This role will involve working very closely with a team of Buyers and Designers to drive sales and profitability for a selected category. Your role will consist of turning analysis in to action by being a strong asset to the Buying team. Providing accurate analysis on trends, prior year sales, other countries performance etc.all to drive sales and profitability by turning analysis into action. What you will do -Setting vision and strategy together with the Head of Buying for your category -Planning sales goals, buying budgets and retail price levels -Regular sales analysis and initiate actions towards the team -Quantification and planning of big products -System preparations to enable buying -Buying follow up towards buyers -Be a vital part and a strong informal leader of the section -Develop and implement strong buying methods and decision-making models -Communicating advice to your team with concise analyses and financial insights
An incredibly exciting new position has arisen for a Head of Buying to join this established high street retailer. They are well known for offering affordable fashion across ladies, mens and childrenswear. The Head of Buying will work with the Group Buying Director, managing a team of Buyers and work closely with the merchandising team. The ideal candidate will already be operating at experienced Buying Manager level or existing Head of Buying level. They will have exceptional product development and sourcing experience. We are looking for a confident communicator with excellent business acumen who combines this with strong leadership and influencing skills. The business requires a commercial and strategic hands on Head of Buying who can thrive within a fast paced and reactive environment that requires you to be focused and trend led.
This forward thinking retailer is keen to strengthen its buying division by appointing an experienced Buying Manager within their Home team. You will be a strong negotiator and have previous buying experience gained within garden furniture, tools, garden décor or similar products. The core elements of this role will include: Negotiating cost prices Setting and delivering category strategy Evaluating the supplier base Building strong working relationships with suppliers Selecting a market leading product range Support NPD and EPD Driving category growth via setting promotional strategies Using your experience to supervise and train assistant buyers and buyers within the team. Applications are welcomed from candidates with Homewares buying experience gained within a leading multi-site retail environment. Candidates with buying experience gained within other Home and Leisure or fast moving retail categories will also be considered. This position offers a competitive salary, excellent career progression and training.
Head of Buying - Ladies Casualwear £ excellent + bens This young fashion business is seeking a talented Head of Buying to join their team. You must either be an experienced Buying Manager with an established young fashion retailer who is ready to progress, or be an existing Head of Buying who is seeking a new challenge. You will be responsible for: Managing and developing a team Formulating buying strategy Delivering margins Working closely with design to formulate a commercially viable range Demonstrating an understanding of the fast fashion market with awareness of key trends This is a fabulous Head of Buying opportunity which will enable you to make a real difference to sales and profit within a great brand. Please note that due to a high volume of applications we are only able to respond to suitable applicants
Our client , a Premium high end fashion retailer, are looking for individual to join their Buying team as a Buying Assistant / BAA. The Buying Assistant / BAA role is an ideal opportunity for anyone who wants to kick start their career with an exciting and fast paced forward thinking retailer. Buyers Assistant / Buyers Admin Assistant: Processing of orders and system administration Manage the approval process with Buyer and relay comments to suppliers Liaison with suppliers on a daily basis Preparation of product boards for external and internal/trade meetings To be successful you must: Ideally be educated to degree level in a relevant buying field Have understanding of the retail market and fashion trends Internship/placement in a buying department / role Detail orientated and a strong outgoing character
Very exciting and unique opportunity to work for an incredibly successful and growing luxury internet business. I am looking for a Buying Manager who can work directly with the Buying Director and alongside other Buying Managers. The ideal candidate will be very product focused, have excellent negotiation and trading skills, be passionate about the business and as well as having real gravitas to lead and manage the large team. Premium womenswear or accessories branded experience is essential for this role. They will consider candidates from very experienced Senior Buyer or Buying Manager level who are working within a fast paced retail buying environment and managing a large team of Buyers. The successful candidate will be able to work in an unstructured environment, be entrepreneurial and driven to achieve, they will be from a luxury, contemporary or designer fashion background and looking for a new challenge. 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-45784 We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.
