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ASOS Buying Administrator Apprenticeship




The role:                                                       Buying Administrator Apprentice
Where is it based:                                         Greater London House, Mornington Crescent, London
The hours:                                                     9.00am – 5.30pm (Monday to Thursday)
                                                                      9.00am – 5.00pm (Friday)

ASOS burst on to the scene in 2000 and hasn’t looked back. We are the UK’s number one fashion and beauty destination, and as a recent survey showed, we are the second most visited fashion website on the planet.
We ship to over 190 countries and also have specific sites targeting the USA, French and German, Italian and Australian markets. With much excitement we opened our office in Sydney in January 2012 and New York in September 2012, France and Germany following soon after. This is all part of our strategy, which we call ASOS Future.
Our ambition is to be the world’s no.1 online fashion brand for 20-somethings, having set ourselves a target to reach £1bn annual sales by 2015. Therefore it is really important to us that we continue to attract top talent across the globe to help us realise our goals.

The ASOS Way

We do things a certain way – The ASOS Way.  It’s our DNA and runs through every single thing we do here  –  it defines who we are, what we do and how we do it. Some things change, these don’t. 

We are Passionate; we are proud to be a part of ASOS, we always give our best and we celebrate our  successes.

We are Customer Obsessed; we know our customers love fashion and we understand what they want,  we know our stuff inside and out, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We Restlessly Innovate; we don’t stand still, we give it a go and we’re brave.

We are Collaborative and Respectful; We work together to get the job done, we grow ideas from  within, we make things happen and we do the right thing.

People are the future of our business and we have really big ideas. We know we need people who can turn  these ideas into reality – it’s our people that make the difference.

The Role: 

As a Buyers Administrator you will be providing administrative support and assistance to your Buying team.  You will be responsible for raising and managing purchase orders through to gold seal stage. Attention to detail is key when checking details such as selling price, shipment dates and product attributes. You will also  be responsible for maintaining a critical path to ensure that each key date in the supply process is met by the supplier. 

Maintenance of the sample library and chasing samples is a daily task. Building relationships and liaising with Production, PR and Garment Technology is essential in order to keep track of all samples under your area so you must be confident in your communication skills. 

You will need to be super organised and able to prioritise your workload effectively as you will be supporting the team by preparing any paperwork and product needed for meetings as well as undertaking ad-hoc duties as required.

Skills and experience you will need:

We are passionate about our people; they’re the future of our business, which is why we invest time and effort in recruiting the perfect match! Our employees are passionate about ASOS, their role and the overall success of the company. We are all motivated to drive our own success and achieve individual objectives. Communication is key to any role here as our employees continually build relationships at all levels across the business. We’re fast paced, so all employees need to able to adapt to change pretty quickly, be enthused and excited about what’s around the corner for us.

• Preferably previous experience working in the fashion industry. 

• Awareness of current trends and what is happening in retail. 

• High organisation skills, able to use initiative and to work in pressurised environment. 

• Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately with colleagues, suppliers and others at all levels 

• Keen attention to detail. 

• Computer literate able to use both word and excel applications. 

• Numeracy competent – at least grade C GCSE maths

To apply for this role, please submit your CV to apprenticeship@fashion-enter.com and confirm your date of birth.

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