This market leading retail focused business is looking for an experienced Buyer. This business is well known within the costume, trend-led jewellery and accessories market & is an international business with global presence with over 1000 employees. In this role you will be maximising the profitability of the brand, by developing and delivering the product range within the Childrenwear range to support the Brand strategy in order to achieve the targets. Here you will be working with Merchandising and Design to deliver a commercial range that meets the customer's needs.` In the Buyer role, you will proactively lead the buying plan & have experience in product development. As a Buyer your area of responsibility will be: Build strong relationships with wholesale clients to make sure that the range Develop and deliver product ranges tailored to the customer profile Achieve or exceed target margin and sales plans Working alongside the merchandiser to make sure the right product is allocated and forecasted accurately. Review and instigate changes to maximise profit and minimise markdown Utilising data to have an understanding trends and creative input and be part of the department strategy Putting together a well-constructed range Store visits - Making sure the store execution is well planned on the allocated retail store space As well as product development its important you a
Do you have experience in a retail buying role in childrenswear / kidswear? Are looking to for something different for your next move? Then look no further Childrenswear Buyer role! Do you long to work in an organisation where people and making a difference are at the heart of your work on the South Coast / East Sussex? So what does the Childrenswear Buyer role involve? The post holder will be a creative Buyer who will lead the creative direction of the product range in childrenswear and accessories, motivate the buying team to develop and deliver an innovative product range which exceeds customer expectations. The role requires experience across multi-category products with an in-depth knowledge of apparel, accessories and the relevant supplier base. The post holder will help to create a robust product strategy which delivers annual sales and margin targets and underpins the company's 5 year business plan. So what qualities do we need from you to be successful in this Childrenswear Buyer role? Can evidence and demonstrate success in buying your own range within a retailer with ecommerce exposure <li style="margin-l
Due to growth our client has now created a new role within fashion accessories, one of their largest growing categories. We're looking for a Category Manager who will be responsible for product innovation, building relationships with the suppliers, as well as supporting on forecasting and merchandising services. Client Details The retail and travel sector is an industry that is growing rapidly, be a part of it by joining one of the industry leaders! Description To create a great category offering that is exciting for its customers as well as delivering commercial objectives To optimize 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 optimized Monitor industry trends that could lead to new initiatives Profile Educated to a degree standard Experience of buying fashion accessories A proven track record in category management Excellent negotiating skills A full driving license A great communicator A passionate and enthusiastic attitude Job Offer
Laura Ashley is a quintessentially British lifestyle brand founded on a rich design heritage and on the traditional values of quality and originality. We use prints and designs that evoke the alluring beauty of the English countryside, for the way you live today. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Wovens buying team. We are looking for a Junior Buyer with proven experience working in Fashion to work with the buying and design team to deliver a commercial range. It is essential that you have experience of sourcing and product development with a design team /suppliers and can demonstrate proven negotiation and presentation skills. You must have good commercial awareness, the ability to work to deadlines and an excellent eye for product. The suitable candidate must have a passion for design and a genuine interest in Fashion. If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please send your c.v. and covering letter quoting your current salary and benefit details We regret only successful candidates will be contacted. Please note that applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.
Junior Buyer role!! We have a fantastic opportunity for a Junior Buyer to join a fantastic, people focussed company on their footwear and accessories team. The company has a fantastic culture, where they motivate and inspire their team to create beautiful product and really promote work-life balance. If you are currently a Senior Assistant Buyer or Junior Buyer, and are ready for your next challenge, working within a really motivating and inspiring team, this could be the perfect role for you. You will need Footwear and Accessories experience to apply. Please get in touch ASAP!
Are you an experienced Buying Manager, Senior Buyer, Lead Buyer or Purchasing Manager with a successful background of purchasing within the retail industry that includes the retail of Hardwood, Dining or Occasional furniture? Are you strategic, ambitious, highly-motivated and seeking an exciting opportunity to join a large, market-leading group who source, design & manufacture high-quality furniture, retailing the items via their network of well-known high street brands and online? If so, the role of Buying Manager could be exactly the next step you seek. Role Purpose: As the Buying Manager for furniture you will manage and drive the creative and process functions of the buying cycle across the total furniture department, with additional buying accountability for the Dining and Occasional furniture department. You will lead your team through the key stages of the buying process by planning all strategy, range review and sign off processes and critical path, whilst ensuring partnership decisions are supported by the Merchandise managers. You will ensure you are the key link between the strategy and parameters set by the Head of Buying, whilst communicating recommendations of the Buyers and Junior Buyers to ensure a collaborative and cohesive buying plan is maintained. What we are looking for from our applicants: As the Buying Manager, you will have an established backgroun
Are you currently a mens casual buyer looking for an exciting new challenge? Well this could be the perfect opportunity for you to join a market leading premium Fashion Company. My client is on the lookout for the best in the industry who want to take their Buying career to new heights. I am looking for candidates with a strong mens fashion background who thrive working in a fast paced premium environment. In this role you will be consistently delivering profitable and commercial ranges that maximise sales, minimise markdown and achieve profit targets. To be considered for this role you will have operated at a buyer level within a fast paced menswear environment where you will have final sign-off and ultimate responsibility for the full commercial operation under your remit. This will have included managing a junior team and working closely with the design team to bring a cutting edge product offer and range to market In return, you will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package and excellent training and progression which will enable you to develop you career long term. If you would like to find to find out more, please send your CV now.
