Careers

Avenue 32 is one of the UK's newest online retailers of accessible designer fashion with carefully selected pieces from the world's leading designers as well as the brightest new labels.

We are always looking for enthusiastic and creative people to join our team. If you are interested in joining Avenue 32, please send your CV to careers@avenue32.com

CURRENT VACANCIES

SENIOR BUYER (WOMENS RTW)

Avenue 32 is looking for an experienced Senior Buyer to manage Womens RTW. Reporting into the Owner and Managing Director, this role requires strong leadership and management skills and a solid understanding of luxury multi brand retailing.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly trade meetings and action relevant points for your department each week.
  • Conduct weekly buying review meetings to discuss strategy & actions for week ahead.
  • Actively manage stock in-season to achieve & exceed sales targets (this includes stock cancellations, swaps, re-orders and returns).
  • Manage the seasonal OTB budget and buy strategy for Avenue32.com with direction from the Fashion Director.
  • Work with the Fashion Director to ensure consistent and coherent buy is done each season.
  • Regularly research and source new designers, brands and products and ensure that Avenue32 is first to market with new products and brands each season. This includes securing exclusive products and brands.
  • Attend fashion weeks and relevant trade shows to build and maintain designer relationships.
  • Responsible for scheduling own appointments & travel during fashion weeks.
  • Responsible for negotiation of terms and conditions with existing and new vendors.
  • Responsible for achieving margin, sales and sell thru targets each season for your department.
  • Ensure right mix of products and brands for site at all times.
  • Maintain awareness of competitors’ position in market.
  • Responsible for accurate pricing across all products on site within your department.
  • Collating trends and presenting buy to rest of team internally and working closely with other areas of the business to ensure the buy is communicated clearly each season.
  • Work closely with PR Manager to organise press days & events each season.
  • Work closely with in-house stylist & copywriter to ensure on-brand representation of products each season.
  • Managing buying team to ensure product lifecycle runs smoothly and critical path is maintained.
  • Conduct informal reviews of team members quarterly and one formal review per year.
Skills and Experience needed:

  • Strong leadership, managerial & communication skills.
  • Graduate degree (or equivalent) and 7 or more years of experience as a fashion buyer in a multi-channel retailer.
  • Proven commercial experience of trading in a fast paced and reactive environment.
  • Proven track record of creating positive impact on business through buying strategy.
  • Strong judgement and decision making skills.
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrate solid understanding of luxury multi brand retailing.
  • Pro-active and able to show initiative to constantly improve Avenue32's offering.
  • Ability to manage budgets and targets.
  • General understanding of Microsoft office, specifically Excel and Powerpoint.

Applications including a cover letter and CV should be sent to careers@avenue32.com with your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line.


BUYER (Accessories, Shoes, Bags, Jewellery & Swimwear)

Avenue 32 is looking for a full-time Buyer to manage the Accessories, Shoes, Bags, Jewellery & Swimwear departments. Reporting into the Senior Buyer, Owner and Managing Director, this role requires a solid understanding of multi brand retailing and cutting-edge luxury fashion.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Senior Buyer to manage the OTB, selection and buy strategy each season.
  • Attend weekly trade meetings and action relevant points for your department each week.
  • Attend weekly buying review meetings to discuss strategy & actions for week ahead.
  • Actively manage stock in-season to achieve & exceed sales targets (this includes stock cancellations, swaps, re-orders and returns).
  • Work with the Senior Buyer to ensure consistent and coherent buy is done each season.
  • Regularly research and source new designers, brands and products and ensure that Avenue32 is first to market with new products and brands each season. This includes securing exclusive products and brands.
  • Attend fashion weeks and relevant trade shows to build and maintain designer relationships.
  • Responsible for scheduling own appointments & travel during fashion weeks.
  • Responsible for negotiation of terms and conditions with existing and new vendors.
  • Responsible for achieving margin, sales and sell thru targets each season for your department.
  • Ensure right mix of products and brands for site at all times.
  • Maintain awareness of competitors’ position in market.
  • Responsible for accurate pricing across all products on site within your department.
  • Collating trends and presenting buy to rest of team internally and working closely with other areas of the business to ensure the buy is communicated clearly each season.
  • Work closely with PR Manager to organise press days & events each season.
  • Work closely with in-house stylist & copywriter to ensure on-brand representation of products each season.
Skills and Experience needed:

  • Graduate degree (or equivalent) and 5 or more years of experience as a fashion buyer in a multi-channel retailer.
  • Strong knowledge of the luxury accessories market preferred.
  • Good communication skills – must be able to work closely with other teams at all times.
  • Strong judgement and decision making skills.
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrate solid understanding of luxury multi brand retailing.
  • Pro-active and able to show initiative to constantly improve Avenue32's offerings.
  • Ability to manage budgets and targets.
  • General understanding of Microsoft office, specifically Excel and Powerpoint.

Applications including a cover letter and CV should be sent to careers@avenue32.com with your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line.


JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER & VIDEO COORDINATOR

Avenue 32 is looking for a junior graphic designer & video coordinator to support our very busy editorial & ecommerce teams. The role will cover a variety of creative projects. You will be designing layouts for editorial features, shoots, newsletters and other elements of the site as well as supporting our marketing department, offering an exciting opportunity to become part of an ever-evolving brand.

