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Assistant Buyer - Womenswear

Job Title: Assistant Buyer - Womenswear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95235
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.29076.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: March 14, 2014 17:50

Job Description

My client is a leading UK fashion retailer, they currently have an excitng opportunity for a talented and ambitious Assistant Buyer to join their fast-paced head office team. Working within the Special Purchase division, you will be responsible for planning and developing a commercial, cost effective and successful multi-product range across womenswear which will be sold via the businesses Outlet and Clearance stores. You will have full ownership for your ranges, and be able to grow your department with the ranges successes. As Assistant Buyer, your responsibilities will include; * Working closely with the buyer you will be developing and delivering the product range across womenswear. You will plan and develop across a multi-product range including apparel, accessories and footwear. * Assisting in range planning meetings, presenting new ranges and ideas alongside the Buyer. * Developing the range alongside supplier, taking responsibility for approval stages such as fitting, lab dips, bulk fabric, trim and product samples. * Understanding departmental targets and performance level measures such as best/worst sellers, markdowns, budgets and stock turn. * Regular competitor shops and market analysis * Management and development of a Buying Assistant/Trainee Buyer To be successful, you will; * Be an experienced Assistant Buyer within fashion; womenswear multi-product experience is ideal, however candidates with solely apparel experience are also encouraged to apply. * Be confident and able to hit the ground running. * Be able to demonstrate a high level of trend awareness and strong creativity. * Have strong communication and negotiation skills. * Have a good understanding of budgets and working to a strict margin requirement. This is a truly unique opportunity to be part of a leading UK retailer, and work within a fast-paced and hugely successful head office team. If you are an experienced Assistant Buyer looking for a new challenge this could be a perfect move! Apply now with a 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.