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Buying Manager - Mens Branded

Job Title: Buying Manager - Mens Branded
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + DOE + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92777
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: PLH.77951.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: June 12, 2013 13:22

Job Description

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Buying Manager to join the head office of this leading, multi brand retailer, working across their Menswear product offering. Reporting in to the Buying and Merchandising Director you will take full responsibility of the buying strategy for your area; offering creative direction, attracting new and innovative brands to the range and ultimately working to maximise sales and profitability across the business. Your key responsibilities will include: * Identifying new brands and products ranges, and working to bring these on board to ensure that you are always offering the most innovative and attractive range, outdoing your competition. * Negotiating with suppliers, with the aim to secure the best possible terms to assist with the profitability of the range. * Working closely with the Merchandising team to ensure that the range is selected in line with commercial sales reports as well as with the customers needs in mind. * Planning and managing the OTB with the Merchandiser; ensuring that this is monitored and reviewed throughout the season. * Maintaining good relationships with existing brands and concession partners; analysing their performance and sales and making recommendations as and when necessary. * Working closely with the Marketing and PR teams to ensure you are utilising the Marketing Calender and using promotional activity to boost sales. * Managing the buying team effectively, ensuring best practice is maintained throughout the order and negotiation process. The successful candidate will: * Currently be working as a Senior Buyer, or already at Buying Manager level, within a multi brand Menswear environment. * Have a passion for Menswear, mixed with a strong knowledge of the branded sector. * Be an innovative character; always on the look out for new concepts and product ranges. * Be confident managing a team of Buyers - offering them creative direction and effective leadership. * Have the ability to influence and motivate other. * Possess strong negotiation and relationship management skills. This role is ideal for those currently working within a multi brand environment and looking for a new challenge, representing a leading retailer, at a senior level. Working closely with the B&M Director it is vital that you are up to date with the latest trends and innovative brands available across the market. In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, along with the opportunity to build a successful and progressive career with a leading global 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.