We are currently working very closely with a Global Fashion Retailer, who are looking for a Fabric Buyer. As the fabric Buyer and Trim Buyer will work closely with Design, Production and Product Merch to realise the creative vision for each collection each season. As Fabric and Trim buyer you will be involved in all aspects of research and development, working closely with internal and external partners to ensure developments are in line with the Critical Path and business strategies. The successful candidate will be hugley commercial, emotional intelligence and a minimum od 5 years experience as a Fabric and Trim buyer for a fast paced fashion retailer.
Buyer or Senior Buyer Women’s Knitwear - Central London My client is an established high street women’s fashion retailer who is currently seeking a commercial and trend led Buyer or Senior Buyer with Knitwear experience. You must have own buy womenswear experience and will be used to working with a wide variety of mills and suppliers. You must be experienced in Working with a Merchandiser to formulate departmental strategy and to identify risks and opportunities Collaborating with the design team on key knitwear trends and yarns Developing a commercial and customer focused range Negotiating with a wide supply base Working with a technical team to manage fits Presenting to senior management Developing and managing a team This is a great opportunity to join a well known brand in a fast paced fashion environment. Ref: SW/18210 Please note that due to a hi
My client is looking for a Buyer who is used to a fast paced commercial environment. They must deliver a customer offer that supports their overall strategy and values, and delivers their commercial and financial objectives. Client Details My client is a fast-paced, growing and ever-developing retailer, specialising across food, wine and grocery in the FMCG space. The have a fantastic culture, encouraging autonomy, instinct, and personal growth throughout any individuals career. Description Some of the Key Responsibilities for this Buyer will be: Deliver the KPIs against the Commercial Scorecard, reviewing sales performance and amending plans to ensure that we are continually growing category sales, volume and profit. Know and understand the relevant retail market and the category performance within that. Lead range reviews through effective cross functional working to ensure timely delivery of results. Source, develop and manage credible and commercially viable ranges, end to end. Deliver customer centric pricing, promotional and ranging plans in line with company policies. Profile The successfully selected Buyer will be : A fantastic decision maker Supportive and a strong leader Able to collaborate with internal and external relationships Have some food Retail Experie
A Retail Buyer is needed to work alongside branded suppliers, the role will entail supplier selection, negotiation, ranging etc. The business are constantly growing and looking to innovate and improve their customer proposition and competitive advantage. Client Details The Client are an international retail organisation based in Bedfordshire, they have seen substantial growth in recent years and showing no signs of slowing down, therefore have created this brand new role. Description As Buyer your responsibilities would include To create a great category offering that is exciting for its customers as well as delivering commercial objectives To optimise all supplier relationships and ensure a successful supplier product performance Define the merchandise needs for the category and take control of sales analysis and market data Work closely with other parts of the business to ensure the category's performance is constantly monitored and optimised Monitor industry trends that could lead to new initiatives Profile The successful buyer will Educated to a degree standard Experience of buying within a retail environment Have a proven track record in category management Excellent negotiating skills Have a full driving license Be a great communicator Have a passionate and enthusiastic attit
Do you have extensive product development experience within Buying? Are you looking for a new role where you can put your creative, trend spotting and organisational skills to test? This is a brilliant opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join a business which has a vast customer base and a very exciting future! Our client will look at candidates from a Retail background or a Supplier background, but preferably from the Supplier side. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is extremely passionate about the products they are working with. It's a friendly working environment at this business, so it's a great time to join as a Buyer/Product Developer. Skills & Experience required for this Buyer/Product Developer role: Currently working as a Buyer/Product Developer Experience in Far East sourcing and negotiating with suppliers Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships at all levels Excellent attention to
Hertfordshire Retailer looking for a Buyer to join their General Merchandise function to buy their seasonal and outdoor range. Great opportunity for a Junior Buyer or Established Buyer to step into. Client Details The client are a well known and recognisable retail business based in Hertfordshire. The business are well known for their dynamic, diverse culture and building long term careers for high potential and highly driven people across all areas of the business. Description As Seasonal and Outdoor Buyer you will have the following responsibilities To create a great category offering that is exciting for its customers as well as delivering commercial objectives To optimise all supplier relationships and ensure a successful supplier product performance Define the merchandise needs for the category and take control of sales analysis and market data Work closely with other parts of the business to ensure the category's performance is constantly monitored and optimised Work across Multi-Channel offering, ensuring both stores and online have commercial ranges to suit the customers needs. Monitor industry trends that could lead to new initiatives Consistently provide new customer propositions, building exclusive ranges, bundles etc. Profile The Successful Buyer will Be from a Retail Buying Background, could potentia
