Ladieswear Buyer

Posted a week ago by A for Appointments

Leeds, West Yorkshire

A fast-growing online fashion retailer is currently looking for a talented Ladieswear Buyer to join their team located in Leeds. My client is looking for a Ladieswear Buyer to work alongside one other ladieswear buyer, working on multiple growth categories and to identify new opportunities for sales growth. You will work as a small team to develop and deliver a ladieswear range and work alongside other buyers and the Buying Director to develop and embed new processes and wow as the business grows and evolves.

Job Responsibilities:
"    Build a commercial and inspirational range
"    Source, select and negotiate with suppliers to obtain optimum product, prices, and terms of contract
"    Produce layout/bibles for the 5 catalogues per season to hand over to the creative team
"    Effectively negotiate price and agree supplier contracts
"    Complete buying trips as needed within the UK and internationally
"    Present selection meetings with the team
"    Responsible for monthly collection planning, forecasts, margin, and sales analysis to achieve maximal commercial of range
"    Ownership for product strategy such as fabric and colour selection, and allocation of origin of production, key trends, gaps, and opportunities of product development
"    Work closely with QC Department to ensure quality control and sustainability program implementation
"    Evaluate the sales reports
"    Responsible of setting and planning, sourcing, shopping, and store day trips
"    Identify new departmental ways of working as the business grows to stay streamlined and productive
"    Attend weekly Fit & Buy meetings to ensure products are delivered on time
"    Weekly analysis to identify missing products from the booked ranges, reporting back to the Buying Director 
"    Regular competitor reviews to ensure pricing and range is in line with the market 
"    Highlighting risks and opportunities
"    Support the Buying Assistants to hit deadlines and develop their buying skills

The ideal candidate will have:
"    Two to three years buying experience
"    Excellent commercial awareness
"    The ability to work well under pressure and to tight and often conflicting time frames
"    An excellent eye for ladieswear product and trends
"    Confidence in decision making and influencing peers
"    Excellent negotiation and communication skills
"    Intuitive with initiative
"    Able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the ladies fashion market
"    Highly trend driven
"    Travel - as required by the business 

What they offer:
"    Competitive salary 
"    Fun fast paced working environment!
"    Strong team ethos.
"    Stakeholder pension scheme.
"    Life insurance.
"    Up to 60% discount on new ranges.
"    An extra day's holiday for your birthday.
"    £100 welcome voucher to spend on products when you join.
"    Free onsite parking
"    Free fruit (or pie!) on Thursdays!
"    2 fantastic staff parties a year
"    Free thinking encouraged.

If you have the relevant skills and experience then please apply now!

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