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Buying Manager - Ladies Branded

Job Title: Buying Manager - Ladies Branded
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94383
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.43307.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: October 29, 2013 12:12

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has recently opened within a leading UK retailer. They are currently looking to hire an experienced and creative Buying Manager to work within their Ladies Branded Fashion team. As Buying Manager, your responsibilities will include: - Developing and creating commercial successful ranges ensuring that sales targets are met and exceeded wherever possible - Range planning and setting departmental budgets and margin targets. Delivering a range in line with company strategy and business standards - Sourcing products and new suppliers, ensuring that the range is up to date to the most current market trends - Developing and maintaining outstanding supplier relationships. Leading communication and negotiations - Managing, leading and motivating a team The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications: - Extensive buying experience within a retail fashion business, multi-channel experience would be preferable. - Proven track record in buying for ladies branded fashion - Strong background and knowledge in range planning and OTB control, as well as playing a key role in departmental budget and strategy meetings - Experience and understanding of ladies branded fashion market - Excellent communication and negotiation skills This is a highly challenging position for an experienced Senior Buyer or Buying Manager. If you enjoy a challenge and want to join a highly successful and growing retailer, send us a copy of your up to date 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.