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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