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Senior Buyer - Womenswear

Job Title: Senior Buyer - Womenswear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cape Town
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88145
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: BNM.39877.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 28, 2013 08:24

Job Description

One of the most recognised fashion brands in South African fashion with an extensive network of stores across the region are currently looking to appoint buyers at all levels to their successful womenswear buying department in their young womenswear fashion brand. With hundreds of stores operating throughout major locations, this well sought after brand offers you the opportunity to help grow what is already a well respected retailer. You will be responsible for buying an important area of the womenswear range and must use an eye for detail and a passion for fashion to stay one step ahead of competitors. You will travel extensively to the Far East to meet with suppliers therefore a strong background in sourcing and strong negotiation skills are imperative to achieve the best price for product. In this role you will manage a small team while working alongside the creative design team to put together the most up to date trends. You may either be at buyer or buying manager level. Experience of having sourced large volumes from the Far East is essential along with a strong demonstration of commercial awareness. The preferred candidate will also have experience buying womenswear with a similar blue chip retailer or brand. The company offers you the chance of a lifetime to work in a fast pace environment and to develop your career working alongside some of Europe's best buyers. Full relocation assistance and an attractive salary and benefits scheme is on offer for the right candidate. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.