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Buyer - Casualwear/ Loungewear

Job Title: Buyer - Casualwear/ Loungewear
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London
Salary: Up to £70000 per annum
REF: 1768_1524238032
Contact Name: Shelley Pinto
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Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has a risen for my client for a Buyer to spearhead and expand their ladies casual and loungewear offering.

They are currently looking for a buyer who wants a new challenge to join this dynamic brand. Focusing on casual and loungewear, you should come from a buying background within this field and within a retail environment. As a key member of the buying team, you will be able to demonstrate commercial awareness, creativity, and a real passion for the brand.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Good understanding of customer profile, product range & competitors
  • Have an eye for like-minded products to introduce to the brand
  • Develop comprehensive understanding of the brand and keep up to date with current trends
  • Have an analytical and forward thinking mind in order to introduce new products in line with our current products and trends
  • Participate towards the development and implementation of new products
  • Responsible for strategic planning and negotiating prices to ensure costs are in line with the budget
  • Manage and develop strong relationships with current and potential suppliers
  • Maximise profit and manage markdown spend to ensure it is kept to a minimum
  • Ensure you are up to date on competitor activity
  • Supervise, train and develop the team. Monitoring performance against their training programme, highlighting areas for improvement
  • Provide support for all areas including trade meetings, margin, product development, samples, cost, delivery, approval of production and trend analysis
  • Work closely with the merchandising team on strategic planning
  • Manage the critical path chasing in development samples, carrying out approvals and fits and dealing with any queries, to ensure shipment dates are met and availability is maximised
  • Input into cross functional activity as required e.g. retail operations, visual merchandising, e-com, and warehouse
  • Attend supplier and trade fair visits

Person requirements:

  • Excellent analytical skills and be highly numerate
  • A high level of computer literacy, including keyboard skills (Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • The ability to prioritise and react positively to working under pressure and with changing demands
  • The personality/attributes to be adaptable, flexible, enthusiastic and to have an open minded approach
  • A willingness to work together in a team and help others and ability to work independently to achieve team and individual goals