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Buyer - Accessories

Job Title: Buyer - Accessories
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lincolnshire
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91890
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.93816.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 19, 2013 11:22

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Buyer to this successful retailer within the Accessories and Footwear department. This is a great opportunity for an experience Assistant Buyer/Junior Buyer or a product-driven Merchandiser looking for a new challenge. As Buyer, you will be responsible for selecting and planning ranges across Accessories and Footwear categories, managing OTB, planning budget and analysing sales and trading performance. Please note that this role does not require product development experience and is a selection-based buying role. Key responsibilities will include: * Selecting the range * Previous experience buying within a branded environment is preferable but candidates with product development experience will also be considered * Attending selections meetings and managing supplier relationships * Negotiating cost prices, payment terms and delivery dates * Managing OTB and budget planning * Analysing sales and trading - reacting to sales, proposing markdowns and promotions * Trend analysis and competitor research You will be: * An experienced Buying professional or product-driven Merchandiser, currently working at experienced Assistant Buyer level or above. * Product-focused, strong trend awareness with excellent commercial skills * Able to multi-task and prioritise a busy workload * A team player This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful retailer. If you are an experienced Assistant Buyer or Junior Buyer looking for a new challenge, apply now. 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.