Senior Buyer

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London | Ref: BBBH13193

£40000 - £50000 per annum + Additional benefits


Senior Buyer (Womenswear)
London
£40-50,000 + benefits

Role Profile
A successful and highly reputable high street retailer is looking for a senior buyer to join their team. You will be directly responsible for leading category areas for the womenswear department.
Responsibilities

  • You will be seeking and developing ranges with external designers, internal designers, and/or directly with our manufacturers. This will involve coordinating the relationships and managing the process from drawings to prototype and beyond, including:
  • Working directly with the manufacturer and / or our sourcing office when necessary to ensure that the products are perfectly chosen and engineered to ensure the best possible cost price, retail price and margin, following company policy and targets;
  • Ensuring that the product development / sourcing process is as quick and efficient as possible, in order to ensure extremely fast time to market;
  • Ensuring that all technical details are present and delivered on time in order to be able to release your collection and place orders for them.
  • You'll have a responsibility in the turnover, customer feedback and quality performance of your ranges, and will be working on improving their quality and pricing level both on mid and long terms.
  • You'll have a direct input on building and challenging an efficient workflow and set of procedure that fits our flexible business model and helps you achieve your objectives.


Skills and Experience

  • Commercial acumen and a passion for the sector and its products
  • Extensive and broad knowledge across multiproduct womenswear
  • An understanding of the customer and relevant market
  • Extensive experience in Direct buying roles, Product development and Category management in the clothing industry
  • Confidence combined with negotiating, influencing and networking skills
  • Exceptional team working and leadership skills
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to make major decisions
  • Strong customer focus
  • Numeracy and IT skills


Client information

Out client is an established and highly reputable high street retailer.

Remuneration

£40-50,000 + benefits

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