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Ladieswear Senior Buyer

Job Title: Ladieswear Senior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greater Manchester
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94653
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 03, 2013 15:38

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Buyer Purpose of the Role: Developing a commercial range that deliveries the departmental strategy in line with the companys objective, you will be responsible for maximising sales and profit, through continually acquiring knowledge of customer and industry trends, global sourcing, improvement in supply chain and working closely with suppliers. Lead and manage the team to deliver a product range that meets the company financial targets and profit as well as product development that fulfils and exceeds customer requirements. Accountabilities/Responsibilities: Range planning/product development: * Setting and delivery of the department buying strategy in line with the business strategy, driving customer response & participation, being accountable for the planning & delivery of a balanced range, within an agreed pricing architecture in line with company financial profit. * Identifying trends and trialling new initiatives to maximise sales, whilst also minimising risk. * Develop a balanced mix of product/options and Brands, ensuring the correct mix of newness & exclusives by sales period/publication and a wide choice for the customer. * Constantly manage and review pricing strategy by keeping up to date with the market place, ensuring we are competitively priced in line with our competitors whilst we maximise profit but that delivers a pricing architecture in line with the company strategy. * Managing department & team to ensure delivery of critical path and drive process improvements. * Analyse range, sub range and line performance data to help you formulate range plans for range presentations with senior management. * Review ranges by publication and season to ensure optimum product presentations, to ensure a balanced mix of product/option and brands, with the correct mix of newness exclusives by sales period and publication. * Completion of Far Eat brief. Manage multi-channel/ Internet product development: * To pro-actively develop extended ranges with suppliers online. * To actively trial new products and prices on the Internet. * To plan e mail campaigns in line with buying calendar. 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.