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Buyer – Fashion (TGS1506) – Up to £55k DOE

Buyer – Fashion (TGS1506) – Up to £55k DOE

  • Buyers
  • London

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear

Job Ref: TGS1506

The Company:
A fantastic opportunity for a Fashion Buyer to join the team within a successful and established company. Working with and reporting to the Head of Buying you will get autonomy of your area allowing you growth and progression.

The Role:

  • Manage critical path from initial concept through to final process and buying.
  • Working with design to develop product direct to factories.
  • Have worked with both short and long lead times.
  • Understanding clothing product trends and interpreting them where relevant.
  • Developing the right product at the right time, in line with the departmental design brief to meet customer requirements.
  • Applying in-depth knowledge of a competitive market place.
  • Exploiting OTB through product development with Merchandiser.
  • Give direction to the team to instore layout and marketing.
  • Weekly reviews of current sales with the team and appropriately react to maximise every sales opportunity.
  • To monitor, maintain and action competitor analysis.
  • Motivating and developing of direct reports in your department.
  • Determine pricing strategy and price point policy for ranges in conjunction with Merchandiser.
  • Working alongside garment technologist and oversee fit process.
  • Attend weekly fit sessions.
  • Initiating trial product opportunities to maximise future sales and reduce risk.

Skills Required:

  • Must have a minimum of 3-5 years within a Buying role
  • Have passion for ladies fashion industry
  • Experience and understanding of supply chain – issues/costs/lead times etc
  • Negotiation skills
  • Line management and team development experience
  • Easily build rapport and initiate strong relationships within all stakeholders including Merchandisers, Techs and designers
  • Desirable but not essential – worked within ladies fashion / apparel multi products
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