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Senior Footwear Buyer

Job Title: Senior Footwear Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South Wales
Salary: Excellent Basic Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91005
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 26, 2012 18:12

Job Description

One of the UK's leading retailers requires an experienced Footwear [Buyer](/searches/buyer-jobs) to join its busy head office. As Senior Footwear Buyer, your responsibilities will include: * Driving the product strategy through original and innovative thinking and ensuring the product range leads the UK market * Developing a range that exceeds brand values and taking responsibility for the product performance in terms of sales, distribution and marketing * Liaising with both the Design and Merchandising teams to discuss strategy * Managing OTB * The development of junior members of the Buying team * Travel and sourcing within the Far East, where you will be expected to meet and negotiate with suppliers confidently To be successful you will: * Be an individual who likes to make things happen yet be able to stand back and see the bigger picture and make the decisions that count * Be commercial in your outlook, demonstrate sound financial understanding as well as customer focus and cost conscious * Have a passion for footwear retailing and continually researches and keeps up with current whilst anticipating future trends * Be an experienced Buyer or Senior Buyer of own label/brand footwear. Retail experience is essential * Have leadership qualities, be approachable and be able to offer guidance to others within the team This is a great opportunity for an accomplished Buyer to join one of the UK's most successful retailers. In return, the company offers rewards and opportunities you would expect from a proactive and forward thinking organisation.