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Wholesale buyer

Wholesale buyer

Our client is a family run organisation providing branded underwear and hosiery to the high street. They are looking for a dynamic wholesale buyer, with fashion industry experience, to join their friendly team based at their head office in the North West, UK.

The role

  • Responsible for a multi-million pound budget
  • Reporting directly to the Managing Director
  • Source and develop ranges each season to maximise company sales and profit
  • Liaise with internal teams regarding range development, product updates and goods in
  • Negotiate prices and lead times with suppliers
  • Raise and confirm purchase orders
  • Ensure regular order allocation to NOOS lines in line with sales performance
  • Understand product codes and overall spend required per SKU
  • Raising and allocation of SKU codes and EAN barcodes
  • Approval of factory packing methods, packing lists and shipments
  • Approval of product quality and chasing of test reports
  • Ensure MTO customer guidelines are communicated to factories and adhered to
  • Drive new product development to deliver all key trends for the season
  • Explore new prospective factories and markets

The candidate

  • A relevant fashion degree is essential
  • Product knowledge of textiles is highly advantageous
  • Previous experience in the FMCG sector, ideally gained within a wholesale business
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Highly organised
  • Team player
  • Willing and able to travel to the Far East at least twice a year, plus any other travel as required by the business

Salary and benefits

  • Salary is negotiable DOE
  • Global monthly bonus scheme
  • 21 days holiday + bank holidays


Wholesale buyer

Cheshire, UK
Crewe, UK
Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Manchester, UK
Chester, UK
Experienced Non-Manager
Commensurate with experience

Published on 6 Mar 2020