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Buyer - Premium Ladies' Fashion

Job Title: Buyer - Premium Ladies' Fashion
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90051
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 01, 2012 10:53

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an experienced Ladieswear Buyer specialising in jerseywear, to join this leading fashion retailer; best known for delivering exceptional customer service and as well as a design led, quality product. Reporting in the Buying Manager you will work to drive the area forward, growing the already successful Jersey range further. Keys responsibilities will include: * Assisting with the development of the buying strategy, ensuring that the range is both commercial and creative * Working closely with the Design, Development and Merchandising teams in order to correctly indentify the customers needs and deliver a successful product range accordingly * Building and maintaining strong working relationships with suppliers, working to negotiate the best prices, in order to maximise profitability and adhere to the agreed buying budget * Conducting regular comp shops in order to stay on top of your competitors, ensuring the brand is always one step ahead in terms of design and customer attraction The successful candidate will be: * Currently working as an established Junior Buyer, or already at Buyer level, within Ladieswear - ideally with a strong knowledge of Jerseywear * An enthusiastic and passionate character, with a genuine love for fashion, quality and design * Highly knowledgeable across the retail sector and therefore confident when making commercial business decisions * Able to lead a small team successfully * A strong negotiator, with previous experience working closely with suppliers and the Far East * Educated to degree level, or equivalent, within a relevant field such as Fashion Design, Buying or Retail * Capable of working under pressure as you will be working in a fast moving area of the business In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive a very competitive salary, a strong benefits package and the opportunity to progress within the business. If you have relevant experience within Ladieswear Buying and you are eager to take on a new role which offers more autonomy, long term progression and the opportunity to represent one of the markets best-loved brands, please apply now with an up to date CV.