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Buyer - Ladieswear

Job Title: Buyer - Ladieswear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Coventry
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car allowance, Bonus, Pension
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94886
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.59678.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: January 17, 2014 11:56

Job Description

This leading UK retailer has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Ladieswear Buyer to join their head office team. As Ladieswear Buyer you will be responsible for sourcing and developing a commercial and profitable range across own-label. To be considered for this opportunity you must be currently working at Buyer level with another high volume high street retailer and have extensive ladieswear apparel experience across wovens or jersey. You will be able to demonstrate strong business acumen, excellent communication skills, strong commercial awareness and a sound knowledge of the latest ladieswear trends and developments. As Buyer, responsibilities will include: * Sourcing and developing a successful and commercial range across ladieswear. You must have extensive own-label product development experience ideally within wovens or jersey. * Sourcing new suppliers and managing existing supplier relationships. Attending supplier visits and meetings where necessary. * Ensuring the profitability of your range; working to margin requirements. * Range planning and OTB management alongside the Merchandiser. * Managing and leading junior members of the team. * Leading and overseeing sign-off and trade meetings. To be successful you will: * Be currently working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level for a leading high street retailer. It is essential that you have experience within ladieswear apparel to be considered. * Have previous experience of strategy and range planning. * Have management experience and be experienced leading a team. * Have Far East sourcing and development experience. * Have strong commercial and business acumen. * Be passionate about fashion, with a strongknowledge of the latest fashion trends. * Be enthusiastic, proactive and innovative in your approach. In reward for you hard work you will receive a generous salary with excellent benefits, as well as the opportunity to work for highly successful and reknown retailer. If you are an experienced Ladieswear Buyer looking for a new challenge within fashion, apply now. 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.