We have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer to join our Jewellery and Fashion Accessories Team. Reporting to the Senior Buyer this role will take ownership of one of our departments. Our portfolio includes products from top Brands such as Lola Rose, Links of London, Lulu Guinness, Orla Kiely and celebrity/designer collaborations.
Your key areas of responsibility will include sourcing new product lines/ranges/brands, liaising with suppliers to negotiate prices and conditions of sales. You will work closely with Broadcasting and Planning to develop show concepts and category opportunities to ensure that your products are demonstrated to their best advantage. You will also work particularly closely with your product Planner to review the performance of your products and to plan the best way to grow them for the future.
The successful candidate will have relevant buying experience on Jewellery and/or Fashion Accessories with experience of dealing with large brands and / or own label development within a retail head office environment. You must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of key areas of the buying role, including margins, profit, sales, inventory management, OTB, etc. The candidate must be able to demonstrate a strong commercial and trend awareness and a successful track record in buying and a passion for the product combined with strong skills as a merchant.
The ideal candidate will be team orientated with good communication, organisational and motivational skills. Demonstrable experience of making strong business decisions within a fast-paced environment is essential. You will also be able to prioritise & work to tight deadlines. This is a very exciting opportunity to work for an omni-channel retailer.
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