The job role of a Junior Buyer is the next step in the fashion buying career ladder up from the Assistant Buyer. The Junior Buyer is solely responsible for their own range within the Buying department, whether it be womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, fashion accessories, footwear, lingerie or homeware. This job role will focus heavily on building and maintaining good relationships with suppliers both UK based and abroad.
A Junior Buyer will manage the Assistant Buyer and works closely with them on the fashion/retail department and reports directly to the Buyer. Being solely responsible for a fashion range a Junior Buyer will be heavily involved in product development and may attend overseas factory visits and inspiration trips for the next seasons fashion range.
Contribution to the Monday morning buying meeting alongside the Buyer is part of the job role, having a good relationship with fashion Designers and Merchandisers when building a fashion range is essential.
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