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Assistant Buyer - Men's Footwear

Job Title: Assistant Buyer - Men's Footwear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91839
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: LGS.24904.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: March 15, 2013 09:05

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen with one of the UK’s most successful retailers for an Assistant Buyer on Men’s Footwear. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experience Assistant Buyer looking for a new challenge. As Assistant Buyer, your responsibilities will include: * Assisting the buyer in sourcing and developing ranges. * Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers. * Predicting seasonal best sellers, core lines and future trends. * Working closely with the Design, Development and Merchandising teams in order to correctly identify the customers needs and deliver a successful product range accordingly. * Continually reviewing brand performance against the Buying plan and monitoring market activity. * Conducting regular comp shops in order to stay on top of your competitors, ensuring the brand is always one step ahead. To be successful, you will: * Be passionate about product and have high attention to detail. * Be an established Assistant Buyer with another successful retailer. * Have current trend awareness and strong creativity. * Have Excellent communication skills. * Have Excellent commercial awareness and knowledge of trends. * Be educated to degree level or equivalent. * Be highly knowledgeable across the retail sector and therefore confident making commercial business decisions. This is a great position for a Buying professional who thrives in a fast moving dynamic environment within a successful retail business. This is a rewarding opportunity as you will play a key role in this expanding team and retailer. 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.