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Trainee Buyer

PenneysMary Street, DublinPermanentTrainee

Trainee Buyer

Purpose of role
To support the Buyer / Assistant Buyer in the day to day running of the section while aiming to maximise sales and profitability and learning the requirements of a Primark buyer

Job Function Competencies:
Sales and Commercial Focus – Maximising sales, opportunities and performance

  • Accurately input orders, updating and amending computer systems with the order details as required
  • Continually assess product range with key competitors to compare price, quality and value
  • Use of magazines and other fashion publications to identify relevant trends and put forward ideas
  • Under the guidance of the Buyer / Assistant Buyer, monitor and report on product sales performance
  • Give personal input on the selection of garments

Range – Identify and develop key styling, colour palette and range content
  • Use of trade fairs, WGSN, magazines and other fashion publications to identify up and coming trends relevant to the market and season
  • On- going competition shopping to source new ideas
  • Assist with preparation for range reviews and sign-off meetings

Develop and Source Products – Maintain Buyer's relationship with suppliers
  • Daily communication with suppliers and attend any appropriate meetings
  • Manage the critical path
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding raised orders
  • Manage paperwork associated with delivery of product

Samples and Specifications- Manage relevant garment specifications and maintain high quality standards
  • Preparation of size specifications
  • Management of initial sealing and production samples (including fitting and quality)
  • Effectively manage receipt and despatch of packages to and from suppliers
  • Ensure garment samples are received on time, are logged and correctly labelled and stored appropriately, returned or disposed of as necessary
  • Review lab dip submissions for discussion with the Buyer / Assistant Buyer
  • Approval of SGS reports
  • Prepare and coordinate samples for press requests
  • Lab dips and fit comments – under guidance from Buyer

Operating Standards – Consistently deliver against company expectations and policy
  • Be aware of weekly stock and sales information for the section according to company policy
  • Be aware of option management guidelines within sections and subsections
  • Analyse sections and lines within your section as appropriate
  • Provide effective administration support to the team as required
  • Be aware of the Corporate Social Responsibility policy

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