The Very Group is hiring a

Buying Assistant - Own Brand Menswear

London, United Kingdom

Internal use only - Grade J

About us.

We are The Very Group and we’re here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That’s why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on to help them say yes to the things they love. We’re just as passionate about helping our people get more out of life too; building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and wellbeing.

About the team.

Our Buying team have some of the best minds in fashion and are leading the way in finding the best products and newest trends.

We’re excited to share an opportunity for an ambitious, creative and talented individual looking to expand their buying career.

We have an exciting opportunity looking for a Buying Assistant on Own Brand Menswear. You’ll report directly into the Junior Buyer for the area, so lots of opportunity to further develop your skills.

About the role.

Day to day you will understand 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, having buying experience or transferable skills in a relevant profession and who can demonstrate a strong understanding and passion for buying.

The skills and behaviours imperative to being a successful buying assistant candidate here at The Very Group are; commercially aware, able to build relationships, strong communication skills, can demonstrate initiative, enjoys problem solving, interpreting data and excellent attention to detail.

About You.

Previous experience in Buying as a buying assistant or buyers admin assistant is beneficial but not essential:

  • A passion for Menswear fashion
  • Ability to understand the customer
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload
  • A great attitude and willing to learn
  • Proficient in Excel

Some of our benefits:

  • Flexible, hybrid working model
  • Inclusive culture and environment, check out our Glassdoor reviews
  • £250 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Udemy learning access
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on
  • Matched pension up to 6%
  • 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 will be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS, Right to Work and DBS (criminal records) check. Should your application progress please let the team know if there is anything you need to disclose in relation to these checks.

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. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person or held remotely.

You can expect a two-stage interview process for this position:

1st stage - An informal 30-minute video call with the hiring team to discuss your skills and relevant experience. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the role and to ask any questions you may have.

2nd Stage – A one-hour formal interview where you can expect both competency and technical questions. This can be held either in-person or remotely.

As an inclusive employer please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.

If you'd like to know more about our interviews, you can find out here.

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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