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Buying Manager - Mens Knitwear

Job Title: Buying Manager - Mens Knitwear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94107
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: DMB.17171.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: October 01, 2013 15:40

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Buyer/Buying Manager to join the head office team of this leading clothing retailer, working across Menswear and taking full responsibility for their range of knitwear range. As Buying Manager 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 Buying Manager your key responsibilities will include: - Working to develop an innovative and trend led knitwear 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 To be considered you must have the following: - Working experience in a similar role within the buying function of a fast paced, high street menswear retailer - Proven line management experience of a team of Assistant or Junior Buyers - A passion for menswear, with the desire to progress your career - Team player with a keen eye for details Take a big career leap with this unique opportunity to join a company that values excellence and creativity. If you think that you have the right skills and experiences to qualify for this role, please send us your CV. 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.