We have a fantastic opportunity to join Head Office as an Own Brand Buyer within our Own Brand Buying team on a 12 month FTC (Maternity Cover) Part of this role will include: • Developing Own Brand Category plans that deliver against the overall Commercial Strategy and Financial targets • Developing and delivering profitable promotional plans • Working in partnership with the Merchandising team to agree a merchandising strategy that drives and delivers Own Brand advantage whilst managing availability and slow moving stock, Delivering informed Category reviews and turning Category reviews into the annual Category NPD plan. • You will also be responsible for developing new brand concepts and development plans, • Developing products and packaging appropriate to our customers, collaborating with the Marketing team to develop and implement marketing and promotion plans that are relevant to the category and effectively communicate to the Customer, • Collaborating with International Buying and other European businesses to harmonise product/suppliers and share best practice and be a Category expert, utilise and continually develop knowledge in category products, competitors and market activity to deliver increased category performance objectives. You'll develop a real insight to what our customers want, identify and source new products and review existing ranges to make sure they're commercially successful. You'll be dr
An Online Retail business are looking for an experienced buying Manager to join their SME business in South East London. As Buying Manager you will manage to whole commercial function and have full P&L responsibility for the business. Client Details The client are a well known Online Retail business, although they are an SME they have a great supplier and customer base which allows them to maintain their values and family feel culture, which is of paramount importance to the business. This business sources products domestically and from the Far East and Europe. Description The Buying Manager will be responsible for The whole P&L for the business Managing the buying team 1 x full time buyer and 2-3x part time buyers Sourcing, negotiating and liaising with suppliers, domestically, in Europe and the Far East. Putting together commercial product ranges End to end critical path management Forecasting and stock control Profile The Successful Buying Manager will Have Great Retail Buying experience whilst also having managed buyers Be a specialist in sourcing products from Factories in Europe and the Far East Have great numerical skills, ability to forecast and manage stock Be keen to work in a smaller business with a close knit culture and family feel. Have multichannel retail exper
Laura Ashley is a quintessentially British lifestyle brand founded on a rich design heritage and on the traditional values of quality and originality. We use prints and designs that evoke the alluring beauty of the English countryside, for the way you live today. Are you interested in joining our new Knitwear and Jersey team? We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Knitwear and Jersey buying team. We are looking for a Junior Buyer with proven experience working in Knitwear and Jersey to work with the buying and design team to deliver a commercial range. It is essential that you have experience of sourcing and product development with a design team /suppliers and can demonstrate proven negotiation and presentation skills. You will need to have at least 3 years of relevant experience. You must have good commercial awareness, the ability to work to deadlines and an excellent eye for product. The suitable candidate must have a passion for design and a genuine interest in Fashion. If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please send your c.v. and covering letter quoting your current salary and benefit details. We regret only successful candidates will be contacted. Please note that applications from recruitment agencies will not be
Do you enjoy the creative side of buying as much as the commercial side? Are you able to quickly understand customer profile with the ability to translate this into credible ranges? Do you have a natural flair for design? Are you hands on and passionate exceeding customer expectations? Based in London, we have partnered with a multi-channel retailer who are looking to bolster their commercial function. With an immediate opportunity for a Product Manager/Buyer with experience in Upholstery, this retailer offers real scope for impact. This role will suit you if you can offer the following: Knowledge of upholstery/furniture buying within the retail sector Highly commercial with a natural flair for designing and developing product Strong influencing and negotiating skills Extremely focused on creating ranges to outperform competition whilst exceeding customer expectations High energy and proactive approach to keeping abreast of the competition Self motivated with the ability to work on your own Flexible to travel throughout the UK A competitive package is available for the right candidate as well as the opportunity to really put a stamp on the business!
