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Assistant Buyer - Boys Footwear

Job Title: Assistant Buyer - Boys Footwear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95536
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.70348.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: May 14, 2014 09:34

Job Description

A leading UK high street currently has an exciting opportunity for a high calibre Assistant Buyer to join it's creative and fast-paced head office team. Working across Boys Footwear, this is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Assistant Buyer or Junior Buyer with footwear experience who is looking for a new challenge. As Assistant Buyer, your responsibilities will include: * Assisting the buyer in sourcing, planning and developing commercial and creative ranges. * Building and maintaining relationships with existing suppliers as well as sourcing new suppliers. * Understanding the range and being able to predict seasonal best sellers, core lines and future trends. * Competitor research and detailed trends reports and market analysis. * Continually reviewing brand performance and sell through rates, against the Buying plan and monitoring market activity. * Approving lab-dips, production and shipment samples. * Attending and leading fit sessions alongside the technologist. To be successful, you will: * Have solid footwear buying experience from a leading UK fashion retailer. * Be confident managing and developing your own range. * Be passionate about product and have high attention to detail. * Have an excellent knowledge of colours and trends. * Have excellent communication skills. This is the perfect role for an experienced Assistant Buyer or Junior Buyer looking for their next challenge within fashion - this will be a rewarding opportunity as you will play a key role in the department, and have excellent opportunities for training and career progression. If you think you have the relevant skills and experience why not apply now. 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.