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Ladieswear Buyer

Location:

Leeds, UK

Type of Job:

Full time

Published By:

RH/MB15374

Published Date:

28 April 2021, 10:30:00

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

Benefits

About us

Address

Leeds, UK

About the job

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

If you have the relevant skills and experience then please apply now by sending your CV to marrie@aforappointments.com

Requirements

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

Benefits

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.

Address

Leeds, UK