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Buyer - Menswear

Job Title: Buyer - Menswear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: £38000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95367
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.35588.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: April 08, 2014 11:17

Job Description

A truly exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Menswear Buyer to join one of the UK's largest retailers. 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 across Menswear rtw apparel categories. Key responsibilities will include: * Working closely with the Design and Technical team to develop an innovative and trend led range across menswear wovens and jersey (candidates with menswear apparel experience from alternative categories such as denim and outerwear are still encouraged to apply). * 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 junior members of the team. The successful candidate will: * Currently be working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level, for a reputable fashion retailer. * Have experience working across Menswear own-label apparel. * 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 Menswear 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 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.