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Buying Manager

Job Title: Buying Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89688
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 05, 2012 10:20

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an experienced Womenswear Buying Manager, to join the Head office of an established fashion retailer. As Buying Manager, your responsibilities will include: * Steer product direction through the management of trend forecasting and freelance design resource and the co-ordination of forecasting shows and shopping trips * Take control of OTB and intake change, repeat and markdown authorisation and promotional/Visual Merchandising activity * Plan and agree sales, margin and stock budgets, in conjunction with the Merchandising Manager, Buying Director and Buying & Merchandising teams * Support develop and manage the buying team. * Be responsible for identifying both Threats and Opportunities within the market. To be successful, you will: * Be currently working at Buying Manager level within Womenswear. * Be confident managing a buying team. * Have extensive Far East sourcing experience and possess strong negotiation skills. * Have a strong ability to spot future trends and have a love for the pace and excitement of the fashion buying world. * Work well under pressure and within a faced past environment. * Have a passion for product, a strong knowledge of the current market and a desire to lead a team to success. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an expanding successful retailer. In return for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package.