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Junior Buyer/Buyer - Accessories

Job Title: Junior Buyer/Buyer - Accessories
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £28000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92607
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: May 09, 2013 11:15

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Junior Buyer/Buyer to join the head office team of this leading British premium brand; focusing on their Accessories category. Working with your Senior Buyer you will assist with the development of the buying strategy, ensuring that the range is both commercial, trend led and innovative. Keys responsibilities will include: * Working closely with the Design, Development and Merchandising teams in order to correctly identify 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 Ladies Accessories; preferably with a strong knowledge of leather and premium accessories. * 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. * A strong negotiator, with previous experience working closely with suppliers. * 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 joining the business during a busy and exciting phase of trading. 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 the 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. 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.