Assistant Buyer

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Hunkemöller is searching for a passionate and hands-on Assistant Buyer to strengthen our current team.

We strives to be a much loved, social & inclusive brand. A place where people love to work, are proud of the brand, and where we create true brand ambassadors. Working in a passionate, energetic, design-led and performance-driven environment where our key customer persona 'Shero' sits at the heart of everything we do. Ready to find our which products let our Shero's heart beat faster? Then you might be right in our amazing buying team.

The key responsibilities for our new Assistant Buyer will be:

  • Managing the critical path through the key stages of product development, to achieve on time availability and delivery
  • Working hand-in-hand with the technical team, planning, implementing and monitoring all product fittings and lab dips in line with our approval process. As well as, ensuring samples are commercially acceptable and suppliers are kept updated
  • Understanding and analyzing the product market place and Hunkemöller’s position, by using market data and conducting regular market and competitor analysis; keeping your knowledge of the high street and internet up to date.
  • Supporting and guiding for the Administrative Buying Assistant to ensure all the products and their USP’s are referenced correctly in the system
  • Working with Marketing, you’ll help develop the correct product packaging and prepare photoshoots to ensure collections sit with our brand guidelines
  • Deputising for the Junior Buyer/Buyer in their absence and maintaining overall knowledge of the department performance
  • Contributing to the development of the department to encourage and enhance learning, collaboration and team spirit

Background & Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in fashion or related, incl. relevant internships and work experience
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in private label buying in a retail/commercial environment
  • Good organization skills, strong attention to detail, team player and a high-level of numeracy
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language; written and verbal

Together Tomorrow – Join a Retailer that's on the move to be better for our planet, better for people, better together! From diversity & inclusion, reducing waste, to product care and how we work with our suppliers, our Together Tomorrow initiative reflects what we do and helps drive change across our business. Ready to help us achieving our ambitious goals? Where ever you'll start working with us, if in Stores or our HQs, you can contribute!

Hunkemöller is certified TOP EMPLOYER of the Netherlands 2023, which underlines our people initiatives and achievements.

Apply now with your CV (in English). We'll ask you for your motivation in the first step of the application process, an on-demand video interview.

For this role, we're not looking to work with external agencies.

Charlotte Davies
Global Buying & Design Director

"By continually staying in touch with our global Sheroes the opportunities to create most-wanted collections are endless."

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Your benefits if you join a TOP EMPLOYER:

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Internal Learning Platform

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Flexible Working Hours

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Dynamic and Fast-Paced Environment

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Restaurant on site with freshly-made food

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Lifestyle Workshops

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Collective Company Insurance Discount

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Support in Travel Expenses

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Community Events

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Pension Support

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Staff Discount

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Performance Reviews

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Hybrid Working Module & Home Office Allowance

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