Buying and Product Development Assistant

Production London, United Kingdom


Description

Founded in 1972, Jigsaw was the first premium fashion brand on the high street. Since then, the company has expanded worldwide to work with the finest mills, cutting edge photographers, up-and-coming models and renowned architects. But the search for the best in the industry never stops. As our journey continues, we're looking for passionate and talented people to learn about Style & Truth: a set of values that sets us apart from the rest of the high street, a belief that everyone should feel empowered to embrace their own style, be true to themselves, and not slavishly follow the fashion world. This means putting style before trends and truth before hype. Join the Jigsaw journey.

We’re looking for a BUYING AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT to join our team.

JOB TITLE
Buying and Product Development Assistant 

JOB TYPE
Full Time

JOB PURPOSE
To provide crucial administrative support to our Accessories Buying and Product Development team. You will support the team throughout the entire product lifecycle, from initial design concept to the product landing instore/online.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Critical Path Management
To pro-actively track product throughout the entire lifecycle to ensure on time deliveries, from receiving first proto through to the bulk order leaving the factory. This will include daily communication with suppliers to seek accurate updates on all orders, as well as leading weekly tracking meetings with the internal team to update on all orders. You will be responsible for inputting the information into our Range Plan, and keeping it permanently updated.
Order Process
To accurately raise, amend and maintain all purchase orders and order details in a timely manner when instructed to do so by the team. You will use our internal NAV system whilst cross checking the department Range Plan, and will be responsible for ensuring all information is 100% correct and properly checked before sending to suppliers.
Sample/Swatch Management
You will be responsible for full organisation of the sample and swatch library, from posting/tracking deliveries of samples/swatches to/from suppliers, to ensuring our sample/swatch cupboards are efficiently organised and cleared when necessary, as well as general tidiness of the department as a whole. You will also be expected to pull the relevant/correct samples/swatches for Sign Offs, Fit Sessions/Approvals, Monday Trade, and all other ad hoc meetings. You will also be responsible for providing the press, web and photography teams with the relevant samples as and when required.
Supplier Communication
You will be communicating daily with suppliers, from sending supplier set up forms, retrieving cost prices/product information, posting swatches/dips, sending print/tech packs, to sending the purchase orders. You will also be expected to keep the supplier tracker updated as and when new suppliers are introduced or when T&C’s change, as well as checking supplier invoices and communicating errors when necessary.
Product Execution
You will support the team to ensure the execution of product, in both stores and online, is reflective of the brand vision and standards. This will involve ensuring product copy and photography deadlines are met, as well as sending memo’s to stores when instructed. You will be responsible for checking our website on a weekly basis to ensure imagery and copy is correct, as well as visiting stores and feeding back on VM/other relevant information.

SKILLS, VALUES & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
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A passion and enthusiasm for the Jigsaw brand and what we represent
- Good understanding of the Buying process
- Very strong communication skills
- A keen eye for detail, accuracy and general efficiency
- Ability to multitask and priorities in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to learn new systems and processes quickly
- Flexible and open to change as we grow the business
- Experience using Microsoft Office - Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point

BENEFITS
Holidays 
Life Assurance
Pension
Staff discount - up to 50%
Cycle to work scheme
Subsided lunches
Gym Access
Season ticketloan
Access to Perkbox - Jigsaws benefits provider
Discounted Tastecard
Sample sales