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Buyer - Handbags

Job Title: Buyer - Handbags
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93705
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 14, 2013 17:06

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an experienced Accessories Buyer to join the head office team of this leading fashion retailer, working across Ladies Accessories and taking full responsibility for their Bags range. As an established Buyer you will work to ensure that the product range both meets and exceeds the needs of the customer via the delivery of on trend pieces, which are both accessible and suitable to the target customer. Your key responsibilities will include: * Delivering a profitable range, which appeals to both the customer and falls in line with business strategy and margins * Sourcing new suppliers as well as managing existing supplier relationships * Attending supplier visits and meetings where necessary * Working closely with the Design, Development and Merchandising teams in order to correctly identify the customers needs and deliver a successful product range accordingly * Managing and leading junior members of the team. * Leading and overseeing sign-off and trade meetings The successful candidate will: * Currently be working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level for a leading high street retailer, with a wealth of knowledge across Ladies Accessories, and more specifically Bags. * Have proven management experience and enjoy leading a team to success. * Be passionate, product focused and possess a strong appreciation for the latest fashion trends within ladies non clothing/accessories. * Have confidence when communicating their ideas, as well as building relationships across the industry. * Be enthusiastic, proactive and innovative in their approach to work. In return for you hard work and dedication you will receive a generous salary and benefits package along with the opportunity to develop a progressive career with the business. If you are an experienced Ladieswear Buyer looking for a new challenge within fashion, 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.