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Assistant Footwear Buyer

Listing ID: 1096812

Assistant Footwear Buyer

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: House of Fashion
Location: Essex, East Anglia, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 1 to 2 years
Salary: £25,000
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 2 weeks 5 days
About: House of Fashion Associates Ltd specialise in the recruitment of high calibre candidates to the Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail industry within the Fashion, Textiles, Beauty/Cosmetics, Home Ware and Furniture sectors from Graduate to Director level across the UK. We have a serious passion for the industry and pride ourselves on going the extra mile and have genuine consideration and aspiration for all our candidates and most importantly client satisfaction.

Our client an exciting and well known online Young ladies Footwear Brand are looking to recruit an experienced Assistant Footwear Buyer to work along side the Buying Director.  This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual who has a passion for the fashion footwear industry.  The successful applicant will possess at least two years experience working within a similar role within the footwear high street retail/ online or wholesale industry, have knowledge of putting ranges together and travelling to the Far East and China on buying trips have excellent product knowledge.

Duties will include:

  • Sourcing new products and reviewing any existing best sellers to repeat
  • Analysing competitors and remaining competitive with the pricing structure.
  • Forecasting ranges up to 6 months ahead and planning in options based on growth.
  • Presenting weekly trade on the overall performance of the category and study the best and worst sellers
  • Assisting the buying director with all day to day activities
  • Responsibility is to ensure the smooth running of the critical path through the whole buying cycle
  • Admin and assistant buyer duties:
  • Confirming orders and raising them in the system
  • Attending fit sessions and assessing quality, fit and aesthetic issues & then sumarizing comments and forwarding to suppliers
  • Working closely with assistant merchandisers to progress any knowledge on late delivery's or fitting issues that may delay any styles
  • Travelling to the Far East and China with the Buying Director
  • Product development
  • Buying for the young ladies footwear market
  • Liaising with suppliers and negotiating costs to ensure they fit into the relevant option count, margin and season.
  • Consolidating all the current buying range in to sign off format to brief the team and directors
  • Analysing market trends and competitors

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