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Textiles Buyer (Homewares)

Job Title: Textiles Buyer (Homewares)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93934
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 01, 2013 11:48

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Buyer PRIMARY FUNCTION: To develop ranges to maximise sales and profit, aligned to brand market position/value. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES * To develop the product ranges and presentation in line with agreed product strategy, brand and store values, ensuring the ranges represent the agreed image and value levels. * Utilising historic data and trends plan and implement the product strategy for areas in conjunction with the Merchandiser to meet the agreed sales and margin objectives. * Working with the Sourcing Manager/Sourcing Trainee Manager develop the plan implementation of the strategy for intake margin growth assuring security of supply/risk assessment fully incorporated. * Drive the front end product development strategy and implementation cross functionally ensuring progress of sampling/fabric/pricing in line with dates required for progress and sign off meeting, i.e. all elements of range planning/range development5. Ensure range plans, product brief, design brief, fabric brief, fit sessions, colour issue etc. are completed in full to agreed dates within the critical path and are progressed effectively internally and externally.6. Ensure amendments to any aspects of point * To develop products and presentation of suitable promotional and "deal" products in line with plan within the range planning process.8. Working with Design, Visual Merchandising and Marketing ensure effective planning and implementation of window strategy/visuals/photography, range manuals, layout guidelines etc. * Ensure process of continuous review of product performance and trends to maximise sales and margin on season and forward, and appropriate action taken * Ensure a thorough knowledge of the stores/competition/opportunities/threats etc through store visits and detailed market study ongoing. * In areas required, provide effective management, evaluation and development of the supplier base. * Support and coaching of line reports - ensuring training roles have full structured training/development plan * Manage costs in line with agreed budgets and generally within guidelines. 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.