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Buyer - Womens Non-Clothing

Job Title: Buyer - Womens Non-Clothing
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95345
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.22308.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: April 04, 2014 11:20

Job Description

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Buyer to join the Head Office team of a premium fashion retailer. This role will be based within the womens non-clothing team, covering nightwear, hats, gloves, scarves and slippers. Best known for its high quality product and attentive customer service, the company is currently looking to recruit high calibre candidates with the aim to add further value to its existing Buying team.Working at Buyer level, your key objective will be to successfully plan, source and develop an innovative and trend led range. Taking sole responsibility for your area, you will work to ensure that the final range both meets the customers needs and is highly profitable to the business. You must be currently working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level to be considered, and be a strong team-leader and communicator with a strong knowledge and demonstrable experience in relevant product areas. Key duties will include: * Working closely with the Design and Technical team to develop an innovative and trend led range across nightwear, hats, scarves, gloves and slippers. * Working to source the best products at the best prices using confident negotiations in order to achieve and exceed the set margin targets. * Managing existing supplier relationships as well as develop new ones through effective sourcing and buying trips abroad. * Taking part in regular review meetings to ensure the critical path is followed through. * Completing regular competitor vistis in order to ensure you stay ahead of what key competitors are doing, whilst also identifying their key strengths and incorporating these within your own range. * Actively training and developing more junior members within the team. The successful candidate will: * Be currently working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level, for a reputable fashion retailer. * Have experience working across Ladies Non-Clothing with relevant knowledge of soft accessories. * Be confident when working with suppliers, negotiating the best prices and travelling overseas for supplier and development trips. * Have an in-depth knowledge of the current market, catwalk trends and customer favourites. * Be passionate about product, buying and developing a long term career within a reputable business. If you are currently working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level, with experience across Ladies soft accessories and are now keen to take on a new challenge; this could be a great move for you. In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package along with the opportunity of building a long term and progressive career working for a leading fashion retailer. 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.