Could you spot the next high street trend on the catwalk in Milan? If the answer’s yes, then come this way into Buying. You’ll have the vision to spot what’s hot and the drive to make it happen. The work’s fast but worth it when you make your mark with your first bestseller.
Buyers ‘get’ what our customers want, before they even know they want it. This sixth sense for style will mean your chosen products will soon be bestsellers.
Starting out as a Buyer’s Admin Assistant, you’ll combine everyday admin with all kinds of decisions that’ll keep your brand ahead of the game. You’ll work across different teams, including Design, Merchandising and Garment Technical, so you will need to be a brilliant communicator. Sharp negotiating skills are key too, as you’ll be cutting deals with suppliers to get your styles at the best costs.
A set of skills that lets you shape your career, your way.
Competition for these roles is intense, so we’re after the most talented, passionate candidates out there. If knowing the latest look to hit the catwalk is what gets you out of bed in the morning, then that could well be you.
Staying on top of trends is what Buying’s all about. And you’ll need a real talent for spotting the ones that count for us.
Commercial smarts matter as much as a creative head. Oh, and you come with ninja admin skills and a way with numbers.
As for experience, you’ll have spent some time working in-store and have at least a 2:2 fashion-related degree or Level 4 fashion qualification.
I think really creatively in my role because of my design background –
it makes me a well-rounded Buyer.
Assistant Buyer, Topman
Are you a denim die-hard, or are shoes your thing? Look after a specific product type in our Core Buying team.
We’re now in more than 500 stores worldwide. So widen your horizons. Take care of our franchise partners. Get to grips with global and share the love in exciting new markets.
One of our biggest growing areas. Be the wholesale partners’ best friend. Select the products that are right for them and their customers. These could be global players so you need to be able to think internationally too.
All of our people share the same Arcadia DNA (our Leadership Expectations) they strive to Be ambitious, Be innovative, Be successful, Be inspirational and Be courageous. They reflect our values and will help you to build the skills and abilities you need to progress your career and drive business growth.
Our Buying teams are at the core of our business, and we have a robust technical offering designed to support you on your journey with us. From technical training on our in-house systems, masterclasses from industry experts and personal development workshops, we give you the tools you need to do your job but you are in charge of driving your own development. At Arcadia you will always be encouraged to take action, be curious and continually develop our career.
Think about the key skills and competencies we are looking for, be ready to say why you want to work for us and why you’ve chosen the role.
Both on Arcadia and the specific
role you’re applying for.
Make sure you use a range of examples to highlight and back up your abilities, we like to hear about anything from work experience, hobbies and skills you have developed during your studies.
Make sure you check your written application and CV for
any mistakes, accuracy and grammar discrepancies.
When you meet us, smile, make lots of eye contact, be positive and most importantly be yourself at all times. You got to this stage because you’re good…remember that!
We love meeting people who are clued up on what we do, and having some great questions prepared is the perfect way for you to show this. Most importantly, ask the questions that matter to you.
Make your application online. All you will need to do at this stage is follow a few simple steps and have the most recent version of your CV ready to upload.
Receive a link to our online assessment and video interview. This includes a series of scenario based questions, the email should provide you with all of the information you need before you start (make sure you check your junk email if you do not receive this).
Meet us in person at an assessment centre. We’ll give you heaps more information on this stage when you get there.
Attend a final stage interview with the brand. We will make sure you have everything you need to nail this!