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Buyer - Clothing & Footwear

Job Title: Buyer - Clothing & Footwear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95825
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: RA.46720.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: August 13, 2014 17:02

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen with a successful retailer for an experienced Buyer to join their head office team. As Buyer you would be responsible for sourcing and selecting a commercial and trend focused range across apparel and footwear. Branded fashion buying experience is highly desirable, as is a knowledge or understanding of the outdoor life, however candidates from an own-label fashion or accessories buying background are still encouraged to apply. Although this is a permanent role, there is also a need for candidates on an immediate interim basis, so if you are looking for contract or interim work you can still be considered for this vacancy, however you must be available for an immediate start. As Buyer, your main responsibilities will include: * Delivering profitable and commercial clothing and footwear ranges across all stores and the website * Full range planning including OTB management and budget planning. Delivery brands into store * Managing existing supplier and sourcing new accounts/brands to add to company portfolio * Working alongside the Merchandiser to ensure ranges meet budget and margin requirements * Regular comp shops and competitor analysis You must have the following skills and experience: * Previous retail buying experience, ideally within a branded fashion environment * Excellent communication and organisation skills * Knowledge and understanding of fashion trends and an eye for colour * A proactive and enthusiastic approach to your work * Strong negotiation skills This is an excellent opportunity to join a company that prides itself on its quality product and brand message. If you are an experienced fashion retail buyer looking for a new challenge, 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.