Womenswear Buyer

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London | Ref: BBBH15058

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Additional benefits


Product Merchandiser- Womenswear

£40-50,000 + Additional Benefits

Role Profile

  • Managing individual product categories throughout complete product lifecycle, building seasonal range plans, recommending buy selections and product pricing, and analysing sell-in and sell-out
  • Preparing and analysing weekly sales reports using Excel pivot tables and macros to present in weekly trade meetings, providing actionable reporting and insightful commercial analysis
  • Building and presenting quarterly sales analysis to drive seasonal range plan requests and present to department management and Design
  • Suggesting in-season actions to maximise sales and profit opportunities
  • High level of communication with cross functional teams within the brand
  • Communicating sales feedback to Design, to influence development of future ranges and drive a balanced and commercial range
  • Develop strong partnerships with Global Sourcing offices to achieve seasonal cost and margin targets, whilst ensuring high product quality and on time deliveries
  • Pro-actively reviewing product costs and retails to drive intake margin and focus on commercial opportunities
  • Managing product data entry in assortment plans, including costs, retails, seasonal themes, and purchase order numbers
  • Conducting competitive analysis including Pricing Analysis
  • Coordinating market prep processes and materials, with support from Product Merchandising Assistant, to ensure relevant sales history
  • Managing and maintaining systems with extremely high level of accuracy



Skills & Experience

  • Own and manage product Solid experience of working for a commercial vertical fashion retailer at a product merchandising level - Womenswear
  • Understanding of product life cycle, from system set up to delist/markdown strategy
  • A natural ability to manipulate data to produce reports with accuracy and efficiency
  • An ability to understand the priorities of retail and head office functions
  • A meticulous approach to organisation and state of the art timekeeping to manage teams workload and deadlines
  • Attention to detail is key as this is a fast paced role, so a sharp eye is essential
  • An analytical approach combined with a track record of accuracy illustrated though previous experience
  • Team player who collaborates and communicates effectively at all levels
  • Strives to achieve and drive the best results possible for the brand
  • An intense passion for commerce/product, with a natural commercial instinct
  • Strong sense of initiative, with ability to independently prioritize individual tasks and deadlines
  • An ability to drive positive and impactful business results, by leading commercial and fact based decisions
  • Solution based thinker, ability to calculate risks and present strategic action plans
  • A strong aptitude in Retail Math
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills


Client information

My client, a leading Hight End retailer, is looking for an established Buyer/ Product Merchandiser to join their London based Menswear team.

Remuneration

  • Performance related bonus
  • Private healthcare cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Staff discount



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