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Head of Branded Buying

Head of Branded Buying - Menswear (based in Berlin, Germany)

Within this role you will manage a team of 10 and 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 the biggest brands for this unit such as working very closely with the strategic brand partners in the UK, Europe and USA brands. 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 and Marketing Services
  • 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 across various levels from Assistant Buyers through to Senior Buyer 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Relevant Branded Buying at a Management level, within a fast-paced fashion business, ideally a multi-branded E-commerce retailer
  • Menswear experience a plus but not essential
  • 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 

OUR CLIENT

A highly successful and Global Ecommerce Retailer

SALARY

Circa 85k Euros basis + equity shares + benefits + full relocation costs + potential sponsorship for out of EU candidates

Full specification available upon request

Head of Branded Buying

Berlin, Germany
Permanent
5 - 10 years of experience
Head of Department
Manager
Circa 85k Euros basis + equity shares + benefits + full relocation costs + potential sponsorship for out of EU candidates

Published on 21 Feb 2020