Branded Buyer - Soft Accessories

04 Sep 2018
02 Oct 2018
Rachel Dixon
Job Type

We are looking for a Branded Buyer - Soft Accessories to join our client who is a well known and loved British retail brand based in Central London.

This role will be looking after the whole of the category across Soft Accessories, dealing with high-end global brands

Client Details

Our client is a leader in their field, who are going through an exciting period of growth. It is an exciting time to join them in their Central London office.


As a Branded Buyer - Soft Accessories you will;

  • Delivery of sales and profit, in line with the agreed buying strategy, maximising all in season opportunities.
  • Buy to achieve an authoritative and creative offer; reflecting an optimum width, depth and balance of assortment, ensuring this matches the agreed strategic direction and budget.
  • Select merchandise to meet the market demands, customer needs and the store images & buying plans.
  • Develop local range strategies for individual stores and multi-channel to differentiate product and create local propositions in each local context.
  • Responsible for researching and evaluating current and potential future suppliers for the business to create newness in concepts and to add freshness to the assortment.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Buying to review ranges bought and edit assortments of product.
  • Build strong supplier relationships to negotiate optimum terms. Develop partnerships with key suppliers to maximise commercial relationship.

Plus much more!


To be successful for this Branded Buyer - Soft Accessories role you will need;

  • Proven track record in a Branded Buying role across Soft Accessories
  • Creativity
  • Brand building experience
  • Good knowledge of trends and social influencers
  • Proven experience in concession management
  • Current/relevant product and market awareness
  • Developed communication, influencing and relationship skills.
  • Strong negotiating and contracting skills.
  • Innovative and uses initiative
  • Able to make logical decisions under pressure

Job Offer

Very competitive - salary banding is open to entry level Buyer and established buyer

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