Buyer - Seasonal & Stationery

Ref: MON09506
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Buying
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

 "Here at Accessorize we are devoted to bringing a vibrant, eclectic mix of inspirational fashion accessories that our customers can’t resist. Our teams have fun accessorizing the world and you could be part of this global, growing brand as a Buyer"

We have an exciting opportunity for an Established Buyer within our fast moving Seasonal and Stationery team for Accessorize.  Reporting to the Buying Manager, you will help drive forward one of our growing areas of accessories.  Seasonal and Stationery is an exciting area that we need to continue pushing product boundaries and delivering innovative ranges.  We are looking for an experienced Buyer who has strong product development experience.  If you are from a stationary or gifting buying background we would like to hear from you.

What will you do as a Buyer?
You will be responsible for formulating and driving business and department strategy with a strong customer focus.  On a day to day basis, you will be responsible for season planning, developing and producing future ranges; making sure that all buying activities are conducted in line with the critical path.  You will deputise for the Buying Manager and support the development of the department through effective people and talent management.  Overseas travel to the Far East, India and Europe will be involved.

What you will need to succeed as a Buyer?
Extensive experience of buying for the UK & global markets and developing product.  With your genuine passion for accessories and a commercial eye for the latest trends, you will work closely with our in-house design & technical team but you will also have product development experience.  The ability to lead a small team, to demonstrate accountability for your own product area and an autonomous approach to your work are essential.  With honed negotiation skills, previous experience of working with suppliers is desirable.  With your excellent presentation and communication skills, you will also be proficient in presenting at board level.  Resilient and calm under pressure, you will be someone who thrives in a diverse, commercial and fast paced environment.  This is a high profile opportunity and for the right individual - there is potential for growth in this area, it’s an exciting time to join the department.

What are we like to work for?
If you're ambitious, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent.  Last year we made numerous promotions across the company. This year promises to be no exception.  You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 25 days holiday, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket. We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies. If you feel you have the potential to become an Established Buyer, please apply now!

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