Buying Administration Assistant | Sydney

Posted on 08-Nov-2017
Application Close Date: 29-Nov-2017
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
Australian Resident
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We are looking for a buying assistant who will support the Katies brand in providing women with fashionable and wearable clothing that is flattering, affordable and fit their every day. You are passionate about womenswear fashion and eager to develop a career in buying. Join us to be a global market leader as our brands change the perception of fashion.


Your New Career

As a Buying Administration Assistant, you are an integral part of the buying team, supporting all aspects of the buying cycle. You are hard-working and pro-active. You are known to be a quick, eager learner who is methodical in their approach, uses common sense to make decisions and who isn't afraid to ask questions. Responsibilities include:


  • Sample management; assisting with maintenance of artwork, lab dips, strike offs, bulk fabric quality and trims from pre-production to photoshoots
  • Raise purchase orders
  • Administration of order management processes
  • Support the Assistant Buyer with critical path management
  • Liaise with Allocators and Planners to ensure all changes have been actioned and that the system is accurate
  • Establish yourself as a key point of contact for queries within the Buying and Production departments
  • Ensure records are accurate and up-to-date


Our ideal candidate has had exposure to the working environment of a retail head office before and has an understanding of the workload the role entails. Alternatively you possess practical experience within a production environment to hit the ground running. You will have excellent computer skills to pick up systems and processes quickly and can be flexible to re-prioritise time and responsibilities. To be successful, you have the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team. A fashion relevant qualification and understanding of retail production is preferable.


Your New Destination

Katies is an iconic Australian brand delivering inspired and versatile fashion for the feminine woman. No matter the day, the occasion, where they go or what they do, Katies believes in providing the inspiration and the outfits to help our women shine. We currently have in excess of 150 stores nation-wide and a growing online presence, with aggressive growth plans for the future.  Specialty Fashion Group is an ASX leading, specialty apparel retailer with over 1,000 stores and 7,000 Team Members across Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & the USA. SFG are all about game changers who are customer centric. If this is you get in contact with our talent team who are waiting to connect with you!