Head of Buying & Merchandising

City of London
£100000 per annum + Competitive six figure salary
05 Apr 2012
03 May 2012
Quest Search and Selection
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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!