almost 2 years ago
I think it’s safe to say there are a few Instagram accounts that have kept us entertained in lockdown, the brains behind @life_of_a_buyer @thismerchlife @lifeofabaa. They are genius! Are you following them?
It couldn’t be more spot-on with its posts recently and I think this pandemic has got a lot of us thinking, are we valued in our workplace? Is this the right career for me?
I’m primarily from a buying background myself, having spent 7 years in the industry but have spent the last 18 months in recruitment for head office roles.
I felt stumped at thinking, what could I possibly do next!? Taking an interim nanny job I wrote down the pros and cons of what I liked about buying and what my skill set was, you’d be surprised the amount that crosses over with other careers!
Personally, I loved building relationships with my suppliers, managing a team and working within fashion/clothing. What do you love? Does it cross over with any of the below?
We have a number of Account Manager roles across Childrenswear, Ladieswear, Menswear & Athleisure which involve:
- Liaising with the production teams, buyers and factories
- Maintaining and nurturing relationships with clients
- Daily Liaison with Design teams on product and development for customers
- Negotiation on pricing and deliveries
- Monitoring sales, ensuring ranges are properly represented, request and analyse sales data, prompting re-orders
See it's very similar but these roles also give you the opportunity to challenge yourself on new skills such as bringing on new clients and e-tailers on an international scale! Clients we work for are now looking for candidates with a buying background as they have expertise in range building, understanding what the customer wants and having expertise in their area.