Buying Manager/Head of Buying - Clothing

Location
Germany
Salary
Competitive basic salary + benefits
Posted
11 Sep 2019
Closes
09 Oct 2019
Ref
DSB10333
Function
Buyer, Digital
Sector
Unisex, Womenswear
Job Type
Permanent

Buying Manager/Head of Buying - Branded fashion

As a Team Lead reporting into the Head of Buying you are responsible for creating a clearly defined assortment strategy and taking ownership for its execution and delivery. You plan and manage the budget for this business and you are responsible for leading the buying team.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED

  • You will provide creative direction and will guide your team on sourcing new brands and new products. You control OTB for your category to maximize sales, gross margin and inventory turn.  You are passionate about product and trends and knowledgeable about the fashion Industry. You drive the strategy and help to identify strategic marketing & product stories alongside the Marketing & Country teams
  • Owning and managing the performance of the assortment, you will work closely with Merchandise Planning to drive sales and maximize profits. You take responsibility for owning and driving In-Season KPIs. You influence the OTB for your category to maximise sales, gross margin and inventory turn
  • Maximizing relationships, you will build strong, trustful long term partnerships with some of the biggest brands in the market for this unit. You possess strong negotiation skills and the ability to take a strategic view on maximizing long term sales and profit potential. You will forge strong cross category relationships, supporting amongst others our Partner Program
  • Leading people is your passion. Alongside your key functional responsibilities, you will be fully responsible for leading, coaching and developing your team by identifying their strengths, development areas and training needs. You will look after a team of over twenty across various levels from Assistant Buyer through to Senior Buyer with 5 directs reports

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Fashion Branded Buying/Sourcing Experience (any product or category) at a senior Management level, within in a fast-paced retail business
  • Exposure to multi-branded environment
  • Experience within an Ecommerce business highly desireable
  • As a strong leader, you are strategic and are able to manage multiple stakeholders effectively. You understand and are motivated by  the challenges of the fashion e-com business. You pride yourself in your leadership skills with relevant experience leading a large team
  • Expertise in spotting trends and brave enough to take strategic buying decisions. You have a history of successfully implementing new process to become more efficient and customer centric
  • Strong analytical skills are required to be successful in the role

PERKS AT WORK

  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child room

They celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

OUR CLIENT

Global Ecommerce Leader in their Industry. 

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