Senior Buyer - Menswear

Recruiter
Freedom Recruitment
Location
London
Salary
40000.00 - 49999.00 GBP Annual
Posted
12 Sep 2017
Expires
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent

Our client is a well established retailer looking for a Senior Buyer specialising in menswear to join their Buying department.

The ideal candidate will have a fast fashion/premium background working alongside merchandisers as well as managing a junior team. You will have experience in Menswear multi product and tailoring would be a bonus!

They will be a skilled negotiator with extensive experience dealing with premium/fast fashion suppliers/manufacturers and a thorough understanding of the entire buying cycle. Along side this they will have involvement in product development and be working closely with the design team.

The senior buyer will have a strong knowledge of the market and consumer trends and be able to apply this towards their range.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Customer demand (e.g. price, quality and availability);

  • Market trends;

  • Involvement in product development

  • Financial budgets;

  • Analyzing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends;

  • Managing plans for stock levels;

  • Reacting to changes in demand;

  • Reacting to changes in logistics;

  • Meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contract;

  • Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for Future products;

  • Managing a junior team.

  • About you

  • Fluent in English

  • Experienced in working in a fast paced buying environment.

  • At least 2 years working in a Senior buying role.

  • Ideally have experience in managing a junior team.

  • Have an established track record of driving business forward.

  • A strong negotiator and natural leader.

  • Strong Excel ability.

  • Awareness of current and future trends, knowledge of brands target market and understanding of what is happening in retail.