Brown Thomas Retail Opportunities

Position Description

Beauty Buying & Merchandising Assistant
Location Head Office, South Anne Street, Dublin
ID 3405
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At Brown Thomas Arnotts, our Vision is to Reinvent Retail. Our purpose is that we exist to imagine and create a sustainable future and our values are at the heart of everything we do in that we Always go above and beyond, Do the right thing and Drive creativity and innovation. Creating an exceptional experience for our customers is key to our brand success and ensuring that our customer is at the forefront of everything that we do


Our Beauty Buying department are looking for an experienced Buying & Merchandising Assistant to join their team on a fixed term contract. This opportunity will support the Brown Thomas & Arnotts Beauty Buying Teams. Our Beauty halls are a very important part of our business and we are looking for a Beauty enthusiast with Buying Experience.

  • To manage the product data capture / Purchase order entry for the department in conjunction with the Buyer

  • To ensure that initial purchases and allocations are correct, and to ensure accuracy and maintenance to achieve the budgeted sales, margin and stock objectives.

  • To manage continuity orders in conjunction with the Buyer

  • Maintain the system in respect of cost price, selling price and currency changes

  • Coordinate the supply chain from vendor to warehouse and into store

  • Develop close relationships with Suppliers and internal stakeholders such as Retail Operations, Logistics & Finance teams

  • To help determine the replenishment parameters for supplier to warehouse/store and in conjunction with sales floor display stocks and review with the Buyer

  • To set up promotions in conjunction with the Buyer, Retail Operations & Marketing teams

  • To assist the Buyer in reporting for the department

  • To keep up to date with trends and competitors in the market place for the relevant group/department and all adjacent categories


  •  1-2 years’ experience within a Buying office

  •  Advanced level in excel this is essential to applying for this role.

  •  Disciplined and organised with the ability to work in a fast paced environment

  •  Energetic, enthusiastic and not afraid of hard work

  •  Good time management with the ability to prioritise tasks

  •  Effective influencing skills and the ability to work comfortably with various levels and departments

  •  A passion for Beauty


Our City Centre based Head Office is close to all forms of transport and surrounded by many shops, parks and beautiful restaurants.

Team discount is offered across Brown Thomas, Arnotts and our Concession partners

Wellbeing initiatives; EAP Scheme, Tax Saver Commuter, Bike to Work, Local Discounts



We Drive Creativity and Innovation:  Creativity runs through our veins and fuels everything we do. We are an enterprising team that thinks outside the box to bring new ideas to life and to create unrivalled experiences designed for our customers and our world. Fostering a culture of innovation, we keep ahead of the rest while growing sustainably.

We Go Above and Beyond:  As agents of change within our industry we set the standard, always leading, never imitating. We love to go where others haven't and thrive on sharing our knowledge and expertise. We work to surpass expectations, inspiring everyone who comes in to contact with our brands.

We Do the Right Thing:  We respect our world and everyone we interact with. Acting with decency, honesty and transparency, we strive to ensure that everything we contemplate or do, contributes to a sustainable future. Embracing diversity and inclusivity we build trust among our customers, partners, communities and with each other

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