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Senior Buyer - Ladies Accessories and Bags

Job Title: Senior Buyer - Ladies Accessories and Bags
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + DOE + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93254
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: PLH.00154.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 25, 2013 11:25

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an experienced Buyer/Senior Buyer to join the head office of this leading clothing retailer, working as part of their Ladies Accessories team, and taking full responsibility for their Bags product range. As Senior Buyer you will work to ensure that the product offering both meets and exceeds the needs of the customer via the delivery of on trend pieces, which are both accessible and suitable to the target customer. As Senior Buyer your key responsibilities will include: * Working to develop an innovative and trend led range * Identifying new product opportunities ahead of your competitors and working to incorporate these within the range * Maintaining effective working relationships with your suppliers, ensuring that you are negotiating the best deals * Managing a team of more junior buyers, working to ensure that their work is completed to the highest standards, whilst offering them the training and development tools for their own personal career progression * Taking accountability for your area and working closely with the merchandising and planning team to analyse and evaluate sales trends and opportunities The successful candidate will: * Currently be working as an established Buyer or already at Senior Buyer level, with experience across Ladies Accessories and more specifically Bags * Be aware of your market, including what your competition are doing * Be passionate about Ladies Accessories and Apparel and enjoy keeping up with the latest trends and catwalk shows * Have strong negotiation skills with the ability to secure the best products at the best prices * Be confident when representing the brand at all levels * Have the ability to influence and guide colleagues across the business, ensuring the best business decisions are made * Have proven management experience, and therefore be able to coach and develop more junior team members This is a great role for those currently working as an Established Buyer or already at Senior Buyer level. This role would suit those who are passionate about Fashion Accessories, and more specifically Bags, as you will be giving the autonomy and scope to develop a new and innovative range which will both appeal to the customer as well as meet company margins and needs. In response for your hard work you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, along with the opportunity to cement a successful and longstanding career with this leading retail name. 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.