Job Details


Pep and Co Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Plus Benefits

Closing Date

27/03/2018 22:00

Who are we ?

PEP&CO is Britain's fastest-growing family fashion phenomenon, offering a full range of women's, men's and kid’s fashion, with prices starting from as little as £1. Currently launched in 200 locations around the UK, Pep & Co have huge expansion plans with a further 100 shop in shops opening within its sister company Poundland.

Why work for us ?

This role will be based in our PEP & CO Head Office in Watford, although there may be travel involved to Asia and the Far East.


Filled with our vibrant and can-do team, it’s the heart of our company, which showcases our passion and determination to deliver the best we can for our customers: best service, best fashion, and best prices. Working at PEP&CO Head Office is an exciting chance to be at the centre of a dynamic company who value individual ideas and encourage everyone to get stuck in and work together to make PEP&CO a success.

Job role

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Buyer to join our Womenwear Team.

Working with the Head of Buying you will be responsible for sourcing, developing and buying strategically for the department, delivering a commercial range that maximises sales and profit opportunities.

You will support the Head of Buying with delivering the departmental sourcing plan, optimising the best route for product in line with the business area strategy (in conjunction with Design Team, Merchandiser and technology) as well as negotiating with the departmental supplier base to deliver better values, cost prices and lead time.

What skills and experience will you need ?

•Significant experience in a fast-paced Buying role at Buyer level

•Passion for product

•Speed to market – reacting to new trends as quickly as possible

•Knowledge of all the elements that make up the cost of a product

•Understanding of supply chain issues / cost – (e.g. product lead times/ flexibility/ supplier capability)

•Skilled negotiation techniques

•Ability to develop and build a comprehensive product range

•Developing and implementing departmental and Business strategy

•Understanding of packaging and presentation of a product

•Understanding of our brand and sub-brand strategy

•Understanding launch plans, phasing and sale dates

•Ability to put together a comprehensive and clear design brief (in conjunction with designer and QA)

•Ability to review sales data

•Interpersonal / communication skills

•Experience of line management, motivating and developing a team

•Ability to initiate and build strong relationships with Design, Merchandising and QA

•Influencing skills

•Organisational skills