Job Details

Assistant Buyer

Central London

Full-Time NEW!

About the role

Assistant Buyer (Branded Lifestyle – Ladies & Mens)

Reports To: Senior Buyer/Buying Manager

Main Function: To support and assist the Buyers in delivering the business strategy for our organisation.




  • Established / Level 2 Assistant Buyer (will consider Level 1 with experience)
  • Branded Experience essential
  • London or Scotland based (We have an office in East London & Livingston)


  • Support and assist the Buyers in delivering the Buying strategy for the Business
  • Working closely with the Merchandising team and with guidance of BM/Buyer to manage and deliver the strategy for their department
  • Ensuring that their department ranges are bought and delivered in time with the Buying Critical Path and within OTB requirements
  • Working closely with the merchandising team to achieve target intake margins/sales and profit plan with the direction from BM/Buyer
  • Using sales and performance information to suggest areas for maximizing all sales opportunities
  • Supporting the BM/Buyer; to help build a commercially viable product range that reflects the schuh brand image and current trends
  • Understands market with strong competitor awareness


  • Manage supplier critical path to ensure deliveries are on time
  • Support the strategic direction of the partnership with all suppliers


  • Managing and supporting BAA’s on the team

Wider Business

  • Ambassador for the Buying team, working closely with
  • Retail/Marketing/Ecommerce/Merchandising building strong relations with all stake holders


  • Supporting the Buyers/Buying Manager/HOB/Buying Director in any other areas required
  • 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
  • Carry out any other duties as required by Company management


*Please note, although branded experience is desirable, it is not essential. 

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.