Established Buyer (Beauty) FTC - 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 the Make-up Buyer at TOPSHOP you will be responsible to manage the Topshop Makeup Range across all categories – lips, face, eyes, nails, complexion and accessories driving sales through innovation and products that inspire and excite our customer. In this role you will oversee the Buying team and will be expected to work closely with all cross functional teams to develop exceptional product and launch plans that deliver profit and ensure our range is recognized across the globe.

Day To Day

  • Manage the end to end product development for Makeup – lips, face, eyes, nails, complexion and accessories; concept, product briefs, shade dev, supplier management, packaging, negotiations, costs and margin, timelines
  • Build a robust strategic NPD calendar & develop both fast to market product trends as well as long term blue sky product development
  • Use resources and supplier relationships to source the best innovations for first to market products and exclusive opportunities
  • Work closely with the Senior Merchandiser to balance product launches with trade planning and define pricing strategy
  • Collaborate cross functionally with internal depts; technical, legal, creative packaging, marketing, training & PR, to ensure elements of new product development are accurately managed and we have the right support for each and every launch and timelines are maintained
  • Organize product testing needs with Technical team
  • Develop and maintain healthy supplier partnerships throughout tough negotiation to maintain margin expectations and delivery terms and find solutions when faced with challenges
  • Source new suppliers and trends through trade shows attendance & inspiration trips
  • Work closely Technical teams to ensure that formulas and components satisfy global compliance and regulations

Must Haves

  • 8 – 10 years’ experience in beauty product development
  • Proven success at developing and buying a beauty range.
  • Established relationships with cosmetics suppliers
  • Be able to demonstrate pro-activity in sourcing new ideas and inspiration.
  • Possess excellent commercial awareness and ability to drive profit.
  • Good analytical skills, excellent communication, strong influencing and negotiation skills.

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.