A Laptop buyer is needed for a GM Retail Organisation in Hertfordshire. Managing a team of two this role comes with great amounts of autonomy and opportunity to work in an ever evolving category which is due to go through continued growth. If you are looking for a sustainable, progressive career then this is a great opportunity to do so. Client Details The client are a well known and recognisable retail business based in Hertfordshire. The business are well known for their dynamic, diverse culture and building long term careers for high potential and highly driven people across all areas of the business. Description As Laptop Buyer you will be responsible for To create a great category offering that is exciting for its customers as well as delivering commercial objectives To optimise all supplier relationships and ensure a successful supplier product performance Define the merchandise needs for the category and take control of sales analysis and market data Work closely with other parts of the business to ensure the category's performance is constantly monitored and optimised Work across Multi-Channel offering, ensuring both stores and online have commercial ranges to suit the customers needs. Monitor industry trends that could lead to new initiatives Consistently provide new customer propositions, building exclusive ranges, bundles etc.
We have a new exciting opportunity, not to be missed! At The Scout Association we are currently looking for a Buyer to join the team based in Lancing, West Sussex . You will join us on a full time basis working 35 hours per week, this role is covering maternity leave. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary of £37,719 per annum plus fantastic benefits. About the Buyer role To source a profitable and high quality range of core Scouting merchandise and accessories for both the UK and Worldwide Scouting audience. To negotiate favourable cost prices and purchase terms to achieve target margins and liaise with merchandising to determine order levels which constantly meet anticipated consumer demand whilst achieving stock turn and stock holding objectives. What we’re looking for in our Buyer An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our buying office to manage the apparel ranges. You will need to be able to develop innovative products for both the UK and World markets. Working alongside the merchandiser, you will manage the OTB for your areas to deliver on target and maximise profit. You will need to be a strong negotiator who is comfortable leading negotiations with suppliers to improve margins and ensure the critical path is adhered to at all times. You will work under the Head of Buying and alongside the Apparel Buyer to create
Childrenwear Buyer job, Dublin city centre An excellent Childrenswear buying opportunity has arisen with our international fashion client in Dublin. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a highly commercial Buying office for one of the most successful fashion retailers in the market. The ideal candidate will have volume driven product development and sourcing experience. Our client needs a confident communicator with good negotiation skills who can build strong supplier relationships and can lead a strong buying team. Must have strong trend awareness and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure. Responsibilities of this Buyer job include: Understanding trends and interpreting them where relevant Developing and sourcing the right product at the right time to meet customer requirements Reviewing sales and reacting appropriately to maximise every opportunity Monitoring, maintaining and analysing competitors Motivating and developing direct reports in your department Maximising current sourcing channels and identifying new opportunities Supporting negotiations and working with supply base to ensure that best costs and margins are achieved Requirements of this Buyer job include: Minimum of 5+ years' experience in Fashion Buying Ability to perform under pressure and thrive in a fast-pac
Our client offers a range of lifestyle products that are not only unique but stunning! Their approach to handpicking products that will make every home inspiring and beautiful is one of a kind. They are now looking for an innovative like-minded Buyer to join their fantastic team in Bath! What does this Buyer role involve? Constant analysis and reviews of your category performance, whilst keeping a close eye on the market and spotting opportunities for new exciting product designs that will lead the way in lifestyle trends This is a creative and unique retailer, so you will need to be able to think outside the box in order to develop and implement beautiful product ranges that is niche and most desirable for your customers Working closely with the Buying Manager to deliver commercially balanced ranges Manage supplier relationships with frequent supplier visits <p style="margin-le
