Buyer`s Assistant | Melbourne Head Office

Posted on 09-Jan-2018
Application Close Date: 08-Feb-2018
Job Details
Melbourne Head Office
Position Type:
Permanent Full Time
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With a portfolio comprised of Australia's most iconic and beloved brands - Diana Ferrari, Williams, Mathers and Colorado - Fusion Retail Brands is the custodian of Australia's favourite footwear and apparel. Drawing on over 150 years of history and experience, our brands are fixtures of the Australian retail landscape, renowned for their quality products and ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction. 

Dedicated to growth, excellence and evolution, our success is predicated on connecting with consumers in authentic and unexpected ways, while remaining true to the rich heritage of each of our brands. 

Progressive and forward thinking, we continue to evolve employing over 1,500 people throughout our Support Office in Port Melbourne and 190+ stores nationally.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and pro-active Buyer's Assistant to join the Williams team assisting in all aspects of the buying process across women's footwear. Reporting to the Buyer –Williams Ladieswear, you will utilise your well-developed administrative skills and demonstrate a genuine passion for working with product.


About the role

Your primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Managing end-to-end order process from range plan to orders to follow up and delivery
  • Maintaining reporting systems in Merchandising System (Retek)
  • Accurately registering product, raising purchase orders and invoices
  • Maintaining effective relationships and regular communication with suppliers to ensure delivery schedules are met
  • Managing the sample process in conjunction with the Product Developers
  • Collating information and organise photography samples for the product guide
  • Influencing category assortments by assisting with the analysis of product performance, customer and store feedback, competitive landscape and market knowledge/trends
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of the Buy Plan from the Range Plan
  • Conducting size-curve analysis
  • Preparing and distributing weekly sales reports and any other reports as required
  • Supporting the Buying team with administrative needs
  • Developing and  implementing efficient processes within Buying department


The successful candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Business or Fashion
  • 2+ previous experience in a Buyer's Assistant role or in an administrative capacity within a buying team
  • Previous experience with Retek (desired) or similar Merchandising system
  • A passion for developing a career in buying
  • High attention to detail, strong organisational skills and ability to multi-task…this is a fast paced environment!
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong numerical and problem solving skills
  • High resilience and initiative

Please be advised that only short listed candidates will be contacted.