Clothing Buyer

  • Job Reference: JS4291
  • Date Posted: 24 September 2018
  • Recruiter: u&i Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: South West
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary
  • Sector: Buying
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Joanne Stratton
  • Email: joannes@uandirecruitment.co.uk

Job Description

Our client is an established high street retailer who is well regarded for delivering great value ladies, mens and childrens clothing. They are currently looking for a Buyer to join their business. The role will be to source, develop, buy and deliver a specific range of clothing ranges at the right cost, right time and the right place to achieve the Company’s gross profit.

Clothing Buyer - The Role:

  • Plan and agree the sales/margin and stock budget with the Merchandisers and General Managers.
  • Source, select and negotiate with suppliers to obtain optimum product, prices and terms of contract.
  • Undertake selection of all new products.
  • Gather, analyse and interpret product, market and customer information in order to forecast future demand patterns for supply chain requirements.
  • In conjunction with Merchandising, monitor and control the range to ensure budgeted stock turn, margin and profit targets are achieved.
  • Manage the range plan to maximize customer service levels.
  • Liaise with the Marketing Manager to ensure all promotions are executed correctly.
  • Work with the Trading and Marketing Managers to resolve commercial problems.
  • When required, conduct range presentations to the Board, General Mangers, Retail and Overseas Investors.
  • To have a full awareness of all legal and safety standards.
  • Supervise the workload and appraisal of a Buyer’s Assistant.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required.

Clothing Buyer - The Candidate:
 

  • Strong experience as a buyer across clothing on the high street - childrenswear an advantage but not essential.
  • Critical path management and margin optimisation
  • Knowledge of garment construction and manufacturing methods
  • Negotiation/influencing skills
  • Experience in budget & project management
  • Effective people management, team building and strong communication skills
  • Confident presentations skills with excellent attention to detail 

Clothing Buyer - The Package: 
 
- Competitive, dependant on experience 
 
Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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