Senior Buyer - Monsoon

Ref: MON10564
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Buying
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 29/11/2019

Our founder Peter Simon, travelled to India in 1973 and brought back beautiful, bohemian product to sell on a market stall in Notting Hill. Today Monsoon continues with a boutique feel, spanning a breath of categories from casualwear to occasion & beach.  Monsoon heritage & values make us an individual brand with the ability to stand out vs the competition and stand the test of time.

We are looking for a Senior Buyer to join our Monsoon Buying department.  This role is for an individual looking for a versatile and challenging role, which gives them a lot of opportunity and provides more exposure to the business. This role would suit an established Senior Buyer who has worked in fast fashion at a mid-market retailor. You will be an individual who is used to driving their department independently and has experience of managing a team.

What will you do as a Senior Buyer?

  • Take responsibility for the season planning
  • Developing and producing future ranges
  • Managing the supply base and critical path (overseas travel is a must!)
  • Leading a small team

 

What will you need to succeed as a Senior Buyer?

  • Up to 3 years in a current Senior Buyer role
  • Experience working in an Ecommerce driven business
  • Strong background in product development focused buying from a leading retailer
  • Experience in and knowledge of buying own brand womenswear ranges
  • Ability to work with a high number of options, in a fast-paced environment
  • Track record of leading and developing junior team members
  • Confidence in dealing and negotiating with overseas suppliers
  • Overseas travel experience; Far East and India

 

What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon is a great place to be. You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across all three of our brands, up to 23 days holiday, pension and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships at GYMBOX, Flexi-time and pay day early finishes!

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