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Job Role: Trainee Buyer

Company Info:

Imagine turning raw fabric into the Season’s hottest dress. Or bulk-buying a trend before our competitors even know it exists. And how much of a buzz would it be to see one of your designs on your favourite celeb, in your favourite magazine?

Your career at Next will be full of satisfying moments like these. To make them happen, just apply for one of our trainee roles at our Leicester Head Office.

From super-creative Buyers to super-logical Merchandisers, each position is suited to different skillsets and different personalities. They do have a couple of things in common though: ongoing, high-quality training and a clear career ladder that can take you all the way to the top of Britain’s biggest fashion retailer.

While there are loads of opportunities for our trainees, places are limited. So you’ll need more than just the right background. We want to be convinced that you’ve got a real desire to be part of our ’Next’ generation. If that’s you, we can offer you a great future. Come and join us.

Job Description:

This role’s as creative as it is commercial. So you’ll need a mind as sharp as your dress sense. What’s more, our reputation for amazing training makes these roles among the most sought-after in the industry.

So what will you actually be doing?

You’ll spot what’s on trend. Then you’ll collaborate with designers, merchandisers and technologists to create balanced ranges that fly through our doors and into our customers’ wardrobes.

It’ll be no stroll down the catwalk. Customer profiles, margins, key colours, trends and fabrics all need considering, all the time. Then there’s the negotiating. You’ll secure the best possible price from suppliers, before presenting your ranges to Managers and Directors.

Who’s right for the job?

Someone who’s as passionate about profit margins as they are about colour palettes. And talking of colours: no shrinking violets. You’ll need confidence and great communications skills to sell your vision. Finally, with so many conflicting priorities, being able to keep cool under pressure is a must. A fashion-based degree would also come in handy.

Take a chance