Buying Assistant Apprentice LA Redoute (Uk) Limited
A fantastic opportunity to work for La Redoute who came to the UK in 1995 and is one of the first UK retailers to offer French fashion to the UK customer. You will provide vital admin support to the UK Buying team to create a single and cohesive customer offer for our large UK customer base.
Closing date: 30 Oct 2021
Total hours per week: 35.00
Possible start date
13 Nov 2021
08 Jul 2021
Level 3 (A level)
The UK Buying team to create a single and cohesive customer offer for our large UK customer base and then work with the wider business to bring these products to life on site, via social media, in the press and more. It’s a varied role which covers a lot of ground.
Buying: Here in the UK we analyse the gaps in the product range sourced by our French buying team some of which does not adhere to UK safety regulations, does not appeal to a UK customer or where the UK simply has demand for a different trend. Creating new ranges, preparing and publishing to make them available to browse and buy involves working with teams around the business which includes Product Management, the wider marketing team, Finance and IT. We have new opportunities every week but the buyers work hard to review, analyse and challenge suppliers to maximise the profitability of opportunities with the support of the buying assistants to make informed decisions based on what the web data and financials tell us. An important aspect of the role involves working with our Product Management team. This team is responsible for setting up, checking and putting all products on site for the whole business. We work closely with this team supporting them on product set up, ensuring we provide a high quality of information and imagery from our suppliers that is consistent with the high quality that La Redoute is known for. Whilst the majority of the role is computer-based admin, this can vary from spreadsheets in Excel to learning and using many bespoke systems. There is the opportunity to get up close and personal with the products, liaise with suppliers and gain commercial knowledge from the buyers. Attention to detail, resilience and a can-do attitude is imperative. We have fun, work hard & love what we do!
Requirements and prospects
- High level of spelling and grammar required.
- High attention to detail
- Good time management skills
- Willingness to learn new skills
- Well organised
- A unique blend of creative and analytical skills, someone who has a passion for product and life, a personal interest in fashion and homewares.
- Be hardworking, sociable, chatty, and friendly (of course) and love to shop!
- Personality and chemistry are important to us.
- We believe that learning and delivering in the role is so much easier if you fit in easily with the team and culture, so we want to make sure we find the perfect match.
- Grade B or above in English and maths is desirable will consider grade C.
The role can be as much as you make it... You could get involved in writing blog posts or feeding some other great ideas into our PR team. Love clothes? Why not become a Fit Ambassador where you take products home to try them then share your feedback about the fit, quality and style? Want to be the next CEO? As part of your learning you can express an interest in spending some time around the business. Whether that’s working within marketing in SEO, PR, Brand, Campaign, Media, Marketing, Email, Content or in the wider business of Logistics, Stock, IT, Finance, Customer Care, Financial Services that’s no problem. In fact, our current CEO started in the business as a warehouse assistant, so anything is possible!
Things to consider
• Please review the current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
About the employer
LEEDS CITY COLLEGE
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leeds City College
Leeds City College 0113 2846464 email@example.com
Level 3 (A level)
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