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Buying Director - Ladieswear

Job Title: Buying Director - Ladieswear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West England
Salary: £81000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93827
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.10731.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: November 20, 2013 14:26

Job Description

Exciting new senior trading position has arisen for an experienced Womenswear Buying Director/Head of Buying to join the Head Office team of an established fashion retailer. This role will be pivotal in shaping the future direction of the brand as well as boosting its continued success. You will work to devise a profitable strategy for all product areas, managing a large team across buying, merchandising and creative departments; offering the team inspiration and motivation throughout. In this autonomous role you will be responsible for identifying both opportunities and threats in the market. You will also be making sure the target customer is clearly identified and that their expectations and preferences are communicated to the Buying and Design teams. It will be your duty to specify the price, style, range and sourcing strategies to reflect the changing needs of the target customer. The successful candidate will: Be currently be working at Buying Manager/Head of Buying level within ladies fashion. Have extensive Far East souring experience and possess strong negotiation skills. Be confident managing a large team and overseeing a variety of product areas. Work well under pressure and within a fast paced environment. Have a passion for product, a strong knowledge of the current market and a desire to lead a team to success. In return for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package. Alongside this you will receive the opportunity to redefine and develop the already successful range further and shape the overall image of the brand moving forward. 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.