Account manager responsible for key high st retailers such as River Island and Next. Working within the private label aspect of the business, the role is engaging, fast paced and exciting with close interaction with the most iconic names on the high street. Client Details My client is an ever growing organisation which prides itself on its premium labels. With a strong presence both on and off the high street they are keen to get first class talent on board to develop their careers. Working within a team of 4 High St specialists, they have a team whereby individuals are seen as more than just a number, playing an integral part in driving and developing the business. With an open door policy and transparent career path, they pride themselves on being a meritocratic work place with a fast paced culture. Description The Account Manager- Fashion will report to the Business Manager and sit within a team of 5. The individual will be responsible for driving sales with already existing accounts, but also identify new opportunities to further the success of the business for both the reading and sunglasses category. The individual will be responsible for: Responsible for managing and developing key accounts. Identifying new business opportunities, and manage this relationship from start to finish. Managing the full P & L for the accounts. Max
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
Exciting new opportunities for out of work Buyers looking for short term interim opportunities. You will have a multi=product or single category background, be able to hit the ground running and work at pace. Lots of opportunity to stay on permanently. 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-46575 We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.
Senior Assistant Buyer Opportunity! We have a very exciting opportunity for a Senior Assistant Buyer to join a fabulous fast fashion retailer supporting their thriving womenswear footwear, accessories and lingerie range! Although new to the UK market, this incredible brand had already exceeded their growth plans with over 400 UK stores. The Assistant Buyer will work across Footwear, Accessories and Lingerie, alongside a strong vibrant team. You will need to be an established Assistant Buyer with non clothing experience to apply. If this sounds like a great role for you, please get in touch immediately!
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Buyer to join this leading multi product retailer on their womenswear division. You will be accountable for your own ranges and suppliers, driving sales forward through effective product sourcing, range planning and negotiation. We are looking for candidates at currently working at Assistant Buyer level already and candidates must have proven experience of range ownership and supplier management. Successful candidates will have experience in managing a BAA, planning new season ranges with their merchandising team, managing a critical path, attending meetings with suppliers and be looking to take the next step in their career within a fantastic business. All applicants must be creative and commercial with a keen eye for detail. We need a confident communicator with a good negotiation technique and the ability to work in a fast paced environment under pressure. All Ladies apparel product backgrounds will be considered. This company will offer excellent training and promotional opportunities along with a great working environment. If you feel you match the above criteria, please send me your CV ASAP. Job Ref: KL- 46644 We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.
Zachary Daniels is recruiting for a Senior Buyer across footwear for a well-known, fast fashion retailer with a major presence in the retail industry. The business is going from strength to strength and they are now looking for an experienced footwear Buyer to join them to set out a clear department strategy and develop an extensive range that is exciting for the brand's customer. As the Senior Buyer you will be responsible for sourcing an extensive range whilst maximising sales opportunities for the business. Far East supplier management is a key part of the role and through your excellent relationships you must maintain high margin levels and be ahead of the game in creating the best, commercial collection. You will be expected to deputise for the Head of Buying as and when the needs arise so this is an excellent opportunity to develop your career. You must have strong managerial skills and excellent commercial awareness. To apply for this role, you must have extensive product development experience across footwear. Ideally you will have gained this experience from a fast fashion brand. On offer is an attractive salary package plus an excellent working environment and culture! If you believe you have the right background, please apply today! BBBH6253
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
Are you an experienced Buyer in Jewellery looking for your next role? My client is looking for a multitude of Buyers to assist in their ever growing company to achieve maximum profitability of their prestigious brands. Across their brands they are seeking passionate, knowledgeable and innovative people to propel the company even further. The Role: Work alongside the Merchandising and Design teams to develop brand strategy Develop and deliver product ranges tailored to customer profiles to exceed target margins Identify Key suppliers, and identify and develop key trends Propose product, pricing and packaging trials Manage the critical Path ensuring ranges/product offer is delivered on time Plan buy quantities that reflect sales and risks of the line Review current brand performances and re align as necessary Lead weekly trading to Head of Buying Manage and mentor Junior Buyers You will: Have Jewellery experience and relevant market knowledge Be passionate and take ownership for profitability of brand Have implemented and reviewed a strategy and fully completed a trading cycle Have management experience Innovative in all aspects
Buyer / Senior Buyer Ladies Footwear My client is an established fashion footwear retailer who is now seeking an experienced Buyer or Senior Buyer for one of their largest departments. You must have current own buy ladies footwear buying experience and will be used to: Sourcing from a worldwide supply base Identifying emerging footwear trends Managing a team Building relationships with a wide supply base Negotiating prices to gain the best margins Working closely with a Merchandiser to plan the seasonal range Presenting to senior management in sign off meetings This business are committed to designing high fashion footwear in good quality materials. This is a great opportunity to join an established brand reporting directly to the Buying Director and managing a team of 3. You must be fashion forward candidate with strong sense of commercial awareness. Ref: SW/18221 Please note that due to