The Company Our client is an established Brand of childrenswear clothes. They are now looking for a skilled Buyer to join their exciting team. This is a senior level role and they are looking for someone with extensive experience in a similar role. You will be responsible for building a sustainable, innovative, profitable and commercial product range to meet the requirements of the business, our trade partners, new markets and direct consumers. Buyer - The Role: Review current collection, identify gaps and suggest new product areas to add to the collection. Be ultimately aware of the competition, present regular reports to the business and take learnings from your research to assist in your own range build. Create Line plan for board sign off with Head of design taking into account Supply base, Quality, Sales and Ecommerce strategy. Responsible for ensuring best price is achieved to optimise profit, design, innovation, on time delivery and quality Create initial season demand forecast and production plan in line with factory capabilities. Ensure that production is evenly distributed across the supply base to maintain and improve quality and delivery performance in line with Supply Base Strategy. Analyse sales to identify margin contributions and guide future development. Share forecasts with suppliers to accommodate growth plans, negotiate best prices, reduce MO
A fantastic opportunity has arisen with my client; a fashion-forward womenswear brand loved by young, trend-focused women. My client has instructed me to find a savvy, creative Buyer/Product Manager to join the Jersey team in its Central Europe head office. Key responsibilities include: Drive the production strategy decided by the Senior Buyer and creates with him/ her production plans: Production place, schedule timing and capacities. Ensure production is cost effective Negotiate cost and deadlines, manage the margin according to the budget and respect the calendar Develop the existing supplier network: Identify key-suppliers/Have a global overview of your suppliers' performance in order to identify advantages and potential issues, be a step ahead You have good knowledge of the Northern European fashion market and excellent negotiation skills. You also have a strong understanding of jersey garment construction and fabric types. All your hard work will be generously rewarded with a competitive salary, benefits (including relocation) and the opportunity to make a worthwhile contribution to this well-respected brand.
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Buyer & Product Developer to be part of a valuable and talented team. As a member of our small knit team, you will be integral in managing and delivering new product launches for the UK's leading retailer. Client Details A leading retailer within the West Midlands. Description Responsible for developing product within your own categories Range building, new product development and managing your product area Liaising directly with our factories to develop your product ranges from concept through to delivery at the right price point and quality standard Briefing designers on new concepts and ranges based on current and future trends you have spotted Category management of existing ranges You will be flexible and willing to travel around the UK, Europe and the Far East on occasions Profile Currently working at a Buyer Level Experience in Far East sourcing and negotiating with suppliers An excellent communicator with the ability to build relationships at all levels Excellent attention to detail and the ability to plan and organise your workload effectively Excellent IT skills including Excel A keen eye for product and a natural at spotting opportunities and current market trends Self-Motivated Job Offer
A Technology Buyer with Product Development experience is needed to set up this new category within a global start up in Central London. This role will require the successful incumbent to select suppliers across Europe and the Far East, negotiate terms and ensure successful category performance on a global scale. It is an extremely exciting role in an innovative and constantly evolving business. Client Details The client are an Innovative Retail Start up Business based in Central London. They have seen significant amounts of growth and success since their inception and are currently looking for a great Buyer with Technology or electrical product development experience to join them on the next phase of their journey. Based in Central London in amazing, modern offices this business will tick multiple boxes for ambitious, autonomous career seekers. The business has amazing projected growth which will broaden the role for the successful incumbent and create further opportunities for growth and development which a corporate business wouldn't be able to compare with. The business are extremely fluid and dynamic, and look for people who can discuss and debate at all levels, as it is a truly flat structure where everyone's opinion is heard, especially those who are closest to product and customer base. Description The Successful Buyer will be responsible for Supplier selection, negotiation and m
Each Buyer will play a key role in ensuring that my client maintains a distinct point of difference across their product category. Their challenge is to seek every opportunity to develop value-added, branded and own label products, to increase margins and profits by establishing strong associations with suppliers and to maximise sales with new product development and exploitation of opportunities within established products and brands. Client Details One of Britain's largest UK Retailers. Voted amongst the best big companies to work for in the UK, for the past 10 years. Description Category Plan Implement the category strategy, business plans and operating criteria for the product category, with the Category Manager. Ensure high plan sales, profit, margins are delivered. Ensure sales forecasting, range plans, profit targets, new product development plans and space plans are implemented and reviewed. Product development Work cross-functionally with other department members to ensure effective new product development, pricing & product accuracy and availability e.g. Product Supply, Marketing, Finance, Merchandising and Technologists. Innovate my clients food offer, focusing on the introduction of value-added products, which support the overall category strategy. Source new products by keeping abr