This highly successful business are seeking a Buying Manager to take responsibility for multi-channel selection buying of apparel and accessories for the European market. The Buying Manager will work closely with the Head of Merchandising to agree strategies for the business growth. Manage the selection and purchasing process based on detailed analysis supplied for the different regions This will be for full price stores, outlet stores and e commerce. Influence the creative team on product offer. Support marketing campaigns that will help the business achieve agreed sales growth Manage and develop a multinational team You as Buying Manager will need to have gained sound experience within retail selection buying or retail merchandising as a Buying Manager or Senior Buyer or Merchandise Manager. Experience with casual or sports lifestyle merchandise for men or women is desirable. The ability to inspire and to influence is important along with your capability to accurately interpret geographical data and use different software. A person who enjoys detail and ideally someone with previous mid to large company multi-channel International OR European e
We are working with a fabulous gift company who supply their creative and inspiring products to various high street retail names including John Lewis, Urban Outfitters, Selfridges, and many independent gift shops throughout the UK and Europe. They are looking to find a hardworking Mandarin speaking Product Development / Buying Assistant. This role will see you supporting the Product Managers, assisting with product testing, liaising with factories in the Far East, working to critical paths, dealing with customers over the phone and offering all round solid administrative support. A day in the life of this Product / Buying Assistant will include: Administration support for Product Manager Assisting with critical paths Entering customer purchase orders Dealing directly with the customers regarding orders Completing supplier forms Arranging for samples to be dispatched Tracking progress of orders Assisting with ad-hoc projects Coordinating/prioritising general ad hoc administrative tasks required by the team Requirements for this Product / Buying Assistant position: 1+ years’ buying / product / sales administration experience Mandarin language – spoken and written Impeccable organisation and communication skills Excellent attention to detail A good team player A flexible approach Be computer literate and
An international leading jewellery supplier are looking for an individual to join their Buying team as a Buying Assistant / BAA. The Buying Assistant / BAA role is an ideal opportunity for anyone who wants to kick start their career in an exciting and fast pace accessories company based in East London. The pace is fast, the product is on trend and the team is forward thinking and dynamic. Buyers Assistant / Buyers Admin Assistant: Processing of orders and system administration Manage the approval process with Buyer and relay comments to suppliers Liaison with suppliers on a daily basis Preparation of product boards for external and internal/trade meetings To be successful you must: Ideally be educated to degree level in a relevant buying field Have understanding of the retail market and fashion trends Internship/placement in a buying department / role Detail orientated and a strong outgoing character Buyers Assistant / Buyers Admin Assistant - accessories Successful candidates will be contacted about this role and similar roles. Connect with us. Follow us on Twitter @FSRLUK, LinkedIn or Facebook to hear about our other roles and more!
We are delighted to partner with this incredible cool young online fashion business in the search for an exeptionally talented Head of Buying. This company has gone from strength to strength and is now a market leader in this particular sector. You must either be an experienced Buying Manager with an established fast fashion retailer ready to progress, or you must be an existing Head of Buying who is seeking a new opportunity. You will be responsible for: Managing and developing a team Formulating buying strategy Delivering margins Working closely with design to formulate a commercially viable range Demonstrating an understanding of the fast fashion market with awareness of key trends This is a fabulous Head of Buying opportunity which will enable you to make a real difference to sales and profit within a great brand. Please note that due to a high volume of applications we are only able to respond to suitable applicants. This is an exciting time to join this growing global brand Please contact andrew@cvukgroupdotcom immediately!!
Do you have experience working in a luxury homeware environment as a Product Assistant / Buying Assistant? If so this is a rare chance to work for an internationally recognised designer luxury and gifting company based in South West London. The brand has grown organically due to its strong and timeless pieces and has a very strong position in their market. Product Assistant / Buying Assistant: Buying, sourcing and development Sample management Attending trade shows & supplier workshops Assistant in sourcing of new brands or suppliers The candidate Passion for high end homeware Previous luxury homeware experience Advanced Excel skills Experience in a similar role is beneficial or with a comparable retailer in a separate role Successful candidates will be contacted about this role and similar roles. Connect with us. Follow us on Twitter @FSRLUK, LinkedIn or Facebook to hear about our other roles and more!
We have an exciting opportunity for a Buying Manager to join an innovative London-based scale-up who have achieved continued growth over the past 5 years. Our client are looking for a passionate Buying professional who has experience within Fresh food to successfully drive the direction of the category. The ideal candidate will: Have at least 5 years’ experience in food buying gained from a leading retailer, food service company or a fast paced business environment Demonstrate excellent analytical and communication skills Be able to develop strong working relationships at all levels Address difficult issues in an open and constructive way Juggle multiple tasks at once Be creative in your approach, able to find solutions to the challenges our unique business model presents This is an exciting time to join a leading internet retailer in a critical role to help shape the future of the business's direction and wider product.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Buying Manager to join an innovative London-based scale-up who have achieved continued growth over the past 5 years. Our client are looking for an entrepreneurial Buying professional who has experience within Fresh food to successfully drive the direction of the category. The ideal candidate will: Have at least 5 years’ experience in food buying gained from a leading foodservice, restaurant or hospitality company. Experience in managing a team of buyers. Demonstrate excellent analytical and communication skills. Be able to develop strong working relationships at all levels. Address difficult issues in an open and constructive way. Juggle multiple tasks at once. Be creative in your approach, able to find solutions to the challenges our unique business model presents. This is an exciting time to join a leading internet retailer in a critical role to help shape the future of the business's direction and wider product.
