A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Buyer to join the Head Office team of a premium fashion retailer. This role will be based within the womens footwear team.
Best known for its high quality product and attentive customer service, the company is currently looking to recruit high calibre candidates with the aim to add further value to its existing Buying team.
Working at Buyer level, your key objective will be to successfully plan, source and develop an innovative and trend led range. Taking sole responsibility for your area, you will work to ensure that the final range both meets the customers needs and is highly profitable to the business. You must be currently working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level to be considered, and be a strong team-leader and communicator with a strong knowledge and demonstrable experience in relevant product areas.
Keys duties will include:
Working closely with the Design and Technical team to develop an innovative and trend led range across womens footwear.
Working to source the best products at the best prices using confident negotiations in order to achieve and exceed the set margin targets.
Managing existing supplier relationships as well as develop new ones through effective sourcing and buying trips abroad.
Taking part in regular review meetings to ensure the critical path is followed through.
Completing regular competitor visits in order to ensure you stay ahead of what key competitors are doing, whilst also identifying their key strengths and incorporating these within your own range.
Actively training and developing more junior members within the team.
The successful candidate will:
Currently be working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level, for a reputable fashion retailer
Have experience working across Ladies Non-Clothing with relevant knowledge of footwear
Be confident when working with suppliers, negotiating the best prices and travelling overseas for supplier and development trips
Have an indepth knowledge of the current market, catwalk trends and customer favourites.
Be passionate about product, buying and developing a long term career within a reputable business.
If you are currently working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level, with experience across footwear and are now keen to take on a new challenge; this could be a great move for you.
In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package along with the opportunity of building a long term and progressive career working for a leading fashion retailer.
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