“I have made some amazing friends since I joined the Group.”
Why did you apply to work for us?
My previous experience was working in London for River Island and Arcadia, boohoo was storming the online retail market and I wanted to be a part of its success story.
What’s the best thing about working for us?
The people. I have made some amazing friends since I joined the Group. Also the rewards and benefits they offer.
How would you describe the culture?
WORK HARD, PLAY HARD!
No day is the same at boohoo, we are a ‘Fast Fashion’ brand and the pace in which we work mirrors that title. The brand has loads of energy and is a fun place to work.
What do you get up to in your role? What makes it different compared with other similar roles you’ve had?
The thing that makes boohoo different is the test and repeat model that the brand is built on, with that comes low risk & it means the buyers are really not restricted with what they land on site. This is the main point of difference between working at boohoo and my previous roles, we review every style that lands on site and work with suppliers to repeat and build those styles into our best sellers.
I have a fab team under me and a huge part of my role is to guide, influence, train and develop them into strong merchandisers.
Alongside all the above, myself and my buyer are responsible for trading the department making sure all our key KPIs are hit on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.
Keeping best sellers in stock & making sure we have a good flow of new styles landing on site to keep us looking competitive in an already competitive market.
How has your career developed since you’ve worked here?
Since joining boohoo I have worked across three areas, I started on Tops moved over to Knits and Jackets to help plan their AW season then into spring moved on to Dresses.
It’s really important and great for your development working across different product areas, you are exposed to different supply bases and different ways of working.
I have also been included in various projects across the business which has increased my exposure with other functions and peers.
What’s been your biggest achievement/proudest moment so far?
My promotion from Merchandiser to Senior Merchandiser
What makes someone successful here?
To be successful within boohoo you need to put in the work and your efforts will be recognised and rewarded.
What do you think makes us unique as an employer?
Evolving, agile and still got so much to conquer.
Describe working here in 3 words.
Fun. Fast Paced. Energetic.