Junior Buyer Menswear

  • Job Reference: JS4188
  • Date Posted: 28 March 2018
  • Location: Cardiff
  • 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 delivery great value women’s fashion, menswear and children’s clothing. They are currently looking for a Junior Buyer on Menswear.  This is a Level 3 and is to support the Buyer to source, develop and deliver a specific range of products at the right cost, right time and right place to achieve the Company’s gross profit.  

Junior Buyer Menswear - The Role:

  • Review and analyse best and worst sellers to be able to present findings and action plan to Buyer and team
  • Develops positive working relationships with own network of suppliers and proactively lead supplier meetings for the purpose of own range development
  • Negotiate effectively on prices with suppliers and with internal contacts to influence agreed outcomes that achieve a win/win situation
  • Working with AM to review weekly sales report and proposing risks and opportunities using trading skills to assess high/low covers and potential stock issues.
  • Present to Buyer clearly defined action plan on product proposal supported by sound reasoning
  • Be able to utilise all information to make suggestions to Buyer from benchmarking and comp shops and impact on own range
  • Be able to clearly identify missed opportunities and potential growth within ranges
  • Develop, coach and mentor Assistant Buyers as required within your team through undertaking regular reviews and colleague Appraisals.
  • Chase and prioritise samples for fit sessions 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of product construction, manufacturing process and testing along with their impacts upon the fit process
  • Develop and source buying samples through focussing on fabrication, timescales and margin implications inline with department strategy
  • Undertake regular benchmarking to keep up to date with competitor activity and proposes opportunities to Buyer to assist with range development
  • Demonstrate understanding of customer profile to actively contribute to research of new trends, colours and themes to support own range

Junior Buyer Menswear - The Candidate:

  • 2-3 years in a Buying role
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Effective planning and organisation skills
  • Effective teamworking
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Intermediate IT Skills
  • Product and fabric Knowledge
  • Commercially Aware

Junior Buyer Menswear - The Package: 

  • Competitive, dependant on experience 

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.