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Buying Manager Menswear

Buying Manager Menswear

A major global brand is seeking a Buying Manager to lead their menswear category ($100mill+).

This is an expat position based in Dubai. The role reports to Head of Buying

Buying Manager – Menswear: The Role:  

  • Develop multi-product buying plans and budget each season for the category
  • Align the buying plan to the overall department/category business plan and the merchandize strategy as laid down by the function head
  • Work closely with the Design team to ensure that the product proposition is commercial, on trend and complete
  • Oversee the range plans for ensuring relevance and cost effectiveness
    Continuous improvement in Buying by reducing time, improve margins and anticipate as well as resolve bottlenecks
  • Work with planning and other teams to ensure efficient product management (right product is available at right time in effective quantities in the stores)
  • Responsible for sales & profit targets of the category, so will be responsible for timely procurement of merchandise, and stock control (budgeting, mark-downs, in-take margins, OTB management etc)
  • Responsible for Critical path management
  • Build, update and maintain relationships with vendors and suppliers to secure capacities and negotiate prices, delivery times
  • Provide inputs to sourcing department for group/department sourcing strategy
  • Ensure department compliance to product requirement, company processes etc in collaboration with sourcing
  • Conduct regular store visits in own stores across territories for feedback & in competition stores to benchmark product ranges, quality, & pricing
  • Keep abreast of the latest fashion trends in buying and applying the same during range building

     

Buying Manager: Menswear: The candidate:

  • Extensive experience in the retail industry with at least 5 years of Buying Manager experience ideally in the UK/Europe within large retail/brand format
  • Strong product knowledge in menswear buying
  • 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 have an acute understanding of products and commercials
  • You will have a sharp business acumen and a broad skill set in management within large matrix structures

Please apply in confidence

Buying Manager Menswear

Dubai
Permanent
more than 10 years of experience
Manager
Senior

Published on 27 Jun 2024

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