Buyer

Location
North West England
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
29 Mar 2018
Closes
26 Apr 2018
Ref
13909643/001
Contact
Lauren Brock
Function
Buyer
Sector
Menswear
Job Type
Permanent

A fantastic opportunity to work for a ladieswear buyer at with an iconic business.

This business are passionate about providing an an outstanding product to their customers

Client Details

The client is rich in heritage with retail stores and concessions across the UK

Description

Duties and Responsibilities:
Full accountability for managing OTB Budget, implementing strategies to drive the best return for OTB.
Analysing sales, reporting back to the business on sales performance on a weekly basis, and proposing actions in order to achieve agreed targets and manage markdowns in order to maximize margin and optimize sell through.
Negotiating the best possible terms with suppliers i.e. margin, trade discounts, markdown support.
Working collaboratively with the Merchandising department to plan and forecast sales on seasonal basis.
Maintaining strong working relationships with all suppliers to ensure a co-operative approach is maintained at all times.
Conduct all Buy's in conjunction with the Buying Manager, attending all markets as per the business needs.
Maintain strong awareness of market trends and competitor activity in order to ensure uniqueness and newness on approach to Buying.
Working closely with the retail stores in order to maintain customer contact and gain insight into customer feedback and buying behaviour.

Profile

Previous experience in a Buyer role within the fashion industry
Results-driven with ability to provide demonstrated examples of implement buying strategy to achieve sales growth.
Strong analytical skills.
Ability to think outside the box and bring ideas to the table
Strong organisation and time management skills with the ability to plan, and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines, and work under pressure.
Natural relationship building skills in order to work effectively with suppliers, and manage relationships with all internal stakeholders.
Good eye for product demonstrating excellent commercial awareness in the luxury market.
Flexible in nature and willingness to go the extra mile to deliver the goals of the department.
Eagerness to learn and develop a career

Job Offer

Competitive salary with additional benefits

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