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Head of Buying & Merchandising (WW)

Job Title: Head of Buying & Merchandising (WW)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Australia
Salary: £120000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95142
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 19, 2014 14:29

Job Description

A high profile, well established fashion retail business is looking to hire a talented and well-experienced Head of Buying and Merchandising to join their dynamic head office team. As the Head of Buying & Merchandising, you will take over the following responsibilities: * Womenswear (fast fashion) and some other categories * Analysis and research along with the Planning Director to develop the customer profile of the brand * Provide direction and leadership to the buying team working within the fashion product ranges * Monitor the brands sales performance and adjust product pricing and sales plan accordingly * Manage a large team including a number of Buying Directors and ensure that the teams performance and development needs are provided for To be a successful candidate, you will have the following qualifications: * Degree in Retail, Fashion, Business or equivalent, position with hands-on experience in a fashion merchandise environment * Extensive experience working for a similar highly regarded fashion retailer * Experience in product design would be an advantage * Knowledge of the retail manufacturing and international procurement * Highly innovative with strong commercial acumen This is an excellent role which offers a very rewarding salary package to the successful candidate who will thrive on these challenges. If you think that you are qualified for this position, 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.