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StitchFix // online fashion retailer
London, UK    Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2021
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About the Team

Be a part of our extraordinary Branded Buying team, based in our London, UK office, & gain coveted experience in buying & merchandising being involved in all angles of the selection process, developing ranges that are client right, using data to support & drive business decisions you make.

About the Role

We are looking for a Womenswear Branded Assistant Buyer with multi product experience. The successful candidate will have a keen eye for style & trends, with demonstrated success leveraging data & client feedback to support rebuy & refresh opportunities as well as sourcing appropriate newness. You must have proven ability to develop close working relationships with your team & experienced partnerships within the supply base.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will

  • Take team ownership of the Buying Critical Path, from sourcing to delivery in line with timelines expected to achieve sales plan. 
  • Assist Buyer / Senior Buyer in developing & buying client right ranges across our brand portfolio (existing & new)
  • Partner with the merchandising team & brand partners to ensure timely deliveries, & be solution orientated when issues arise.  
  • Develop working relationships with your brand portfolio, whilst understanding the importance of flexibility within the critical path. 
  • Manage, coach & develop the BAAs through management of the Critical Path. 
  • Critically analyse data reports alongside merchandising to support buying decisions for in season trading & strategy deep dives.
  • Monitor & act on all client feedback ranging from style like/love to size, fit, & quality to continually improve product metrics.
  • Constantly communicate with Merchandising team & Suppliers to manage the buying process, identify problems & propose solutions to the Buyer 
  • Identify & Analyse market trends across multi categories through competitor shops & industry research. Critically analyse findings to provide opportunities to drive department sales.
  • Lead liaison between marketing/styling & buying teams to drive the presentation & promotion of merchandise assortment
  • Lead liaison between the Buying & Operations teams, building internal stakeholder relations to streamline processes

Were excited about you because

  • You can work in our London office (2-3 days week) with opportunity to work from home
  • You have 3+ years of relevant work experience, preferably as a Senior Buying Assistant or an Assistant Buyer
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel/Word/PowerPoint) & have a working knowledge of financial measurements
  • You have a sense of urgency when appropriate & understand how to address and/or resolve high priority issues 
  • You are comfortable in a start-up environment with an "all-hands on deck" mentality 
  • You are able to work independently as well as part of a team 
  • You have excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • You are comfortable working with brands & external groups
  • You are extremely detail-oriented & organized

Why you'll love working at Stitch Fix...

  • We are a group of bright & kind people who are motivated by challenge. You can be your authentic self here, & are empowered to encourage others to do the same!
  • We are a successful, fast-growing company at the forefront of tech & fashion, redefining retail for the next generation
  • We are a technologically & data-driven business
  • We are committed to our clients & connected through our vision of Transforming the way people find what they love
  • We love solving problems, thinking creatively & trying new things
  • We believe in autonomy & taking initiative
  • We are challenged, developed & have meaningful impact
  • We take what we do seriously. We dont take ourselves seriously
  • We have a smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right & is open to new ideas
  • We offer competitive compensation packages & comprehensive health benefits
  • You will be proud to say that you work for Stitch Fix & will know that the work you do brings joy to our clients every day

About Stitch Fix

At Stitch Fix, were about personal styling for everybody & we believe in both a service & a workplace where you can be your best, most authentic self. Were the first fashion retailer to combine technology & data science with the human instinct of a Stylist to deliver a deeply personalized shopping experience. This novel juxtaposition attracts a highly diverse group of talented people who are both thinkers & doers. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers & a successful, growing business serving millions of men, women, & kids. We believe we are only scratching the surface on our opportunity, & were looking for incredible people like you to help us carry on that trend.

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