YTC LIMITED ARE RECRUITING FOR THE BUYERS OFFICE The Yorkshire Trading Company is a family owned and run business with 26 variety stores throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire & the North East and a busy e-commerce operation We are looking for someone with a clear passion for Retail to join this established but growing variety retailer. You would need to be able to replenish existing lines and recognise where alterations are necessary; anticipate and respond to seasonal changes and events and recognise and source new products fitting to the corporate character. Based at our Head Office in Driffield, the position would involve regular store visits and initial merchandising plans; trade fairs and supplier company visits. We are looking for enthusiasm as much as experience; a love of product and determination to see things through. Benefits 28 days Annual leave 12.5% Discount after a 6 week induction period
An NPD focused Buying role, developing product in your own categories, building ranges and managing your product area. Client Details A leading retailer in the West Midlands Description Responsible for developing product within your own categories Range building, new product development and managing your product area Liaising directly with our factories to develop your product ranges from concept through to delivery at the right price point and quality standard Briefing designers on new concepts and ranges based on current and future trends you have spotted Category management of existing ranges You will be flexible and willing to travel around the UK, Europe and the Far East on occasions Profile Already working as a Buyer Margin focused, with a strong understanding of the numbers Experienced in sourcing from the Far East A keen eye for product and trends Self Motivated Excellent IT skills Job Offer Basic Salary of £40,000-50,000 plus Package.
I am working for a fast paced and exciting ladies fashion business. They are looking for a Buyer to manage their Denim area. The department is a high volume area which includes multi-products and a high option count. You will report into a Head of Buying and manage a small team. We are looking for someone who is strategic and hot on product development who can work closely with the wider Ladieswear team. All product is developed in house and sourced from a global supply base. You will have excellent communication skills and be a strong negotiator. The business is well known for its autonomy and unstructured ways of working. If you are a Ladieswear buying expert looking for a new challenge on the high street and want to work with less red tape and, please get in touch now! If you have the relevant experience for this role, please click the apply button to send your CV to Emma Ramsden, remembering to state your current salary and package. Job ref: ER-46701 We regret that due to the volume of applications only successful applicants will be contacted.
We are looking to recruit an experienced Buyer and Merchandiser for a maternity leave contract role but with strong potential for a permanent position to follow on. Our team and company is constantly expanding so it is an exciting time to join! The key aspects of the role will include: 1. Maintaining relationships with all suppliers 2. Ensuring smooth deliveries into our warehouse 3. Maintaining stock availability 4. Preparing reports and forecasts for the sales team. Skills & Knowledge An existing Merchandiser or Buyer Experience in a merchandising/purchasing environment A background in clothing or sportswear would be advantageous Strong analytical skills with the ability to use the results to deliver opportunities Good commercial awareness and the ability to see and act on opportunities Strong communicator and able to work cross-functionally Advanced Excel skills and stock planning ability Experience in managing and organising incoming shipments Responsible for placing purchase orders with suppliers Managing the delivery schedule and ensuring that stock arrives in a timely fashion. Resolving any delivery or stock issues with suppliers. Excellent attention t
Buyer Gloucester £30-35k + benefits My client is a global organisation looking to recruit a Buyer due to sustained and planned growth. This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate with strong supplier management, negotiation and supply chain skills to join a busy team. You will be responsible for purchasing and supplier performance management of complex OE, legacy, and spares components for the Aerospace industry. Duties and Responsibilities *Management of the Supply Chain for timely placement of purchase orders and sub-contract orders for suppliers as required *Negotiating best cost, delivery terms and days to pay *Ensure appropriate quality instructions and customer requirements are provided to suppliers *Coordinate delivery status, communicate internally and manage any recovery to support the business requirements *Ensure forecast data is obtained and updated into the utilised Business System *Manage total supplier delivery performance, support supplier business reviews and manage and monitor OTIF and overdue performance metrics *Support supplier selection process when required *Travel to other sites and supplier sites may be required Candidate *Ability to read and translate Engineering drawings and documentation *Previous experience in a purchasing role is essential, preferably Aerospace but not essential *Inter-operational process management experience, with a good knowledge of purchasing procedures, is esse