Working as an Associate Buyer for the Armani Diffusion portfolio you will be responsible for the support of the buying team. It will be your responsibility to know and understand your market and target audience. Performing regular research and keeping up to date with trends and seasonal demands will enable you to ensure all stores are appropriately stocked with relevant products and materials. You will monitor store activities including marketing and promotional and analyse individual stores performance figures to ensure demand is met at all times. Using the findings from these reports you will ensure excess stock is kept to a minimum and all unused stock is marketed and ideally sold at a profit. You will work with internal and external customers in order to achieve your targets including merchandising, marketing and logistics.
You should have worked in an administrative role within a buying office. You should be able to be involved in several facets of the business. You must have a keen eye for detail. With strong communication skills you will have the ability to build relationships across an international professional network using these relationships to negotiate and close international transactions. You should have ambition and be willing to work in a busy team.
You should have experience in working in a juniro buying role, preferably in luxury fashion.
It is essential that you have advanced excel skills and you are able to use complex formulas, pivot tables and V look ups.
You will be educated to a minimum of degree level preferably in Fashion.