Meet Niamh. Buyer.
I’ve worked in Primark for 7 years and loved it from the get go. There’s an energy and innovation that you feel from the moment you walk in the door. I don’t have a background in fashion, but you don’t really need one to thrive. Just a passion for it.
No 9-5 here
The beauty of buying is that there is no typical day. From meeting suppliers to range-building meetings with designers, you’re pretty much doing something different all the time. I find myself identifying new trends, extracting information from the different regions, travelling the world on sourcing trips and energising existing ranges for the next season. But what’s the one thing all of these have in common? We do them as part of a team.
You own your development here. But Primark facilitates it. It gives you the tools and opportunities to reach out to people. There’s so much knowledge and talent to tap into. For me, that’s how I’ve managed to grow in my time here. Whenever it’s been time for me take that next step, I’ve been ready because I’ve already laid the proper foundations. Flexible working helps too. When you can manage your own time with the support of the company, it creates a culture where anything is possible. That makes a big difference.
An exciting future
I’m part of the Homewares team, an area of huge focus for us right now. It’s a really exciting department to work for because we’re constantly creating new products for it. I feel like I’m part of a team that’s opening up new possibilities and opportunities for the rest of us at Primark. It’s just such an exciting journey to be on and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
There’s an energy and sense of innovation here that you just feel straight away.
Other reasons to join
Your experience at Primark is about so much more than your job. It’s also about our people and our culture. Our beliefs as a business and our aims for the future. It’s about all the exciting, empowering, amazing things that make us who we are – and you who you are.
Ollie attended the Fashion Retail Academy in London. Everything he learned came together when he took a Primark internship. And he hasn’t looked back.
I always knew I’d leave my home town eventually to explore further afield.
I did a degree in Fashion Marketing Management before getting into Visual Merchandising at Primark.
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