“I am constantly learning from people and feel like I get to be involved in a lot of different opportunities.”
Why did you apply to work for us?
I applied to work at Karen Millen as the opportunity to work for such a heritage brand delivering quality product each season was really exciting. Being part of the Group, working in a fast-paced environment at the forefront of the industry was a challenge that I really wanted to take on.
What’s the best thing about working for us?
The best thing about working for Karen Millen/boohoo is being part of such a creative, talented and dynamic team. I am constantly learning from people and feel like I get to be involved in a lot of different opportunities.
How would you describe the culture?
I feel like the culture is all about working hard and having fun whilst you do it!
What do you get up to in your role? What makes it different compared with other similar roles you’ve had?
Unlike other assistant roles I get to be involved in all aspects of buying and the business. At Karen Millen/boohoo I am also lucky enough to be able to travel to see suppliers and see new places. I love working on the product development side of things and then all the processes following on to ensure that quality product is delivered effectively and efficiently. Each day I am always doing something a little bit different which keeps things exciting.
How has your career developed since you’ve worked here?
I started as a Buying Admin Assistant when Karen Millen was still new to boohoo and we had such a small team. I got to help out on all departments before settling on knitwear. After 16 months I was promoted to Assistant Buyer on Soft Wovens which has been such an exciting transition, to learn not only a new role but about different kinds of products too.
What’s been your biggest achievement/proudest moment so far?
Being voted by my peers as the buying representative on the Junior Leadership Team. Receiving the promotion to Assistant Buyer.
What makes someone successful here?
I think being able to work as part of a team is imperative to success at boohoo. Communication is key and actively encouraged, working in such a fast-paced environment it is important to be adaptable.
Describe working here in 3 words.
Dynamic, Challenging and Rewarding