Womenswear Buyer

City of London
£40000 - £47000 per annum + Benefits
18 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Rebecca Cannell
Job Type
We have partnered with a luxury business seeking a branded Womenswear Buyer to join their growing team.

Key Responsibilities;

The role will support the Buying & Merchandising Director to help define and execute the Womenswear buying strategy. You will work with our boutiques and internal team to manage the selection of product to The Brand to both drive sales, capitalize on opportunity and manage risk/costs.
The buying team aims to support the online growth of our boutique partners through strategic planning of brands on The Brand, identifying gaps and opportunities within categories and identify new brands ahead of and in line with competitors.
The womenswear buyer will be primarily focused on the Non-Apparel division whilst remaining malleable across all other categories
What You'll do:
*Identify growth opportunities within the product range
*Support boutiques for strategic buying, in line with their specific profile; as well as providing insights on new products and brands
*Work alongside merchandising to plan and forecast brands potential and identify key boutiques to realise growth
*Help support and direct brand partnerships by identifying opportunity with representation in product gaps
*Work with Business Development and Account Management to implement product merchandising plans
*Support visual merchandising strategy that aims to show the right product at the right time
*Provide marketing teams with product selection as necessary, notably for email and social activities
*Drive new website ideas to increase merchandising performance and work with product team to implement
*Represent The Brand fashion identity at market in showrooms, trade fairs and shows
Who You Are:
*Experience as a buyer with merchandising experience in a multi-brand environment
*Great understanding of womenswear fashion product, with knowledge and feel for what works and how to grow a business profitably
*Understanding of fashion retail economics, preferably with exposure to smaller boutiques as well as larger retailers
*Experience in visual merchandising, ideally in an online business
*Strong product selection skills, combining data and knowledge/feel to select the right product for the right place
*Commercial relationship management skills in dealing with suppliers
*Ideally, 3+ years at buyer level preferably within womenswear fashion
*Ready to be part of and create new opportunities, outside of the traditional buying model
Analytical Skills
*Strong analytical mind set and ability, with proven experience in an analytical role
*A creative problem solver & decision maker
*Able to do both analysis and create actionable insights
*Intermediate user of Excel and a belief in driving activity from analysis
Teamwork, Management and Communication
*Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing
*Excellent teamwork and influencing skills
*Proven ability to build, lead and manage teams
*Results driven