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Trainee Buyer in Reading

Job description

Trainee Buyer

Location: Reading

Are you a fashion fanatic and want to be part of our growing company? As a Trainee Buyer at
Primark, you’ll play a key role in supporting our buying team in developing products for the latest
have’ trends.

Working closely with the buyers and merchandisers, you’ll be responsible for managing the
department’s critical path to make sure all of our amazing products arrive in store on time and are
up to our high quality standards. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn about the industry
and progress in a buying role.

In a competitive industry, we’re the growing business you can’t hold back. Right now, we’re
expanding across the UK, Europe and US. So, if you’re a computer native, pride yourself on being
organised and have a passion for all things fashion then we need you on board as we continue to

What we’re looking for

Someone with an understanding of fashion and buying. This is a fantastic entrylevel position.
Qualifications in fashion or buying are a plus, as we need you to have:

• Genuine passion. You’ll be an avid fashion follower with a solid interest in product and trends,
always aware of what is happening on the high street, in magazines and on social media. You are
enthusiastic and creative and always open to sharing new ideas.

• Commercial ability. A key part of your role will be taking ownership of the department’s admin
tasks. You have a keen eye for attention to detail and understand the ever
changing needs of our
business and customer.

• Great communication. You are the first point of call for our suppliers over email and phone. You
will be an active part of our departmental and supplier product meetings so great communication
skills are a must.

• Total organisation. In a fast
paced environment, managing the department’s products will be your
domain. Whether it is for meetings, keeping the buying floor organised or managing what is sent to
our online, social and press teams.

• High integrity. We pride ourselves on taking our ethical standards seriously. You will always be
working with our CRS policies in mind.

Why work with us?

As well as giving you a competitive salary, we’ll provide you with a progressive career path. Clear advancement is what we’re all about at Primark.

We’re always open to talking about your development and we offer lots of fantastic training courses to really help you shine. You’ll also have more responsibility than at your average retailer, so you’ll be able to learn quickly.

We’re proud of our friendly culture at Primark. You’ll have the opportunity to get to know some great people in a fast
paced, exciting environment. With our flexible working hours, you can use your time effectively and plan around your schedule.

Plus, we’re well equipped for a healthy lifestyle with our own café, canteen, and gym, as well as a brandnew fitness studio with a variety of classes available.

Extra information

Type of Job
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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