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Buying Manager - Ladies Denim

Job Title: Buying Manager - Ladies Denim
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North London
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Car, Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94819
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: January 08, 2014 12:31

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 within Ladieswear team and taking full responsibility for planning, sourcing and development of the denim range. To be considered for this role you must be a true denim specialist and have demonstrable experience and knowledge of the fabric, fitting and development process. 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 denim rangeIdentifying 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 cost prices and delivery dates * Managing a team of assistants; ensuring 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: * Extensive denim buying experience working in a similar role within the buying function of a fast paced, high street womenswear retailer * Proven line management experience of a team of Assistant or Junior Buyers * A passion for product, with the desire to progress * Strong negotiation and communication skills * The desire to lead a successful team and lead a successful and profitable department 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.