Buyer - Womenswear

Recruiter
Hays Retail
Location
England, London
Salary
£26000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted
06 Sep 2018
Closes
04 Oct 2018
Ref
3357205
Contact
Jasmine Glen
Function
Buying
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent


Buyer - Womenswear, London, Competitive Salary, Exciting Opportunity!


Our client, a British multinational fashion retailer with a strong presence online, has a vacancy for a Womenswear Buyer to join their successful team.

Our client is looking for a talented, experienced buyer with excellent communication and negotiation skills to work within their successful team. Ideally you will be educated to degree level, with previous retail experience and a passion for women's fashion. Your responsibilities will include:
  • Working closely with the buying team to ensure purchasing is at the lowest cost for the quantity and quality requirements of the company
  • Analysing the performance of your department
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers as well as building new relationships
  • Develop basic understanding of WSSI by close cooperation with merchandising team.
  • Support senior buyer with the training and development of junior buying team members and the opportunity to manage a Buyers Admin Assistant
  • Identifying mass trends and growth opportunities
  • Developing procurement strategy.



In order to be considered for this exciting position, it is essential that you have:
  • Experience in retail
  • Experience as high-level Assistant Buyer or existing Junior Buyer/Buyer within a retail / eCommerce environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to network and influence people
  • Ability to build and maintain good supplier relationships
  • Problem solving skills
  • Finger on the pulse of fashion trends
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well in a team and also on own initiative.



This organisation can offer huge potential and progression for anyone looking to develop their buying skills and progress in their career within a large international company. The client is offering a competitive salary dependent on experience, plus an employee discount.

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