We are actively seeking a Buyer in our Accessories team to resource, recommend and buy an appropriate merchandise range for luxury Designer Shoes, to meet agreed sales, stock, mark-down and profit targets in line with the overall Company buying strategy and to provide secondary support to the Head of Buying Accessories across all relevant functions.
What you'll be doing:
Research, prepare and present product ranges to the Buying & Merchandising Manager, taking into account sales history, fashion trends and space allocation to products and product seasonality.
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of existing and potential suppliers and manufacturers at home and overseas and build successful relationships with suppliers through regular and effective communication.
Resource, select, recommend and buy a commercial range of product within each area in accordance with agreed buying objectives, ensuring that selected product meets overall strategic guidelines in terms of price and fashionability and category mix.
Regularly review each individual market, closely monitoring competitor’s activity and trends within product area.
Establish and negotiate the best possible terms to provide planned gross margins and stock turn.
Effective liaison with the Assistant Buyer, Buyers Administrator & warehouse to ensure the timely receipt of goods into the stores
Prepare and present seasonal financial and brand plans to the Buying & Merchandising Manager and Group Fashion Buying Director, in preparation for the seasonal Range Review to the CEO and Board.
Review planned margin, terminal stock and mark-down regularly with the Buying Manager to meet the above.
Work closely with online team in both e-commerce and web marketing teams to ensure the best range of brands and products is available online including securing exclusives.
Manage all aspects of launching and maintaining a brand online
A bit about your experience:
Proven Buying experience within luxury Designer Shoes
A good understanding of the market trends
Previous team management experience
Previous budget management experience
A bit about you:
You will have excellent negotiation skills
You will have excellent communication skills (both verbal & written)
You will have a ‘can-do’ enthusiastic attitude
You will be a natural relationship builder, with the ability to work independently
You will have intermediate skills using Microsoft Office (Excel & Word)
You will have excellent attention to detail
You will have good organisation skills
You will be able to lead and motivate a team
All your hard work, rewarded:
Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:
Very generous staff discount with up to 60% off Fashion and 30% off Beauty