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Junior Buyer / Buyer - Ladies' Accessories

Job Title: Junior Buyer / Buyer - Ladies' Accessories
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Attractive Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88866
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: PLH.04604.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 09, 2012 11:25

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an experienced Junior Buyer/Buyer to join the Head Office team of a well known premium fashion retailer, best known for its innovative designs and high quality. They are currently looking to recruit within their Ladies Accessories team, where you will cover a variety of products, including handbags and footwear. You would be joining the business during an exciting phase of expansion, as they look to grow their Buying team further in order to increase their product offering without compromising on both quality and design. The Junior Accessories Buyer/Buyer will also be responsible for: * Assisting with the development of the buying strategy, ensuring that the range is both commercial and creative * Working closely with the Design, Development and Merchandising teams in order to correctly identify the customers needs and deliver a successful product range accordingly * Building and maintaining strong working relationships with suppliers, working to negotiate the best prices, in order to maximise profitability and adhere to the agreed buying budget * Conducting regular comp shops in order to stay on top of your competitors, ensuring the brand is always one step ahead in terms of design and customer attraction The successful candidate will be: * Currently working at Junior Buyer or Buyer level, with experience within Accessories, Footwear or Bags - ideally for a mid market/luxury brand * An enthusiastic and passionate character, with a genuine love for fashion and design * Highly knowledgeable across the retail sector and therefore confident when making commercial business decisions * Educated to degree level, or equivalent, within a relevant field such as Fashion Design, Buying or Retail * Looking to form a long-term career within Buying, working for a reputable and premium brand In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive a very competitive salary, a strong benefits package and the opportunity to progress within the business. If you have the relevant experience and you are eager to take on a new role which offers more autonomy, long term progression and the opportunity to represent one of the markets best-loved brands, please apply now with an up to date CV.