Footwear Buyer

  • Job Reference: JS4526
  • Date Posted: 29 October 2019
  • Recruiter: u&i Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: South West England
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Buying
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Joanne Stratton
  • Email: joannes@uandirecruitment.co.uk

Job Description

The Company
 
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 Footwear Buyer to join their business across all product areas.

Footwear 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 maximise 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.

Footwear Buyer - The Candidate:

  • Strong experience in buying across footwear on the high street
  • 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

Footwear 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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