Online Buyer

  • 1 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1BA, UK
  • Contract
  • Department: COS

Company Description

COS is a fashion brand for women and men who want timeless, modern, functional and considered design. Offering reinvented classics and wardrobe essentials, we create pieces that are made to last beyond the season. Since launching in 2007 we have opened stores in over 40 countries worldwide, all in carefully considered locations, applying a design concept that preserves the buildings’ original features whilst creating a modern, contemporary space. 


Job Description

Are you looking for a new opportunity within Online Buying? Do you have strong analytical skills with a commercial mindset? Are you passionate about optimising buying opportunities and seeing results?

If so, this could be the role for you. We are now looking for an experienced Online Buyer to join our team within the womenswear department. This role will report into the Head of Online Buying and is offered on a full-time 12-month fixed term contract (maternity cover).

As a Buyer you will be accountable for maximising your department’s sales and profitability. You will execute the best assortment strategy and purchase for our customer considering time, price, quality, and quantity.

  • Work with the buying and design teams; contributing to a well-balanced assortment that reaches the needs of the global digital customer
  • Collaborate with the Head of Department to set the vision and targets, and work towards the best result

  • Partner with the Buying Controllers to align targets and budgets

  • Guide, involve, inspire, and develop Assistant Buyers, challenging them to act with confidence

  • Review, follow-up and evaluate department assortment and selling, taking decisions and actions according to the business needs

  • Guide by follow ups and take actions to reach sales targets. Evaluate, take learnings for future purchase decisions, and increase long-term profitability

  • Collaborate with wider ecommerce, marketing and studio teams to find opportunities to maximise sales

  • Identify areas for improvement and seek out future buying trends, developing, and adapting to new ways of working


  • Previous experience as Buyer/Junior Buyer 
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills combined with the ability to influence
  • Proficient in order quantification
  • Previous experience developing a junior team
  • Strategically minded with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and business sense
  • Experience working with budgets and reacting to trade

Additional Information

Why choose COS?  

When you first join COS we will give you a full training plan in store and access to our E-Learning tool. 

In addition to this you will also receive some fantastic benefits including;  

  • 25% staff discount on all H&M Group brands. 
  • 25 days holiday entitlement. 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • A range of long service benefits. 

Our Culture  
Over the last 10 years we have carefully built a culture where our people are supported, inspired and encouraged to be the best they can. Our brand is creative, forward thinking and modern; choosing longevity over passing trends.  

We set the bar high at COS; we are committed to recruiting great people, offering an environment where talent is recognised and valued. We believe that a diverse workforce plays an important role in the success of COS. We celebrate individual differences and appreciate the contribution that all our colleagues make.  

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