Buyer (12 month FTC)

Ref: MON10776
Salary: Competitive
Department: Buying
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Interim
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Our story began with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery.

We’re looking for two Buyers to join our ladies wear department on a 12-month fixed term covering maternity leave. The roles will cover either our Knitwear/Beach or Casual Day category. This is a great opportunity for established Buyers who are looking for a new challenge, passionate about fashion and delivering great product to the customer.

What will you do as a Buyer?

  • Drive sales, profit and performance for the department through the development and execution of future ranges; working closely with the in-house Design team
  • Analyse sales and competitor performance, constantly looking for opportunities to drive the business
  • Effectively manage the critical path to deliver product on time to our customers and maximise profitability
  • Work to build and maintain great relationships with the supplier base to deliver great product, achieve margin and deliver to critical path
  • Help develop the wider team through effective leadership and management

What you will need to succeed as a Buyer?

  • Demonstrable success in leading your own area within Buying, ideally from a mid market high street fashion brand
  • Highly creative nature, with a passion for working closely with product and suppliers design teams to create a balanced profitable range.
  • Flexibility and ability to work at pace, in a fast-moving environment with varied supply base and high option count.
  • Strong commercial understanding of the ladieswear market, especially with knitwear/Beach or Casual daywear category, strong negotiation skills across varied countries of origin.
  • Excellent problem solver and decision maker – always focusing on creative solutions to drive results.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Active team player and a self starter who constantly contributes, supports and develops the team, who is also able to facilitate special projects
  • Excellent PC skills (Microsoft Word & Excel) with an emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

 

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