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Senior Ladieswear Buyer

Listing ID: 1288730

Senior Ladieswear Buyer

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Tagged Resources
Location: Manchester, North West, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 10 years
Specified Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-6pm
Reference Number: TGN3728
Salary: Up to £40,000 DOE
Twitter Handle: @taggedresources
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 4 days 17 hours
About: We are industry specialists working with Retail and Wholesale Suppliers. As a team we have 25 years of recruitment and industry experience, working with Retail and Wholesale Suppliers and have always believed that best practice means keeping it simple. We are passionate about what we do and work very hard, taking the time to build strong relationships, understanding your business and personal requirements. To this end we have key goals and values that run through everything we do.

An excellent opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join a fast growing online Fashion Ladieswear Retailer. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious and fashion driven candidate to join a fast paced Buying team.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced Buyer with a commercial fashion eye who has managed a small Buying team.

Benefits:

  • Casual dress code
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Gym membership
  • On-site parking

The Role:

  • Develop trading opportunities and implement as commercially appropriate.
  • Buying a multi-product range of Ladieswear.
  • Assist in the development of the supply base to ensure delivery of the strategy.
  • Presenting in trade, sign offs and range direction with directors.
  • Review WSSI on a weekly basis to review best / worst sellers.
  • Maintain stock levels in line with company expectations.
  • Constantly looking and researching for new products and opportunities (NPD).
  • Ensure forecasting tools are kept up to date and relevant.
  • Working closely with the business owner to ensure optimum availability of stock.
  • Maintain and build relationships with suppliers and customers.
  • Negotiating the best cost price to achieve departmental margin targets.
  • Interpreting product trends. 
  • Managing the critical path to react to market changes and challenges
  • Monitor, maintain and action competitor analysis (comp shops)
  • Processing samples received (fits, development, shoots/meetings)
  • Preparing samples for best sellers
  • Collating and preparing meeting samples
  • Responsible for managing and developing buying assistant.
  • Other duties as required.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience within Fashion Buying
  • Have strong Excel & Google sheet skills
  • Understanding the market place, target customer and key competitors.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organised with the ability to manage a workload and prioritise where required.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Remains positive and resilient under pressure, adapts to change.

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Please be aware the duties listed above are an interpretation of the role and do not form any part of your employment contract. Please ask the interviewer any questions about the role that you wish to clarify.


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