About the role
Joules is a distinctive, established and fast-growing lifestyle brand that is growing rapidly in the UK and internationally. The brand is at the heart of the business and encompasses values of time-off, heritage, countryside, Britishness, family and fun, which resonate strongly with our large, growing and loyal customer base. Following great success in the UK, Joules is attracting an ever-increasing international audience, through the development of wholesale accounts in North America and Germany supported by dedicated websites for each market. We’re also a top selling wholesale brand in major UK retailers such as John Lewis and Next Label and in 2016 we were proud to have won ‘Mainstream Brand of the Year’ at the Drapers Awards.
Junior Buyer / Assistant Buyer ( 12-Month FTC)
We have an exciting opportunity here at Joules Head Office in Market Harborough for a Junior Buyer / Assistant Buyer to join our Womenswear division on a 12-month Fixed Term Contract for Maternity leave. This is a great opening for an experienced Junior Buyer or aspiring Assistant Buyer that ideally has experience in the womenswear arena. Reporting directly to the Buyer, this is a key role at Joules working with our most successful department.
To be considered
The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring critical paths are adhered to and maintained delivering best in class product on time and relevant to channel. You will work closely with design technical and merchandising teams and cross functionally with many other areas of the business, so excellent communication and a collaborative working style are essential. There is particular breadth and diversity of product within the womenswear area so an ability to flex and adapt accordingly and to manage and lead supplier meetings efficiently is a must.
You will need a sound understanding of the complexities of buying within a truly multi -channel business, a strong track record of delivering results and will ideally be educated to Degree level in buying or a fashion business related qualification. Commercial awareness and an ability to analyse and understand competitors and trends will be key.
In Return, as our Junior Buyer / Assistant Buyer at Joules, you will receive fantastic support and development in order for you to maximise your potential within this wonderful company. Additionally, you will be entitled to a bi-annual Clothing Allowance; a generous Employee Discount; quirky ‘Thank You’ Schemes, paid employee voluntary day, 31 days Annual Leave including Bank Holidays and lots more!
How to Apply
This is a truly great time to be part of an exciting and developing team here at Joules, if you feel you have the right experience and are looking at developing your career with a truly great British brand please click “Apply” and follow the process via the Joules careers site to upload your CV for our consideration. We look forward to receiving your application!