Established/ Senior 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 Established / Senior Buyer at TOPSHOP you will be working to ensure we are first in identifying emerging trends, and translating these into fashion stories our customers will love and believe in. You will work closely with the Design teams and our Suppliers to ensure we capture the season’s must-have pieces to excite and delight the customer

Day To Day

  • You will have a strong focus on anticipating and meeting the needs of the TOPSHOP customer, creating a balanced, innovative range, looking at price point, quality and standards.
  • Responsible for implementing the climate specific product strategies and financial plans for a specific product category.
  • Attend trade shows, buying trips and competitor shopping trips.
  • Working closely with Design to capture and develop the latest trends, and with Technologists to ensure that fabric and fit satisfies our high quality standards.
  • Creative eye is imperative as is the ability to strongly interpret trends into designs/products for the TOPSHOP customer at a global level including trend insights from territories as input for products and ranges
  • You will take the lead for your department in product review meetings and you will attend trade meetings to identify product opportunities
  • You will advise on global trade actions based on global trade reports in season including repeats, cancellations, rescheduling etc
  • Maintain excellent supplier relationships, liaising with them to drive product development and share trading information

Must Haves

  • Currently at Buyer/ Established Buyer level for a fast paced fashion retailer.
  • Interested and curious about global markets
  • Structured and strategic thinker within department area
  • Have proven success at buying your own area
  • Have an established track record of driving business forward.
  • Able to develop and maintain strong supplier relationships

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.