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Senior Buyer Lingerie and Nightwear

Senior Buyer 

A major global brand is seeking a Senior to lead their lingerie and nightwear category.

This is an expat position based in Dubai.

Senior Buyer- Lingerie & Nightwear: The role:
▪ Build & communicate product (multi-product) strategy per season and long-term
▪ Build Strong understanding of trend & customer with an ability to commercially adapt the fashion for fast turn-around
▪ Improve department efficiency by proactively taking measures to reduce time, cost, identify & resolve issues
▪ Working with planning, design, marketing E-commerce, VM, sourcing, quality and retail teams to ensure right product, at right time, in
right quantity and in right store is placed in the most effective manner.
▪ Liaising with Apparel/non-apparel teams to ensure a wholistic and coherent product proposition for customers
▪ Overseeing the range plan for ensuring relevance and cost effectiveness
Buying Budget and Planning
▪ Determine buying requirements and formulate buying plan and budget for the assigned department/category
▪ Responsible for entire Critical path process management starting from Merchandise strategy meetings to order placement to ensure
quality and timeliness of all Critical path milestones
▪ Build and maintain relationships with vendors and suppliers and negotiate the best deals with them for procuring merchandise
▪ Pursue cost reduction measures through centralized bulk buying and/ or selecting appropriate vendor mix, scanning the environment for
benchmarks and constantly improving the purchase process
▪ Provide inputs to sourcing department for group/department sourcing strategy
▪ Ensure department compliance to product requirement, company processes etc in collaboration with sourcing
Market Research and Competitor Benchmarking

Senior Buyer: Lingerie & Nightwear: The candidate:
▪ 8-10 years of experience in buying ideally in the UK/Europe within large retail/brand format
▪ Strong product knowledge in essentials/nightwear/lingerie
▪ Strong customer and trend understanding
▪ Advanced retail analytical skills
▪ Strong sourcing and range building skills
▪ Strong influencer and communicator with ability to interact within cross functional team and with multiple stakeholders across functions
and levels
▪ Negotiation and vendor management skills

This is an expat role based in Dubai. Please apply in confidence.

Senior Buyer Lingerie and Nightwear

Dubai - United Arab Emirates
5 - 10 years of experience

Published on 9 Jul 2024

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