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Senior Buyer

Job Title: Senior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89687
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: LGS.56706.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: October 05, 2012 10:22

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Womenswear Buyer to join a successful fashion retailer. As Senior Buyer, your responsibilities will include: * Working with Merchandisers to plan and create desirable product ranges that will stand out. * Support, develop and manage the Buying team. * Negotiate terms with suppliers and drive cost down. * Manage the range plan to maximize customer service levels. * Conduct range presentations to the rest of the team. * Analyse information to forecast future demand patterns. To be successful, you will: * Be currently working at Senior Buyer level within Womenswear. * Have confidence managing a team and offering guidance to others. * Be educated to degree level or equivalent. * Have a strong ability to spot future trends and have a love for the pace and excitement of the fashion buying world. * Possess a good understanding of the principles of Buying, Merchandising and other relevant Head Office departments as it is vital in order to communicate effectively with all colleagues and meet set deadlines. * Have previous Far East experience, as this role will involve some travel in which you must be able to meet and negotiate with suppliers confidently. Applicants for this role should be entrepreneurial and driven to succeed with exceptional commercial and negotiation skills. In return for the role of Senior Buyer, this retailer offers a competitive salary and bonus package.