A classically designed accessories brand which is stocked in over 100 luxury retail destinations globally is looking for a Merchandiser who also has a focus on Buying & Sourcing. They are a really young and vibrant culture and are looking for a Merchandiser to support on the below: Stock analysis Stock replenishment Forecast demand for wholesale and retail stores Forecast demand for peak times - Black Friday, Sales, Christmas etc Reviewing pricing Engaging with the manufacturers internationally To apply for this Merchandiser role you must have: Previous merchandising experience Previous buying experience Advanced in Excel Internal & external communication skills
A market leader in their field, our client has an enviable brand image and a fast growing footprint across the UK and globally within the retail industry. They are currently keen to strengthen their head office commercial department by appointing an experienced Category Buying Manager to set the commercial strategy and manage a large subsection of the Food buying team. You will have responsibility for managing a high performing team as well as identifying opportunities to progress categories across several functions in line with the departmental strategies. You will be a strong negotiator and have previous managerial buying / category management experience ideally gained for a leading high street grocer, wholesaler or supermarket within any food-related categories. Applicants should have the following skills and attributes: Experience leading and motivating a commercial team e.g. 5-15+ colleagues across the trading team. Senior level buying experience for a Top 10 UK retailer, with experience managing a large turnover category Highly developed negotiation skills Excellent supplier management skills with exposure to complex relationships with branded suppliers/manufacturers Strong commercial acumen – accountability for achieving and excelling company targets Strategic ability – responsible for setting budgets, achieving margins, category profitability etc. Highly self-motivated individual
My client are a world class market leading online fast fashion business looking for an exceptional, strategic Head of Buying for their ladieswear department. You will be responsible for the planning and ensure business strategy is in line to deliver company KPIs. An exciting opportunity for your career!
Buying Assistant Our client are a division of the largest floorcoverings distributor in Europe. They market, supply and distribute an extensive range of floorcovering products to independent flooring retailers and commercial contractors throughout the UK and Europe. Position: Commercial Buying Assistant Location: Rochester, Kent Job Type: Full Time, Permanent Salary: £Competitive About the role: They are looking for a motivated individual to join their busy contract flooring department. As the Buying Assistant your responsibilities will include liaising with manufacturers and customers, raising purchase orders and calculating quotations for external staff. About you: All applicants should be able to demonstrate a high work rate, be computer literate and dedicated to developing a long-term career in a commercial environment. You may have experience of the following: Buying Assistant, Trainee Buyer, Merchandiser, Stock Planner, Junior Buyer, Stock Controller, Administrator, Administrative Assistant, Administration, Buying, Buyer, Word, Excel, Office Assistant, Administrative Support, Assistant Buyer, etc. This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disabi
Buying professionals with non clothing experience within the young fashion market from an ecommerce or multi channel background are required for this exciting and rare opportunity. Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong leadership and people skills as well as a clear understanding of the young fashion market. Far East travel and excellent supplier negotiation skills are key. You will be an established Buying Manager or Head of Buying with experience of a buying environment that is fast paced, working to both short and long lead times. You will be tenacious, adaptable to change and highly numerate. In this role you will be making key strategic decisions to drive the business forward and deliver improvement and change to move this constantly evolving business to the next level. As someone with good managerial experience you will motivate your team to achieve objectives and maximize sales. You will be someone who can influence at all levels, whilst enjoying a challenging UK and international retail environment. If you have the relevant experience for this role, please click the apply button to send your CV to Nadine Tipping, remembering to state your current salary and package. Job ref: NT-45963 We regret that due to the volume of applications only successful applicants will be contacted.
WOULD YOU RELOCATE FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER IN YOUR CAREER?? .. if so read on Head of Buying wanted for a trend inspiring high street fashion retailer Would you consider relocation for the next amazing step in your buying career if this is the role for you? Are you currently a head of buying looking for an exciting new challenge? Well this could be the perfect opportunity for you to join a growing retail 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 kids fashion background who thrive working in a fast paced environment. As head of fashion buying and merchandising you will be consistently delivering profitable and commercial ranges that maximise sales, minimise markdown and achieve profit targets. You will have responsibility for the department, so will have to takes a strategic and commercial view in all decision making, to maintain and improve the market position of the brand. To be considered for this role you will have operated at a senior level within a ladieswear buying environment where you will have final sign-off and ultimate responsibility for the full commercial operation. This will have
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Buyer/Buying Manager to join one of the UK's leading retailers. The ideal candidate will be commercially aware, analytical in their approach and able to deliver results against the budgeted targets. Key areas of the role will include: Negotiation of supplier trading terms to meet financial targets Competitor analysis Continually sourcing new suppliers Working cross functionally with other key business areas e.g. supply chain and technical You will be adept at securing favourable trading terms from suppliers. It is likely you will be currently buying a high profile category area within your business and will be comfortable working in a fast paced head office environment. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business that offers excellent progression opportunities.