All our department stores and Waitrose food shops set out to meet all our customers’ needs for fashion and food, offering choice, quality and a variety of prices in every category.
It’s thanks to our buyers and those providing sales support at our London headquarters that our stores have the right goods at the right time, and are able to offer them to our customers at competitive prices.
Why should you become a buyer in the John Lewis Partnership? Because the variety of merchandise we sell is formidable, and it’ll be down to you to source the assortment of goods that sustains our reputation as the place where shoppers have everything at their fingertips.
Buyers are responsible for sourcing and managing their own assortment.
Assistant Buyers assist the Buyer in maintaining optimum levels of stock in order to maximise sales, giving a high standard of service to our branches.
Merchandisers effectively manage our stock and suppliers by forecasting and planning support for all aspects of sales, profit and assortment profile.
Space Planners provide ongoing analysis to drive effective management and utilisation of space. They also provide retail operations and shops with guidelines for space allocation and assortment layout.
Merchandise / Buying Assistants assist the Merchandisers and Buyers.
To find out more about the role of a Buyer at John Lewis, and to see how they work with the merchandising team, see our 'Buyer/Merchandiser; which role's for you' video.
Would you make a good buyer?
Click here to link through to The Fashion Retail Academy website. The FRA educates and trains people aged 16+ for a career in fashion retail, training them in areas such as merchandising, buying, customer service, visual merchandising, marketing and PR and branding.