Head of Buying & Merchandising

Location
City of London
Salary
£100000 per annum + Competitive six figure salary
Posted
05 Apr 2012
Closes
03 May 2012
Ref
Q85800
Contact
Quest Search and Selection
Function
Buyer
Job Type
Permanent

This leading international Footwear brand is currently looking to appoint a Head of Buying and Merchandising to oversee its rapidly expanding International team.

The ideal candidate will come from a Footwear background with a recognised retailer and will be responsible for:

  • Providing leadership and strategic vision to all aspects of the Category, with revenue and profitability as the top priority
  • Strategic planning and visioning, leadership and team management, influence, communication
  • Developing monthly forecasts of sales and inventory for all basic and fashion styles and developing strategies to meet financial goals for multiple categories
  • Partnering and influencing strategic planning and budgeting processes with the General Manager through Category strategy
  • Leading, motivating, energising and directing the Category team
  • Driving a balanced, effective product assortment that meets or exceeds revenue targets and growth
  • Communicating Category strategies, vision and business results to senior leadership, category leadership, business unit leadership and field teams
  • Setting financial standards and goals for the category team and ensuring consistent execution, process and accountability
  • Driving Merchandising plans and strategies that support seasonal key stories, initiatives and promotions

If successful, you will be rewarded with a strong tax free salary & package and a truly life changing experience!