Page Personnel Secretarial & Business Support

You the Junior Buyer - Casual Clothing will plan, manage the design process, source and select a commercial range of products within a structured supplier base.

Client Details

A great opportunity for a Junior Buyer - Casual Clothing to join a leading retailer in the Leeds. The business has been around for over 80 years and have a multi-channel offering. They are also known for their internal progression.

Description


To plan, manage the design process, source and select a commercial range of products within a structured supplier base.
To present these ranges for sign off by the Senior Buyer.
To manage the development process to an agreed critical path.
To achieve the best garment fit / product by working closely with QA and design where applicable.
To negotiate with suppliers and maintain good working relationships.
Full understanding of customer needs to maximise profits and provide a commercially viable range.
To increase turnover and profit by remaining competitive and innovative in line with competitors.
To assist in sourcing / developing new suppliers to service the brand portfolio, in line with brand strategy.
Liaising with suppliers and chairing supplier meetings.
Manage the critical path to ensure all dates are adhered to and delivered in full with no delays.
Working with the merchandisers to manage in season sales with required intake / OTB
To analyse performance and consumer buying patterns to predict future trends, forward plan and innovation - always ensuring you are fully aware of competitors' activities and products.
Oversee all web photography, styling and descriptions for your ranges, ensuring product is photographed on time to launch on the web when stock arrives in the warehouse.
Ensure that we achieve the best possible in store presentation through relevant packaging development and contribution to the visual merchandising brief where applicable.
Working closely with Retail Sales Team to monitor market trends and customer feedback.

Profile


The ability to cope with the pressure of meeting tight deadlines
Knowledge of relevant garment / products / fabrics and constructions
Presentation skills - visual, verbal and written
Organisational skills - the ability to manage the critical path from product development to delivery / in store sales
Team player - ability to manage working relationships at all levels
Numerate - working with margin calculations and budgets
Negotiation skills - ability to work with suppliers to agree the best price for a product while maintaining quality requirements
Understanding of the clothing industry & trading environments. Broad knowledge of either retail or wholesale environments
Creative flair - ability to balance creative product selection with a commercial eye
Ideally to have a buying, fashion or textiles degree
Competent Senior Assistant Buyer level - with at least 3 years' experience within a buying department.

Job Offer

£25k -£30k +Free Parking+ Progression opprortunites

Junior Buyer - Casual Clothing

Junior Buyer - Casual Clothing

Junior Buyer - Casual Clothing

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