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Buying Manager - Womenswear

Job Title: Buying Manager - Womenswear
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Australia
Industry:
Salary: AUD$140000 - AUD$150000 per annum + salary in AUD, strong relocation package
Start Date: ASAP
REF: 3959_1664986116
Contact Name: Harriet Lancelotte
Contact Email: harriet@trprecruitment.com
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

We are looking for a strong Buying Manager to join the fastest womenswear and accessories global brand based in Australia! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity that you don't want to miss out on!

You'd be managing the buying team and working for a brand that focuses on seasonal trends, feminine silhouettes and detailing contributing towards making women feel confident. This role is responsible for working with the Buying Manager group & GM Buying to contribute to the brand strategy and develop ways to build the specified product areas and their image, strengthening market position and increasing sales & profit.

This role offers a competitive salary, relocation package, sponsorship and a welcoming, family feel environment! Please note the salary is in AUD.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Analyse relevance of trends for the brand and plan action accordingly in collaboration with buying manager group and GM Buying.
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of the market, supplier base, competitors and customers requirements.
  • Provide strategic direction and input into the future development of your product areas
  • In collaboration with the design manager manage the seasonal design direction for your product ranges
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and awareness of competitors and external trends, identifying missed opportunities and trends to potentialise sales and profit.
  • Ensure all department financial parameters and targets are achieved within your product areas
  • Effective management of buying team to achieve financial parameters and targets set
  • Respond to sales and market data to make commercial decisions to maximise sale opportunities and minimise potential future risks
  • Mentor the Buyers in their commercial decisions throughout the product development process with respect to delivering the most commercially balanced range in the most profitable way
  • Ensure final ranges offer the right mix of print, plain, colour and end use for the product area
  • Provide strong leadership and direction to the team

Person requirements:

  • Qualification in Fashion.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a Senior Buyer role or equivalent.
  • A proven track record of high performance within a fashion business.
  • Exceptional product knowledge and technical expertise within ladies fashion.
  • In depth knowledge of local and overseas fashion markets.
  • Strong financial and commercial business acumen.
  • Ability to coach, develop and lead a team.
  • Passionate and focused approach.
  • Positive, enthusiastic and a team player.