Senior Buying Assistant

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Job Description


Location | Head Office, Tottenham Court Road, London

Working style | Hybrid


About Love & Roses…

Love & Roses is a boutique-inspired brand born in London. Brought to life through friendships old and new, Love & Roses celebrates life’s little moments, with modern, feminine pieces, thoughtful details and feel-good prints, beautifully designed for every day and endless occasions.

Explore a treasure trove of timeless, trending silhouettes in effortless collections, curated edits and unforgettable collaborations, that you can wear now, style later and cherish always. Every fashion story is beautiful. Let yours begin.

A little about the role

We are currently recruiting for a passionate and experienced Senior Buying Assistant to join our rapidly growing brand, Love & Roses. You will be responsible for supporting and assisting the buying and merchandise teams with efficient administrative support, and play a supportive role in delivering an inspirational, authoritative and profitable assortment. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to develop your career.

You will be…

  • Managing the Critical Path liaising with the Buying and Merchandising team to ensure a smooth product journey from start to finish. You will be responsible for keeping on top of key dates, whilst working collaboratively with your team and other key stakeholders in the business
  • Responsible for managing all samples for your department including Shoots, Marketing and Fits
  • Conducting regular competitor shopping reports, presenting back to the Buying & Design Team to gain insight into current retail activity and fashion trends
  • Accurately and efficiently updating information into our buying system
  • Supporting the Buying team with Monday trade meetings, demonstrating knowledge of the best and worst sellers, thereby understanding how to potentialise and reduce sales risks

Your talent…

  • You’ve been a Buying Assistant in fashion or retail before so you know the ropes
  • As well as working in a team you’re self-motivated, passionate and driven when it comes to working solo too
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills to confidently manage the Critical Path.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of current seasons’ bestsellers and competitor key trends along with an awareness of trends on social media and a strong eye for product
  • If there’s a problem you’re the first to find a creative solution
  • Helpful and approachable with a positive outlook no matter what
  • We’re all about working as a team, we need collaborators who discuss, listen and agree together
  • When the pressure’s turned up,  you’re resilient and can figure out the best course of action
  • You share our passion for fashion
  • You’re more than happy presenting your ideas to a group confidently and clearly

What we can do for you…

  • 25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy, GAP and Victoria’s Secret products & 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Hot deals and exclusive offers from over 3,500 retailers through Perks At Work
  • We recognise hard work with our company performance-based bonus
  • Life Assurance
  • Join our Next Sharesave Scheme
  • Digital GP Service for help at home
  • Lesson the impact with our Annual Travel Card Loan
  • Never miss a package and with Direct to Desk delivery
  • Bag a bargain at our sample sales
  • Hybrid & flexible working across the business to support your work-life balance
  • Learn, develop and grow with our personal development plans
  • Enjoy more time with friends and family with Early Bank Holiday finishes
  • Join in the fun with our year-round office events

Diversity & Inclusion

At Lipsy Group we recognise that our differences are what make us who we are. We want people to want to work for us and be their true selves. We are dedicated to attracting and developing a talent team, and recognise that all unique backgrounds and experiences contribute to our future success.

We want to create an inclusive and inspiring environment where individuals feel valued and respected, and where people can achieve their full potential and be their very best, whoever they are.


We believe that wellbeing is having the opportunity to achieve your full potential, cope with day to day pressures, be productive and thrive in all aspects of your life. We encourage a culture that promotes and enables us all to achieve positive wellbeing, by focusing on mental, physical and financial health.


Lipsy is a young fashion brand that’s fast moving & constantly evolving to remain ahead of the style game! Bringing fresh and innovative designs that make our customers look (and feel) amazing. From ‘jeans & a nice top’ to wear everywhere knitwear and not forgetting our show-stopping occasion and bridal dresses.

Originally founded in London in 1988 we were acquired by Next in 2008 and between us we have access to an engaged audience of over 4 million consumers globally.


  • 25% off most NEXT, MADE*, Lipsy*, Gap* and Victoria’s Secret* products (*when purchased through NEXT)
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Hot deals and exclusive offers from over 3,500 retailers through our online benefits platform
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Early VIP access to sale stock via Direct to Desk
  • Life assurance
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Annual Travel Card Loan
  • Sample Sales
  • Fantastic L&D opportunities
  • Flexi-Hour Scheme
  • Direct to Work – Discount online and instore, collect your items the next day for free from your place of work or local store
  • Support Networks – Access to Network Groups to empower and celebrate each other
  • Wellhub – Discounted flexible monthly gym memberships, with apps, PT sessions and more
Conditions apply to all benefits. These benefits are discretionary and subject to change.
We aim to support all candidates during the application process and are happy to provide workplace adjustments when necessary. Should you need support with your application due to a disability or long-term condition, feel free to get in touch with us by email (please include ‘Workplace Adjustments’ in the subject line), or call us on 0207 436 2000 and leave a voicemail.

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