So hopefully following on from our last post you should be feeling slightly more positive about your job search for entry level retail roles in 2020. We might still be in lock down, and working remotely is still very much a thing, but despite obvious challenges businesses are still hiring! This “jobs of the week” has some AMAZING entry level fashion opportunities that have all been posted in the last week, indicating that these businesses are still actively hiring, so get applying quick... If you are still worried about what the future holds for the retail industry and your career, or just need some reassurance/support please feel free to reach out to us... Click here to get in touch and we can see if there is anything we can do to help you!
First up a business that has some major expansion plans in 2020, which is great to hear in the current climate! Browns are looking for Buyers Administration Assistants to support their Buying team growth. The roles will be supporting their Mens and Womens departments, and will play a very important role in a fast paced environment.
Browns is also linked to Farfetch, which was voted by BOF to be one of the best companies to work for in fashion in 2017 - recognized for their great working culture and environment. Read the article here!
"Every BAA at Browns plays an important role in assisting the team in maximizing sales opportunities, being the first point of contact for queries relating to product and deliveries, and analyzing performance across all channels. Browns is a fast paced environment, so we need people who are focused and adaptable in nature, as there is no such thing as an average day!"
Key Skills Required:
"Keen interest in luxury fashion, with a passion for merchandise and trends, analytical skills in order to assist with sales analysis and forecasting, strong organisation and time management skills with the ability to plan, and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines,good eye for product demonstrating excellent commercial awareness in the luxury market, high attention to detail to ensure accuracy in work, natural relationship building skills in order to work effectively with suppliers, and across internal department, flexible in nature and willingness to go the extra mile to support the department, maturity and confidence in approach"
For graduates ready to kick start their career this September, TK Maxx are hiring for their next intake of Buying and Merchandising Placements. If you have shopped in TK Maxx before you will know that they operate an off price model, the buyers work with some huge brands to liquidate excess inventory and find bargains and gems to sell to their savvy shopper customers.
"TJX Europe’s 12-month placement is the one to get excited about. This is where you discover why the partnership between both disciplines is key to success, and how they both impact on our results. You’ll also learn why our entrepreneurial approach delivers exceptional value to our customers so effectively. Starting with a comprehensive induction, combining classroom learning with store visits, team meetings and workshops. You’ll enjoy the support of a skilled network including your manager, mentor and buddy, to help develop your relationship skills and technical know-how. However, there’s no point in learning if you can’t put it into practice. So, you’ll spend time as an Allocation Analyst - driving sales through detailed sales pattern analysis. You’ll work with experienced Merchandisers and Buyers to anticipate trends, spot opportunities and manage risk. Moreover, you’ll discover how we source, plan and buy (every day of the year) from expert Buyers. Our placement is designed for you to take ownership, accountability and make an impact."
Key Skills Required:
"Curiosity and fascination for business and retail, strong numeracy and analytical skills, ability to build strong and trusting relationships, the ability to think laterally and take risks, flexibility to thrive in a constantly changing environment and make decisions quickly, European language skills are highly valued."
If a traditional English high street retailer is more who you are looking to work for, Jaeger are looking for Merchandising Admin Assistants to join their team.
“Intake management, Monday trading analysis, Support AM with Monthly Comp shop and department analysis, line flows for continuity product, allocation, product ranging, constant communication with suppliers and buying team to ensure on time and full product launches, weekly meeting with the Buyers admin assistants to highlight any opportunities and risks to deliveries and launch, communicate to the team to escalate any potential risks, provide ad-hoc analysis on stores and product identifying key trade points and proposing actions, taking initiative to produce information to support assistant merchandiser.” Key Skills Required:
“Positive attitude and adaptable to constantly changing retail environment, very flexible and adaptive to changes, strong level of initiative preempting possible issues and attempts to resolve in the first instance, strong and effective working relationships strong attention to detail ensuring information is accurate, good communication skills, demonstrably computer literate in spreadsheets.” Apply on LinkedIn here.
If you need some additional help with your CV/Job Applications take a look at our writing guides. For BYRCOLLECTIVE New Starters blog readers and LinkedIn group members there is an exclusive discount of 20% off. Use discount code TAKE20 at the checkout to get the guide for just £4!