Assistant Buyer - Womens Contemporary Fashion at THE ICONIC

Buying, Sydney CBD Hub sydney
Posted 6 days ago

At THE ICONIC, we issue the call to live your way, to liberate yourself from meaningless constraints. It’s time to reach for a better tomorrow, to spend less time searching and more time finding. We are inclusive and inspiring and – as your go-to destination for fashion, sport, beauty and more – we exist to liberate our customers through choice.

Our Buying team works collaboratively to liberate and inspire our customers, selecting the best and latest products from the most desirable brands. THE ICONIC Buyers travel to fashion capitals around the globe to source the best brands and research and predict the up-and-coming trends for our customers. This team is creative, analytical and absolutely customer-focused. With a growth-mindset, they are offered regular Buying Academy workshops, mentoring and up-skilling opportunities to enable all team members to be their best. Our Buying team lives and breathes fashion.

What’s involved...

Trade/ Intake management

    • Assisting Buyer with Monday morning trade analysis/commentary where requested
    • Supporting Buyer to chase in trade opportunities - recuts, colour ups, SMUs 
    • Assists Buyer/ Planner to prepare replen analysis and requests from brands whilst ensuring CA is aware of order set up deadlines
    • Assists with the management of SKU lifecycle/ re-coding 
    • Assists Buyer/ Planner to support with core line management
    • Supports CA to inform Buyer and Planner of any intake risk to LAFC for next 4 - 6 weeks
    • Assists team to hold suppliers accountable for delivery failure (e.g. late deliveries, under deliveries)
    • Confirms and secures late fee payment process with brands


    • Ensures accurate data integrity across all tools including Brand Plan
    • Send weekly / monthly vendor reports to A brands vendors (including WSSI)
    • Reviews best and worst product reports and provides key findings to Buyer
    • Run vendor performance reports for showings and internal meetings
    • Assists Buyer with SWOT analysis 
    • Ability to use all internal systems and manipulate data to assist buyer 
    • Checks all reports for accuracy before handing over to buyer ad/or brand
    • Chase & ensure sustainability attributes are received

Brand management

    • Attend showings, on request of the Buyer, and action follow up notes/ create order profiles for ICONICreate
    • Assists Buyer with contract on-boarding process in Jira for new brand onboarding (Legal/ VM/ Marketing/ Finance) 
    • Vendor markdown and rebate contribution collection
    • Build strong and professionally reciprocal relationships with suppliers


    • Drives go to market strategy for you department, owning and updating documents and presents to wider team
    • Drives weekly sku lists for marketing tiles on site

About you…

  • Assistant Buyer experience in a multi-brand fashion/ retail environment
  • Advanced Excel skills 
  • Thrive on building successful and long term business relationships
  • You're naturally inquisitive with a love for numbers and a strong understanding of how to review and report using Excel
  • A passion for retail! You’re a trend enthusiast and love all things Fashion!
  • You have strong levels of attention to detail and enjoy working in a fast paced environment

Life at THE ICONIC...

Our culture of learning is an environment that supports and encourages the collective discovery, sharing and application of knowledge. This helps us to continually improve, achieve goals and attain new possibilities every day. From our ways of working and collaboration to our growth mindset and sustainable approach, we each add unique value and have an incredible amount of fun doing it! To read more about our purpose, mission and principles, please visit our Careers page:

Additional Information: 

We are committed to providing reasonable arrangements to all individuals participating in our application and interview process, and while performing job functions. If you require any accommodations or adjustments prior to the submission of your application or throughout your interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition team directly: [email protected]