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Buying Manager

Buying Manager

A large and successful European retailer with 1000+ stores in China is seeking a Buying Manager for one of their casual sportswear brands. The role is to manage the buying and sourcing of casual sportswear (apparels) in China. The role is based in Beijing.  

The ideal candidate will be senior Buyer/ Buying Manager with strong product and business sense in the ‘high street’ segment, ideally with solid experience in Europe.

Buying Manager: The role:

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the Buying and Merchandising strategy across all categories 
  • Leading the entire product strategy for a new economy format
  • Managing a team of category managers/senior buyers and take full ownership of seasonal buying strategies to drive volume and OTB
  • Set performance benchmarks in buying, sourcing practices, ensuring the highest standards in quality and sustainability
  • Taking ownership of branded as well as private labels, establish go to market strategy for all new launches
  • Reporting to the Buying Director

Buying Manager: The ideal candidate:

  • The ideal candidate will be an experienced buyer with management experience, ideally within large retail organisations and preferably within the ‘mid high street'/commercial category segment, in European markets. You could also come from a Sourcing background, having worked for a European/US brand with extensive experience in sourcing from China
  • You will be willing to take on a new challenge and be the key driver of the product strategy 
  • You will have a collaborative personality, be able to manage an international team, be receptive to ideas and new ways of working. 
  • You will have a global mindset, be able to take a fresh view on new markets, new trends
  • You will be highly commercial and competitive, be ahead of the curve and a visionary from a product strategy point of view.
  • You will have a sharp business acumen and a broad skill set in management within large matrix structures

What is on offer:

Life as an expat for our client is fantastic. They take pride in being ‘more than competitive’ in pay packages with generous benefits and lifestyle options in the heart of a historical city. 

Please apply in confidence. 

Buying Manager

Generous expat package

Published on 18 May 2023

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