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Assistant Buyer - Branded Sportswear

Job Title: Assistant Buyer - Branded Sportswear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95356
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 09, 2014 09:53

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Buyer to join this leading UK Retailer based in their East Midlands head office. Working within the branded sportswear team, the ideal candidate will have previous experience at Assistant Buyer level within a branded environment, and a passion for sportswear. As Assistant Buyer, your responsibilities will include; * Working closely with the buyer to source and deliver a commercially successful range. * Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers. Sourcing new suppliers and negotiating terms. * Predicting seasonal best sellers, core lines and future trends. * Continually reviewing brand performance against the Buying plan and monitoring market activity. * Completing regular comp shops and market analysis reports. * Budget management within the product category. * Actively training and mentoring junior members of the team. To be successful, you will have; * Previous buying experience at Assistant Buyer level for another successful retailer. * Branded fashion buying experience. * Trend awareness and strong creativity. * Excellent communication and negotiation skills. * A proactive and postive approach. For your hard work you will not only be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits, but also with great future career opportunities. This is an opportunity to work with one of the UKs leading retailers. If you think you have the relevant skills and experience, 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.