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Buyer - Fashion

Job Title: Buyer - Fashion
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
Industry:
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q97425A
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: samantha.silva@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: July 31, 2015 06:33

Job Description

My client is looking for a Buyer to join this boutique fashion, footwear & outdoor wear retailer & supplier.

This multi-product retailer has international presence with growing product categories within trend-led retailing. This is a maternity cover position for 9 months with the potential of being extended and will be best suited to a Senior Assistant /Junior or Buyer level who is immediately available.

The duties and responsibilities centre around supporting the Head of Buying in branded buying and ranging strategy business plan.

Key responsibilities -

  • Prioritising workflow and conducting regular team reviews to ensure deadlines and targets are met.
  • Negotiating cost prices and delivery dates.
  • Selection Buyer of core range from the international office
  • Still have the opportunity to manage and develop key strategic relationships with suppliers
  • Maintain excellent knowledge of market and industry developments
  • Improve gross margin and category sales
  • Review current sourcing methods and suppliers to ensure value for money and ethical sourcing
  • To provide the business with real time data on competition,
  • Negotiate product cost and rebates
  • Establish new branded suppliers and contacts

You must have the following skills and experience:

  • Proven Buying experience within Fashion, Footwear or multi-buying selection
  • This will be a multi-channel opportunity so print, online and stores
  • Sourced products from overseas
  • Have knowledge of trends of relevant competitor's in the UK high-street.
  • Ability to influence and build strong relationships, with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • A natural team player with the ability to manage cross departmental relationships

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing retailer, in a key role with great benefits! Including travelling international including the US office, pension and other subsidised benefits. If you do fit the criteria & you are looking for a new challenge; please apply now quoting the reference Q97425A.

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We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.