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Buying Internship - 12 Months

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • London

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  • You need to be passionate, organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Excellent time management, communication, and PC skills are a must. Positive and ready for new challenges!
  • You will provide administrative support, manage critical path, liaise with suppliers, organize samples, assist with trade meetings, analyze market trends, and handle courier packages in a fast-paced buying internship at White Stuff.


  • You will have a passion and enthusiasm for product and a keen interest in our product categories. You’ll have the ability to multitask and work independently in a fast-paced environment both in the office and from home. It’s essential to have a keen eye for detail and accuracy and you need to have amazing time management, communication, and organizational skills.
  • A passion and enthusiasm for product.
  • Ability to multitask and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy is essential
  • Amazing time management, communication, and organisational skills
  • Understanding of the Buying cycle and the Critical Path process
  • PC literate - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • A positive can-do approach to new challenges


  • Providing full administrative support to the Buying Team
  • Taking ownership of the departmental Critical Path and working with suppliers to make sure key dates are both understood and met
  • Working closely with internal and external functions such as Merchandising, Design, Garment Techs, Creative, VM and Suppliers
  • Liaising with suppliers to manage fit sessions, arrange samples and provide fit comments
  • Responsible for collating and organising daily approvals and communicating comments to suppliers
  • Managing, labelling, logging, organising and keeping track of all samples from concept to production stages
  • Assisting with Monday Trade meeting preparation with a basic understanding of Trade reports and actions
  • Preparation for product reviews and sign offs, ensuring all samples arrive on time and are available and set up as required
  • Carrying out comparative shop reports to develop and maintain knowledge of the current marketplace
  • Responsible for sending out courier packages


What will be the main responsibilities of a Buying Intern during this 12-month internship?

The main responsibilities will include running the administration of the department, managing product ranges, ensuring they align with White Stuff’s brand vision, managing Critical Paths for product development and production, and ensuring deadlines are met.

What skills and qualities are required for this Buying Internship position?

We are looking for candidates with a keen eye for detail, accuracy, strong organizational skills, ability to work in a team, and a passion for the fashion industry.

Will the Buying Internship involve any opportunities for learning and development?

Yes, during the 12-month internship, you will have opportunities for learning and development, including gaining experience in product range management, Critical Path management, and administration of the department.

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Mission & Purpose

White Stuff is a multi-channel brand with a strong heritage and values. Established in 1985 we have now grown to over 130 shops and concessions in the UK and internationally, selling women’s, men’s and children’s clothing as well as beautiful accessories and home ware. Our original prints, intricate details and considered design touches reflect our personality and make us subtly distinctive. We’re a sociable, talented and like-minded bunch here at White Stuff, proud to be part of such a great brand, and passionate about our customers. We believe people are at the heart of our business, so we’re committed to building and sustaining a sense of community and togetherness, where everyone feels like they’re part of something special. Growing at White Stuff: We want to make sure there are numerous opportunities for our people to learn and grow. Our focus is enabling our people to develop personally and professionally through a combination of great conversations with your manager, supportive tools, and both internal and external training that supplements learning within your role. Benefits and Perks: At White Stuff we are a supportive family. We pride ourselves on working together to grow and evolve in a creative environment that’s so much more than just a place to work. Our surroundings matter, as do our values, that’s why we offer colleague discount on our lovely products, social events to bring everyone together and volunteering days to help our teams support what matters to them. Doing Good Stuff: We’re dependable sorts at White Stuff, we want to make a meaningful difference to the world around us. It’s not just words, we’ve made some solid commitments to improve the world we live in. From our charity partners and our people, to our supply chain and our environment, doing good stuff runs through the heart of everything we do.