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Senior Buyer - Ladies' Knitwear

Job Title: Senior Buyer - Ladies' Knitwear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90317
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: PLH.40173.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: January 25, 2013 16:33

Job Description

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Knitwear Specialist to join the senior buying team of this leading British retailer. Over the last 20 years it has formed a loyal customer base which continues to grow due to its on-trend and innovative product offering. Working closely with the [Head of Buying](/searches/head-of-buying-jobs) you will assist in the implementation of the buying strategy, ensuring more specifically, that the Knitwear range delivered is both innovative and of a high quality. In order to achieve this you will maintain regular communication with other departments within the business such as Merchandising, to ensure that the critical path is maintained and Design, where you will assist with trend development and fabric sourcing. The successful candidate will be: * Currently working as an experienced [Buyer](/searches/buyer-jobs), if not already at [Senior Buyer](/searches/senior-buyer-jobs) level, for a trend led fashion retailer and specialising in Knitwear * Experienced when negotiating with suppliers and possess strong relationships with existing supplier contacts * Well travelled - having completed both sourcing and development trips, within the EU as well as further afield * Have a genuine passion for product and a good understanding of the latest catwalk and high street trends * A strong leader, with a positive and proactive approach to leading a team to success * Confident working within a fast paced, volume driven environment, and therefore able to work under pressure and to set deadlines In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive a competitive basic salary along with an excellent benefits package. You will also gain the opportunity to represent a highly respected fashion brand, and the potential to further progress within the business at a more senior level. If you are currently working as an established Buyer, or already at Senior Buyer level and keen to take on a new challenge, this could be for you. Do you have a wealth of Knitwear experience? If so make sure to apply! 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.