Arcadia Group Limited

Buyer - Curve - Dorothy Perkins

United Kingdom
09 Feb 2018
18 Mar 2018
A Bit About

As an established womenswear brand, Dorothy Perkins is now one of the biggest fashion retailers in the country, trading in approximately 750 stores worldwide. Their range of clothing and accessories is updated weekly in store and daily online so there's always something new to discover.

The Role

Develop in conjunction with Merchandising a commercial and credible range and lead a team to deliver results.

What You'll Be Doing Day to Day
  • Range Planning for the department
  • Developing the Product and the strategy of the department keeping on top of competitor activity
  • Managing the supply chain and critical path for the department
  • Collaborate with the Merchandiser and Designer to achieve marketable ranges, continually improving product quality, trade the range and manage its performance throughout the season
  • Strategic thinking while seeing the 'big picture'
  • Operates as a business manager, overseeing the team and their processes, demonstrating best practise
  • Operates an effective/timely product sign off process, appropriate for product lead-time - "Buying Calendar"
  • Works with Management team, defines and communicates clear vision of the future - translates into understandable goals and targets
  • Displays an in-depth, customer-focused knowledge of market and trends
  • Ensures that the product reflects the Brand strategy, the range is without gaps or duplication, and that the season is logically and commercially thought through
  • Ensures that the correct level of newness/high fashion is present, and that volume lines are maximised and 'moved on' at the appropriate time
  • Operates as a business manager, overseeing the team and their processes, demonstrating best practise

Must Haves
  • A proven track record of driving the business forward
  • An eye for spotting key trends
  • Outstanding commercial awareness, with a strong understanding of the high street
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills with the ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Good time management, prioritisation, negotiation & organisational skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong people management skills - someone to lead by example as well as perform as a team player and can perform well under pressure

The Exciting Part
  • Generous holiday with holiday trading
  • 25% staff discount
  • Early finish summer hours
  • Access to sample sales
  • Regular team and company social events
  • Pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted.

You'll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.

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