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Buying Assistant - Menswear

Posted: 9 Mar 2021 Closes: 8 May 2021
London, England, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -1466952764


At MATCHESFASHION we are on a mission to offer the most personal luxury shopping experience in the world. We are renowned and respected for the relationships we build with clients and our brand partnerships. To achieve our ambition, we capitalise on our unique combination of technical savviness and global innovation mixed with curated content.


We bring together a modern edit of over 700 established and new generation designers. Founded over 30 years ago as a brick and mortar store, we transitioned online in 2012. In 2017, APAX Partners acquired a majority stake in MATCHESFASHION, fuelling our expansion. We now ship to 176 countries, have over 70 million site visits and 95% of our sales are online with the majority of sales made internationally.

We have a global website, mobile apps, retail stores, private shopping, VIP events and 24/7 customer care and MyStylist teams. We have offices in the UK and Hong Kong. In London, our head office is based in The Shard, our brand-new creative hub is in Here East and last year we launched No.5 Carlos Place, a completely new retail concept combining digital and physical interaction.

We lead the way, moving our industry forward, and we are always looking for talented individuals to come in and inspire the world with us.


  • Checking all supplier order confirmations are correct and resolving any queries with the supplier, buying and finance teams working to supplier deadlines.
  • Confidently able to update team on OC status and able to work to deadlines.
  • Liaising with different business functions, ensuring accuracies across coding, costs, currencies and terms.
  • Develop relationships cross - departmentally to resolve issues as quickly as possible and develop best practises, work with internal teams to ensure smooth running of the critical path
  • Run analysis for buying team requirements -and any other ad hoc analysis for market packs
  • Writing up all/selection of dept orders from buy appointments and assist with sending some/all orders to suppliers
  • Send sell-through reports on a weekly basis and act as a primary liaison for suppliers
  • Support trading driving full price and ST across dept - and work on assisting with resolving any support terms (stg etc) at the end of the season
  • Maintain internal documents and trackers ensuring they're being updated on a regular basis - including RRP's, Supplier Contacts, any other AD trackers created in season
  • Put together styling guidelines to help communicate the seasons buy to the wider business
  • Scheduling and organising all buying appointments and travel and preparing analysis for appointments and meetings (when permitted)
  • Requesting show tickets for Fashion Weeks (Dependant on show schedule)
  • Any other duties supporting AB/B as reasonably requested including trade action to drive department KPIs and continuously seek to improve current processes

  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills with proven proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to effectively liaise with all levels of staff and external suppliers
  • Possessing a positive and 'can do' attitude and a flexible approach to learning.
  • Keen to learn and develop a career within Fashion Buying at MATCHESFASHION.COM and capable of driving own progression.
  • Commercial awareness with a keen interest in the fashion retail industry and fashion trends
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
  • All applicants must hold the right to work in the UK.
  • Ability to self-manage and work to set timescales.


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