Job Details

Assistant Buyer

Central London

Full-Time NEW!

About the role

About the role

We have an exciting vacancy for an Assistant Buyer (Brands). The ideal candidate will be a Level 1 Assistant Buyer and branded experience is essential.

  • Supporting the Buyer to help build a commercially viable product range across multiple brands that reflects the schuh brand image and current trends
  • Attending brand appointments with the Buyer, supporting with product selections
  • Working closely with the Merchandising team to achieve target sales and profit plan alongside the Buyer
  • Can display a sound understanding of their department strategy and how they can directly impact and shape it
  • Are able to use sales and performance information to suggest areas for maximising trading opportunities
  • Understands market with strong trend and competitor awareness


  • Support the strategic direction of the partnership with all brands
  • Creates and actively maintains strong relationships with all brands
  • Adapts ways of working and communication with each brand accordingly
  • Strong negotiation skills

Team & Wider Business

  • Managing and supporting any BAA’s on the team
  • Ambassador for the Buying team, working closely with- Retail/Marketing/Ecommerce/Merchandising, building strong relations with all stake holders
  • Presenting ranges to other areas of the business confidently


  • Supporting the Buyers/Buying Manager/HOB/Buying Director in any other areas required
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Preparing for meetings through creating presentations and running reports
  • Ensure all communication adheres to the GDPR policies
  • Work with own initiative and as part of the wider team
  • Understand and comply with the Company’s Health & Safety policy & procedures

About the location

Central London is the innermost part of London, in the United Kingdom, spanning several boroughs. Over time, a number of definitions have been used to define the scope of central London for statistics, urban planning and local government. Its characteristics are understood to include a high density built environment, high land values, an elevated daytime population and a concentration of regionally, nationally and internationally significant organisations and facilities.