Skills and Experience needed:

  • At least 1 – 2 years graphic design experience in the fashion industry for both online as well as print media.
  • Strong computer skills and proficient knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Final Cut.
  • Strong retouching skills on all forms of imagery when required.
  • Competent coding skills in HTML and CSS.
  • Video Creating, Editing and Presentation with use of final cut pro.
  • Ability to design and build global online marketing campaigns.
  • A strong sense of typography and its use across online and offline editorial.
  • Relevant knowledge of the seasonal trends and an ability to translate them into design.
  • Creative flair, originality and eye for detail.
  • We are a very fast paced company so good communication skills and dealing with high pressure situations along with the ability to meet deadlines and accommodate last minute changes is a necessity.
  • Providing creative support to the Editor-In Chief.
  • Proactive and eager to learn and evolve within the brand aesthetic.
  • A keen interest in fashion along with photography, film and more importantly the world of ecommerce.

If you are interested in applying for this role please send a recent cv with a cover letter and a pdf of your portfolio or link to your website to careers@avenue32.com.


FREELANCE PRODUCT COPYWRITER

Avenue 32 is looking for a freelance product copywriter to cover our in-house copywriter on the occasions that she is off.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with our in-house stylist at the photo studio to ensure that product copy is written for all new product on set (can be between 25 and 40 products per day).
  • Follow Avenue 32 product copywriting guidelines to make sure all elements of copy required are covered.
  • Follow Avenue 32 tone of voice to ensure product copy is on brand.
  • Write elevated editorial copy for editors notes, basing styling tips on the styling done by our in-house stylist on set.
  • Complete size and fit and technical details.
  • Ensure measurements are taken according to guidelines for all relevant product.
  • Have customer in mind at all times when you write copy.
Skills and Experience needed:

  • Previous experience writing product copy for a fashion e-trailer essential.
  • Previous experience working for a luxury brand or a fashion magazine preferred.

If you are interested in applying for this role please send a recent cv with a cover letter and a pdf of your portfolio or examples of your work to careers@avenue32.com.


EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP

Avenue 32 is looking for an Editorial Intern. This internship role will include helping our Fashion Assistant to prepare for shoots, liaise with PR companies and efficiently complete pulls and returns. It will also include assisting the Editorial Team with the creation of content for our Social Media platforms, designer bio's and fashion features along with general administrative duties..

Applicants must be proactive, organized, detail-oriented, creative, professional, and have a positive attitude..

The successful candidates will need to have a strong interest in fashion or a fashion-related degree, have accomplished written English skills, and great organisational skills. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign would be beneficial and strong IT skills are essential. Above all, candidates need to be hardworking, enthusiastic and have a great eye for detail; they must be able to handle multiple tasks at once and work well under pressure.

Applications including a cover letter and CV should be sent to careers@avenue32.com with your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line.


CLIENT SERVICES INTERNSHIP

Avenue 32 is looking for a full-time, fixed-term Client Services Intern to be based at our West London Head Office.

This role sits at the centre of the organisation as a high-profile, customer-facing liaison between the Buying Team; Logistics; Client Development and Customer Services.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Client Services team with general tasks and admin support.
  • Working on the order system to process customer orders.
  • 'Walking’ Customer orders through to completion.
  • Providing crucial style and outfit co-ordination advice to customers.
  • Liaising with the warehouse team and courier companies.
  • Facilitating customer returns.

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent communication skills and strong command of English.
  • IT competency: particularly Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written skills.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Personable, approachable and articulate.
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness as part of a small, interdependent and growing team.
  • Interest in and strong knowledge about luxury Womenswear.
  • A natural dedication to service excellence.

Requirements

  • Must be available to work Monday - Friday between 9.30am - 6pm. (Flexible working hours options exist).


Applications including a cover letter and CV should be sent to careers@avenue32.com with your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line.


BUYING & MERCHANDISING INTERN

We are looking for an astute Buying and Merchandising intern to join our fashion team.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the buying and merchandising team with general tasks and admin support
  • Assisting the BAA and Assistant Buyer with managing the product inventory
  • Creating reports / data analysis as and when required
  • Completing in season buying analysis with the merchandiser
  • Completing any other ad-hoc tasks required from buying team; such as trend analysis, competitor research, calling in samples/imagery, booking trips/tickets, managing contacts or liaising with designers alongside the BAA

Skills and Experience

  • Studying related course/relevant industry experience
  • Strong trend analysis for Buying
  • IT competent - particularly Excel, Outlook
  • Excellent written skills
  • Excellent numeracy
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines

Attitude and Understanding

  • Comfortable with change and working at a fast pace
  • Personable, approachable and articulate
  • Passion for online fashion
  • Interest in and strong knowledge about the luxury womenswear market
  • Self-motivated, organised and dedicated
  • Attention to detail and strong presentation skills
  • Innovative and creative, with good commercial acumen
  • Flexible to working and achieving as part of a growing team

Requirements

  • Must be available to work Monday - Friday between 9.30am - 6pm
  • Must be living a reasonable distance from the office

Applications including a cover letter and CV should be sent to careers@avenue32.com with your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line.

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