Buyer (Maternity Cover), Colegrave House, 70 Berners Street

Who We Are

A role at TOPMAN 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 fantastic opportunity for the right person!


The Job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a strong Buyer to join the buying team here at TOPMAN on a maternity cover. As a Buyer at TOPMAN you will be responsible for overseeing one of our industry-leading Buying teams to develop and deliver innovative product ranges, drive profit and influence the Brand's product strategy.

Day to Day

  • You will have a strong focus on anticipating and meeting the needs of the TOPMAN customer, creating a balanced, innovative product range, looking at price point, quality and standards.
  • Responsible for implementing the strategic direction and financial plans for a specific product category.
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with external third parties/suppliers.
  • Driving and buying range for Wholesale and 3rd party business.
  • Negotiating price, delivery and terms to support business objectives.
  • Working closely with the Merchandiser to balance trading and planning, creating timely and exciting ranges for our stores.
  • 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.
  • Analysing the business and reacting in a timely manner.
  • Defines and communicates clear vision of the future to team – translates into understandable goals and targets
  • Provides positive leadership supporting the Brand / Company policy / Strategy and encourages others to do so
  • Pre-empts the need for, and manages, change – supporting team throughout process

Must Haves

  • Proven experience working at Buyer/Established Buyer level for a fast paced fashion retailer
  • Proven success at buying own area, preferably with (incl. any technical expertise required)
  • Established track record of driving business forward
  • Pro-activity in sourcing new ideas and inspiration
  • Excellent commercial awareness and ability to drive profit
  • Analytical skills, excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent inter-personal and presentation skills
  • Proven experience of managing and developing a team.

Added Extras

  • We finish at 3pm on Fridays all year round!
  • A day off on your Birthday so it is all about you
  • Flexible working hours to manage your work-life balance
  • 25% staff discount & 3 enhanced discount weeks in the year across all Arcadia brands.
  • A day off at Christmas to get on top of the shopping
  • Regular team and company social events
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Exclusive access to regular sample sales just for our employees