Assistant Buyer

Assistant Buyer

  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: Head Office
  • Department: Buying


Footasylum was established in 2005 and now trades from over 70 high street stores across the UK. Footasylum has made a name for itself as one of the leading retailers of fashion street wear and sportswear on the UK high street. But apart from all that, we are an awesome place to work. We are passionate about retail, fashion and innovation and are looking for the best talent to help us drive our company to the next stage

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Develop relationships with the existing supplier base
  • Attend meetings to identify emerging trends
  • Maintain communication with the supplier base, identifying any issues and taking appropriate action
  • Work closely with the footwear team across all categories to understand the department
  • Ensure excellent communication and interaction with other departments within the business
  • Develop and maintain good collaborative relationships with the Merchandising team
  • Raise purchase orders
  • Research trips to our Stores, competitors and aspirational Stores to provide key information on new trends to the rest of the team

Your profile:
  • Previous experience working within a multi-channel Retailer
  • Understand key footwear and market trends
  • Have passion for Men’s footwear and fashion
  • Demonstrate proactivity in sourcing new ideas and inspiration
  • Strong planning and analytical skills
  • Be highly organised
  • Have passion and drive to succeed in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Must hold a full clean UK driving license and passport

What we offer:

This is an opportunity to work across our largest department in Buying – Mens Footwear and will report into our Footwear Director.  You’ll be responsible for a number of brands with the support of the Footwear Buyer and Buying department.

You’ll work on projects to grow the category and having a direct influence in the department with cross functional initiatives to drive brand differentiation working with marketing, digital and retail teams.