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Buyer - Ladies' Fashion

Job Title: Buyer - Ladies' Fashion
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90318
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 25, 2012 14:38

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an established Ladieswear Buyer to join this leading fashion retailer, which is best known for its innovative use of colour and print within their garment designs. Reporting in to the Senior Buyer you will assist in driving your category forward, spotting new product opportunities and maximising profitability of the range. As the Buyer, your key responsibilities will include: * 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 To be successful, you should be: * Currently working as an established Junior Buyer, or already at Buyer level, within Ladieswear - with experience across Wovens, Knit and/or Jersey. * An enthusiastic and passionate character, with a genuine love for fashion, quality and design * Highly knowlegable across the retail sector and therefore confident when making commercial business decisions * A strong negotiator, with previous experience working closely with suppliers and the Far East * Educated to degree level, or equivalent, within a relevant field such as Fashion Design, Buying or Retail * Capable of working under pressure as you will be working in a fast moving area of the business 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 as a Ladieswear Buyer 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.