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Ladies' Footwear Buyer

Job Title: Ladies' Footwear Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88984
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: PLH.97460.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 11, 2012 16:49

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an experienced Ladies Footwear Buyer to join the Head Office team of a well known retailer based here in the Midlands. Reporting in to the Buying Director you will work together to produce a successful buying strategy for the area. Managing a team of Assistant Buyers and Administrators will you lead from the front, getting involved across all aspects of the buying process. You will have full responsibility and autonomy for the area, allowing you to build quality ranges, in line with the latest trends. The successful candidate will: * Currently be working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level, covering Ladies Footwear, within a Retail Head Office * Have management experience - with the ability to influence others and develop more junior colleagues * Have Far East sourcing experience - this is essential as this role will involve regular travel in which you must be able to meet and negotiate with suppliers comfortably. * Be passionate about product, up to date with the latest trends as well as what your competitors are doing * Have proven experience managing budgets and range building, and therefore will be able to assist the rest of the team with making such decisions * Be creative with their buying and sourcing methods - identifying new opportunities before other do This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Ladies Footwear Buyer/Senior Buyer who is looking for their next challenge. In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package along with the opportunity to progress within the business, working towards Buying Manager/Head of level.