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Ladieswear Buyer - Tops, Skirts and Bottoms

Job Title: Ladieswear Buyer - Tops, Skirts and Bottoms
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Dependent on Experience
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90346
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: PLH.01517.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: November 20, 2012 14:35

Job Description

Best known for its high quality, design led product, this retailer is currently looking to recruit high calibre Buyers to add value to its existing Buying team. In this particular [Buyer position](/searches/buyer-jobs) you will work across Soft Separates; made up of Tops, Skirts and Bottoms. As part of the Buying team your key objective will be to successfully plan, source and develop an innovative and trend-led range. Taking accountability for all your work, you will ensure that the final range meets the customer's needs and is highly profitable to the business. Your key duties as Buyer will include: * Working closely with the Design and Technical team to develop an innovative and trend led range * Working to source the best products at the best prices using confident negotiations in order to achieve and exceed the set margin targets * Managing existing supplier relationships as well as develop new ones through effective sourcing and buying trips abroad * Taking part in regular review meetings to ensure the critical path is followed through * Completing regular competitor visits in order to ensure you stay ahead of what key competitors are doing, whilst also identifying their key strengths and incorporating these within your own range * Actively training and developing junior members within the team The successful candidate will: * Currently be working at [Junior Buyer](/searches/junior-buyer-jobs) or Buyer level for a reputable fashion retailer * Have experience working across Jersey, Knitwear or Wovens * Be confident working with suppliers, negotiating the best prices and travelling overseas for supplier and development trips * Have an in-depth knowledge of the current market, catwalk trends and customer favourites * Be passionate about product, Buying and developing a long term career within a reputable business This is a fantastic opportunity for passionate buyers working at Junior Buyer/Buyer level to work for a leading ladies fashion brand. In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package along with the opportunity to travel overseas whilst building a long term and progressive career working for the business. You will receive fantastic training and support throughout, enabling you to become a more confident and successful Buyer.