Buyer in London

Location: London
Salary: Hidden
Recruiter: Dorothy Perkins
Job Hours: Full-time

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We have a new opportunity within our newly formed Debenhams own label team, working for the Dorothy Perkins brand. We are seeking an incredibly strong Buyer to work a team of Juniors and Assistants across several product categories, reporting to directly to the Head of Buying.

As an experienced Buyer you will be responsible for a high turnover product category and will ensure the department is proactively seeking opportunities that will continuously improve the buying function in the business.
makes us stand apart and allows us to react fast when bringing the product to market!

Your team

We’re Dorothy Perkins, a brand for every woman, every day. Built on trust and heritage, we deliver quality pieces at great prices and have been dressing and inspiring women for more than 100 years. By developing inclusive collections that offer the latest trends, each item works for all the moments that matter to our customers.

Our vision is simple. We want to give our incredible customers what they want when they want it. Our unique test and repeat model is the secret to our success. We travel the world and buy small quantities across a wide range – this lets us see what customers like, then we buy more. Seeing the popularity of our choices and products gives us a feeling of satisfaction and a job well done. We admit it’s addictive and a real source of pride for us.

What you'll be doing

  • Uses the WSSI to make informed and strategic decisions within the defined parameters of the role.
  • Undertakes product development and develops proposition as area of business grows.
  • Works in conjunction with the Senior Buyer, Head of Buying, Head of Merchandising and directors, to influence strategic plans and developments.
  • Ensures effective communication with junior, assistant and trainee buyers in designates areas and across the entire department.
  • Completes buying trips as needed within UK and internationally.
  • Liaises with marketing and eCommerce teams to develop and maintain professional working relationships and ensure sales are maximised through the site and in line with overall strategy.
  • Working with us

    To succeed here, you have to love working at pace. It’s relentless, but we love it. Change is a certainty – you need to adapt and be agile. We want you to challenge the status quo, innovate and be open to trying new things. We’re always pushing boundaries. We empower our people, giving them freedom and autonomy to learn and grow in their roles. We’re passionate, agile, creative and one team.

    More about you

  • Experience within a previous womenswear buying role, preferably on-line.
  • Passionate about being an ambassador for the brand.
  • A team player. Someone who enjoys going above and beyond to support others in the team where needed, especially during peak times.
  • Always striving to improve not only themselves, but the department’s operation. Outside the box thinking.
  • We want you to challenge the status quo, innovate and be open to trying new things. We’re always pushing boundaries. We want you to think big. Think creatively. Be bold. Be brave.

    Why join us

    We’ve set our sights on dominating the global e-commerce fashion market, and because we’re 13 brands (and counting), there are plenty of opportunities to grow your career. Our mission is to create a workplace where everyone is respected, their individual differences are valued, and they can be themselves at work without exception.

  • You’ll get the opportunity to take part in our various share schemes
  • Core hours enable you to flex your working times around your needs on an ad hoc basis
  • Benefits that support your health and wellbeing
  • There’s up to 40% discount off our all of our brands
  • Our social calendar? Next level
  • With HQs in Manchester and London and offices across the globe (some are dog friendly!), we offer a buzzing atmosphere and the boohoo family culture wherever you work.
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    About Dorothy Perkins

    Our friends call us DP.

    It all began when we opened our doors back in 1909, and our customer has been the centre of our universe ever since.

    Today, we’re an online only retailer, which means that you’re only one click away from more of the styles you love.

    We want every woman to feel amazing in her clothes, and we’re proud to offer versatile styles that enhance and flatter. Offering everything from midi dresses to signature denim in sizes 4 to 28, you’ll also find dedicated Tall, Petite, Plus Size and Maternity ranges.

    We’re about future-proofing your wardrobe with pieces that can be adapted for all the moments that matter (and even the ones that don’t!).

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