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Buyer - Footwear and Accessories

Job Title: Buyer - Footwear and Accessories
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Yorkshire
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + car, pension
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94894
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.97020.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: January 21, 2014 10:45

Job Description

An exciting Buyer role has just opened within a successful retail business in Yorkshire. They are looking for a confident, talented and experienced Buyer to join within the ladieswear team, primarily to cover footwear and accessories. As Buyer responsibilities will include: * Developing own branded and selecting branded product ranges * Ensuring that product ranges are up to date with the trends and directed to the target consumer group * Developing a buying strategy that is in line with customer requirements, marketing plans, product performance and market trends * Liaising with the Merchandising, Marketing and E-Commerce teams to ensure that all business objectives are achieved * Establishing strong working relationship and negotiate the best prices with the suppliers * Attending trading meetings and produce regular range performance reports You must have the following skills and experience: * Currently working at experienced Junior Buyer or Buyer level within a fashion retail environment. Footwear experience is essential, experience across other categories such as accessories, lingerie and nightwear are also highly desirable * Knowledge of both branded buying and product development * Excellent range planning and range building skills * Overseas sourcing experience * Strong communication, negotiating and influencing skills * Excellent commercial skills and a passion for product and colour This is an exciting opportunity to join a well known retailer. In reward for your hard work you will receive an excellent salary, holiday allowance and benefits package. Send your CV through to us today if you think that you have the right skills and experience to qualify for this role. 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.