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Assistant Buyer - Womenswear

Job Title: Assistant Buyer - Womenswear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95736
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.60477.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 08, 2014 16:55

Job Description

My client is a leading UK fashion retailer, they currently have an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious Assistant Buyer to join their fast-paced head office team. Working within the womenswear department, you will be responsible for planning and developing a commercial, cost effective and successful product range. As Assistant Buyer, your responsibilities will include; * Working closely with the buyer you will be developing and delivering the product range across womenswear. * 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 sellers, markdowns, budgets and stock turn. * Budget management within the product category. * 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 with another leading fashion retailer; womenswear apparel experience is ideal, however candidates with fashion apparel experience from other areas such as childrenswear and menswear are encouraged to apply, you must however be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding and knowledge of womenswear trends and developments. * Be confident and able to hit the ground running. * Be able to demonstrate a high level of trend awareness and strong creativity. * Have excellent communication skills. * 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.