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Buying Manager - Branded Footwear

Job Title: Buying Manager - Branded Footwear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: DOE + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93226
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: PLH.56612.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 30, 2013 09:31

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and motivated Senior Footwear Buyer to join the head office team of one of the UKs leading online retailers. Joining the branded clothing and fashion team, you will take on the responsibility of building a successful and profitable product range. You will work with some of the industry's key brands, ensuring that the final product offering both meets and exceeds the customers needs. Key duties will include: * Managing a wide portfolio of brands, working to develop strong working relationships with both new and existing brand contacts * Influencing and directing the creative teams to ensure that the look and feel of the clothing category is in line with the product range and gives the customer the correct shopping experience * Identifying new trends and consequent brands through analysing your competition, your own sales data and stock analysis reports * Working effectively with the supply chain and merchandising teams to ensure that the right quantities of product are available at all times; ensuring that all sales opportunities are maximised * Identifying top performing products and brands and managing these brand relationships accordingly, securing more volume of product if needed The successful candidate will: * Currently be working at Buyer, or already at Senior Buyer level, within a multi brand fashion environment * Be educated to degree level, or equivalent, within a relevant field such as Retail, Business or Economics * Possess both a commercial and creative mindset, with the ability to talk about product from both a creative and analytical view point * Have a genuine passion for product, with a desire to develop a long standing career within the ecommerce fashion arena * Be a highly motivated character, with the confidence and ability to influence key stakeholders across the business This is an ideal role for those seeking a new and exciting challenge in which you will work at great pace to ensure that the most attractive product range is offered through securing effective working relationships with key brands. In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive an attractive salary and benefits package, along with the opportunity to build a successful and progressive career with one of the UKs leading eCommerce retailers 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.