrates an effective and inclusive leadership style, role modelling positive behaviours and providing the team with clear direction and development
  • Has in-depth knowledge of planning and trading documents, with the ability to challenge figures and plans, where necessary
  • Demonstrates a commercial mindset, using data and insights to leverage opportunities that successfully contribute to the department and wider
  • Retail strategy
  • Has highly developed negotiation and influencing skills
  • Builds great relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers
  • Has significant experience operating as Buyer within a fast-paced and rapidly changing global Retailer
  • Uses relevant market insights to aid decision making and achieve the best outcome for the business
  • Has a creative eye with a strong awareness of current trends, Retail market conditions and competitor activity

Job Details:

Company: Asos

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Liverpool, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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