Buyer Tailoring and Occasions

Location
London
Salary
Market related
Posted
17 Oct 2016
Closes
14 Nov 2016
Ref
AW55243/001
Contact
Aaron Wallace
Function
Buyer
Sector
Womenswear
Job Type
Temporary

We are looking for a Buyer – Tailoring and Occassionwear on a 9-12 month FTC Maternity Cover.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

  • To be responsible for the selection and development of an optimum range and to maximise sales and profitability

  • To ensure through effective relationships with design that new trends are identified and included in the range as appropriate

  • Through working with merchandising, ensure the range is balanced and commercial whilst managing risk

  • To develop and negotiate with supply base to achieve better cost, lead time and quality

  • To build own trend awareness through inspiration shopping and other mediums; constantly look for new sources of trend inspiration

  • To work with your Design partner and utilise internal resources to increase trend knowledge

  • Is able to translate awareness into the brands handwriting

  • Is able to demonstrate a broad business and commercial acumen and contribute to the strategic business direction

  • Responsible for development and performance management of current teams

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    ABOUT YOU

  • Currently working at a Buyer Level with extensive exposure on a non-clothing department for a fashion retailer

  • Ability to raise own profile within the business by developing relationships with internal and external suppliers and management team

  • Experience in assessing supply base, developing suitable suppliers towards strategic suppliers/partners

  • Ability to delegate effectively and monitor progress of more junior team members