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Fashion Buyer &


Mandarin speaking

Position type: Permanent

Location: London

Salary package: £25,000- £30,000 DOE (depends on experience) + allowance





Our client is one of the largest and powerful ecommerce platforms in China. Our client offers a range of products including 3C (Computer, communication, and consumer electronics), books, household appliances and more. Due to their catalogue variety, competitive prices and high service they have built a reputation and gained a large following of loyal customers.  Thanks to the company’s rapid growth, it attracted various investors and raised an incredible amount of capital for investment. They aim to continue to hold the best talented employees and become a renowned name in the global business.

We are seeking a candidate who is passionate and has a deep understanding of luxury fashion, food and history. The ideal candidate will be optimistic, self-motivated and independent. In addition, the applicant should be familiar with European and Chinese culture and consumer needs.




Ideaboxes Limited is an international recruitment and consultancy agency. It specialises in finding UK businesses experienced Chinese bilingual candidates. Ideaboxes aims to provide outstanding support for businesses and offer professional career advice for Chinese speakers based in the UK. By delivering this service, Ideaboxes can act as a bridge between distinguished employers and high-level job seekers. By recruiting the best Chinese candidates for employers, this will assist in the development of an expanding Chinese market and meet the increasing demand for Chinese speakers in the work place, worldwide.




Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Assist formulating the purchasing according to market research and brand positioning.

  • Create the strategy and product mix for each season.

  • Generate the purchase budget.

  • Participate in ad hoc projects, e.g. product lunch and fashion shows.

  • Support in adjusting the procurement strategy.

  • Build and maintain relationships with European brand suppliers.

  • Responsible for the communication and negotiation with the European fashion brands' suppliers.

  • Provide product knowledge training to sales teams.

  • Assist in new price and merchandise positioning.

  • Analyse data of sales performance, merchandising mix & inventory.

  • Adjust and optimise product category and procurement strategy.

  • Responsible for stock allocation and management.

  • Provide feedback to management team about competitors, new brands and trends.


Ideal Candidate

  • Excellent written/verbal English and Chinese.

  • Proficiency of Italian or French.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills and negotiation expertise

  • Teamwork approach and customer focused.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise.

  • Available to travel.

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, designing or related degree.

  • At least 3 years of international buying experience (Fashion or food industry).

  • Extended experience in fashion retail or B2C Companies.

  • Market and fashion knowledge.

  • Familiar with European and Chinese culture and background.

  • Strong numerical and analytical sense.



Please Note: In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.


Due to the high volume of applicants it is only possible to contact successful candidates within 14 days.

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