Assistant Buyer - TOPSHOP

Working Here

Topshop is a dynamic retailer that champions the new and next of fashion, style and culture. Design-driven, fashion-obsessed and endorsed by influencers worldwide, Topshop bridges the high and low of the fashion world, and is accessible to all style-minded individuals.

The Job

A role at TOPSHOP promises a fast paced, challenging and innovative working environment. The key to our success is our people, and becoming part of this inspiring team will be a really fantastic opportunity for the right person!

As an Assistant Buyer you will be working to ensure we are first in capturing the emerging trends, whilst selecting product our customers will love.


Day To Day

  • Supports the Buyer and contributes to the decisions on the product range.
  • When required, present the department range to senior management and follow up on afterwards action points for the team/department.
  • You will be responsible for day to day management of the critical path
  • Delegates responsibility to BAA and develops their skills. Provides a wider more strategic understanding of the business, the customer and the department.
  • Keep team informed and up to date on key issues including sharing information and decisions on significant trading actions with territory teams to be communicated to partner following instruction for Buyer
  • Works closely with Assistant Merchandiser to review department performance and develop areas for improvement.
  • Anticipates and resolves problems with deliveries continuing to build stable long term relationships with suppliers.

Must Haves

  • An understanding of fashion trends within department and knowledge of the High Street
  • Having a strong fashion eye is essential.
  • Knowledge of global markets would be an advantage
  • Good problem solving skills and can take initiative to resolve issues.
  • The ability to perform under pressure and work in a fast paced environment.
  • The capability to take responsibility and make decisions.

Added Extras

  • Early finish Fridays during Summer!
  • 25% discount across all our fab 8 brands to shop until you drop
  • Stunning London offices with a restaurant, bar and beauty salon to always look and feel your best
  • Regular sample sales to refresh your wardrobe at fractional prices
  • Fun, inspiring and ambitious colleagues pushing the boundaries across the whole business
  • Regular competitions to win amazing prizes
  • Events to support our diverse range of charities

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted


You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.