Senior Buyer Womenswear – Full Time –


About Our Client

This retail client is a womenswear e-commerce business based in Manchester, backed by a powerhouse retail giant focusing on fast fashion and trending campaigns at affordable prices. They are now looking for a trend led and commercially minded Senior womenswear Buyer to join the team.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities for the womenswear Senior Buyer include:

* Leading the lifestyle business and buying team, delivering on KPI’s including revenue and margin

* Work closely with the CEO, Merchandisers and designers to develop the product offer, selection and strategy

* Work with the Marketing and Web Content teams to influence and assist with strategy and direction

* Stay abreast of key product releases within these categories, suggesting launch activities/ work with Marketing to leverage releases and highlight key products

* Manage and develop key supplier relationships to help grow and develop the business and increase margins

* Become a main point of contact on a day-to-day basis within the business for all suppliers, attending buying appointments and other buying related trips

* Work closely with the merchandising team on stock forecasting and re-orders, ensuring all opportunities are maximised

* Research and present new brands and opportunities to the business

The Successful Applicant

The successful Senior Womenswear Buyer will:

* An exceptional understanding of Womenswear fashion

* Extensive experience in a similar role – with merchandising experience

* Have experience in visual merchandising, ideally in e-commerce

* Existing relationships within the sector would be a significant advantage, but not necessary

* Strong supplier stakeholder management skills and experience

* Experience managing and building a high performing team

* Highly professional, an outstanding communicator, and have strong networking skills

* Show initiative, highly motivated and can work independently

* Organised, efficient, highly analytical and with a high level of attention to detail

* Demonstrate good judgement and strong decision-making skills

* Commercially minded, with the ability to make strong commercial decisions

Salary: £45000 – £50000/annum Excellent Benefits

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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