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Buying Director - Childrenswear

Job Title: Buying Director - Childrenswear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Australia
Salary: £125000 - £150000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90409
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: BNM.02029.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: October 10, 2012 14:15

Job Description

One of the biggest fashion retailers in Australia are currently searching for a Childrenswear Buying Director to lead the growing buying and merchandising team. This hugely successful fashion retailer is looking to grow its turnover by some 20% in the next few years and have identified their childrenswear division as a key area to help acheive this. In this autonomous role you will be responsible for identifying opportunities and threats in the market to the business. You will also be making sure the target customer is clearly identified and that their expectations and preferences are communicated to the Buying teams. It will be your duty to specify the price, style, range and sourcing strategies to reflect the changing needs of the target customer. As Buying Director you will manage all all of the childrenswear division providing key input to the theme, colour and trend direction therefore a strong product background is essential. Reporting directly to the CEO you will work together on a long term and short term stratgey to build the brand internationally. The successful candidate will have responsibility for formulating and achieving both range and sales plans within agreed parameters. The prefered candidate will have similar experience with a large blue chip retailer working in a similar position. The company offers you the chance to join what is already an established company that is looking to build on what it has already acheived. A significant six figure salary and full relocation assistance is on offer for the right candidate.