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TRENDING – Are you looking for something new and challenging in your career?

TRENDING – Are you looking for something new and challenging in your career?

about 3 years ago

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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.