Position - Buyers Assistant

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Buyers Assistant


Spell is considered a leader within the fashion industry, with a distinct and considered connection to the community Spell chooses to operate with best practice, from Ethics & Sustainability, our Supply Chain, through to our Internal Operations. We seek to inspire and innovate in all that we do.


We are seeking a Buyers Assistant who will provide invaluable administrative support to our Head
Buyer to ensure data integrity and accuracy in relation to the end-to-end buying process. This
includes sample management, reporting, management of data entry and competitor insights.



  • Maintain data integrity and accuracy of the buy spreadsheet
  •   Present product performance in business review meetings, reporting on weekly best sellers and make recommendations on opportunities to the Head Buyer
  • Prepare post seasonal review and pricing / buy meeting reports
  • Conduct store visits to monitor and report on competitor activity, research competitors to form educated opinions that contribute to commercial decisions, and review product opportunities and present findings
  • Assist with the construction of a well-balanced range framework inclusive of size curve chart
  • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers on critical path and pricing, as well as liaising with supply chain and production
  • Manage merchandise for special promotions inclusive of Gifting edits - research & present ideas, manage critical path & development of samples
  • Work closely with the Design team to ensure margins are met across product offering
  • Assist with the buying process for external stockists
  • Perform style / colour / price analysis and present findings to Head Buyer
  • Assist with assortment and allocation recommendations, including preparing and maintaining all relevant tools for the assortment planning process
  • Manage inventory levels by SKU to support overall sales and inventory plans, as well as aligning with marketing / promotional strategies
  • Ensure promotions / markdowns are correct in all software programs
  • Establish accurate style information to submit to Production and Wholesale teams
  • Ensure all price changes are rolled out to all channels
  • Maintain all information relating to product launches and product deliveries
  • Manage samples, ensuring they are on time and ready for ranging




We are looking for someone who ideally has a minimum of two years experience as an Assistant Buyer or within the Merchandising function of a Retail business. You will be proficient in MS Office, Google Suite & PLM, as well as having advanced excel skills. Knowledge of Illustrator & NetSuite is preferred.

You will need to have effective negotiation, numerical, critical thinking and analytical skills, with a strong knowledge of OTB. You will possess hands-on product development experience, with a knowledge of fabric, specs, grading and manufacturing of apparel. You will have exceptional organisational, planning and time management skills, as well as a strong attention to detail and a passionate interest in sustainability.


Ideally you will have a relevant degree qualification. You will enjoy working as part of a team, but you're able to work independently at times and prioritise your own workload, as well as having the ability to be self-motivated and focused on the job at hand.



  • Finish at 3pm on Fridays
  • Generous staff discounts
  • Beautiful open plan office                      


Please apply directly to our HR Team by sending your applications via our careers email at careers@spell.co for further information on the role please refer to our website https://aus.spell.co/pages/careers


At Spell our vision is to inspire, beautifully - in harmony with people and planet and we are committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity for all.