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Buying Manager - Footwear & Accessories

Job Title: Buying Manager - Footwear & Accessories
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £1 per annum + £Excellent + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93207
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 10, 2013 18:10

Job Description

Exciting opportunity has arisen based in the Midlands for an experienced Buying Manager of Non Clothing to join one of the UK's leading retailers on the high street. You will be operating at a senior level within the business and will work closely with the Directors to define product strategies and will also be given full responsibility and autonomy to build ranges in line with the latest trends across all non clothing departments including footwear, jewellery and accessories. It is essential that you are: * A natural leader with proven team management experience of a large buying team. * Still hands on within the buying process as you will be involved in sourcing, selecting and negotiating with suppliers. * Trend led and always looking to keeping up to date with latest must haves in the footwear and fashion accesssories market. * Comfortable presenting to Directors with regards to growth & development in your departments. * A strong communicator who is able to work cross functionally with the B&M, design & quality assurance teams. The successful candidate will: * Be currently an established Senior Buyer or existing Head of Buying/Buying Manager with experience across multiple ladies non clothing areas such as footwear, bags, accessories & lingerie. * Have experience and a thrive to work a fast paced and volume focused business where no two days are the same. * Have current/recent experience working for a trend led multiple fashion retailer. If you feel this is the job for you, please do not hesitate to apply by following this below link or via the Quest Search & Selection website 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.