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Senior Buyer - Ladies' Occasionwear

Job Title: Senior Buyer - Ladies' Occasionwear
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90481
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: January 02, 2013 13:41

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Ladieswear Buyer/[Senior Buyer](/searches/senior-buyer-jobs), to join this leading fashion retailer on an initial 12 month contract. Reporting in to the Head of Buying you will be responsible for one of the brand's largest areas - Occasionwear. Within this position you will manage a small team who will assist you across the category which includes ranges such as Bridal, Black Tie and Smart. As this is a vital position within the team it's important that you can work autonomously; taking full accountability for building a new and exciting range which will not only meet but exceed the needs of the customer. Key duties within the role will include: * Planning and developing seasonal and future ranges * Analysing sales data to identify best sellers * Managing the critical path * Working with the current supply base, managing these relationships and conducting negotiations accordingly * Completing overseas travel in order to identify new product opportunities and develop new supplier relationships * Training and developing more junior members within the department The successful candidate will be: * Currently working as an established [Buyer](/searches/buyer-jobs) or Senior Buyer within womenswear, ideally from a multi product or occasionwear background * Experienced managing their own area with the ability to build a successful range which both meets and exceeds the customers needs * A confident negotiator, with previous experience managing overseas supplier relationships and closing commercial deals * A strong communicator, who is able to present their thoughts and finding to others with confidence and enthusiasm * A good team leader and therefore be able to successfully support and develop more junior members within the team This is a great opportunity for an existing Buyer/Senior Buyer to gain further experience, taking on a new challenge within the Occasionwear sector. Working on an interim basis you will gain at least 12 months experience representing this leading fashion brand, which is highly regarded for their design led product offering and excellent customer service.