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Buyer – 12 Month FTC.

Reference: JW-BUY

On behalf of my client, a beautiful sustainable Apparel brand, we are looking for a bright and dynamic Buyer to join the team. Quality, fit and detail are at the heart of the business.

The candidate

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience, preferably in women’s fashion buying
  • Experience working within retail with an excellent understanding of the marketplace, examining and reacting to customers buying behaviours and competitors.
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to extract data.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Positive, Enthusiastic and Self-driven with a can-do attitude
  • Previous experience in managing team members and a department.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS office programmes, including PowerPoint and Excel.

Key Elements of Role

  • Lead the product development team, inspiring direction and feel of season, reacting to customer buying behaviours and competitor marketplace.
  • Analyse and predict trends in line with brand identity; demonstrate commercial awareness and creativity.
  • Work closely with the merchandising team on seasonal strategy.
  • Build a well-balanced seasonal range, reflecting current trading environment.
  • Lead product sustainability and sourcing strategy, ensuring sustainability is at the forefront of product and buying decisions.
  • Responsible for presenting and delivering range overview and conveying season overview to the wider company
  • Manage communication with suppliers, leading negotiations and problem-solving issues.
  • Manage a seasonal sales and margin budget
  • Work alongside the Garment technician to maintain excellent quality and fit standards throughout all ranges.
  • Work alongside the marketing team to deliver seasonal physical and online promotional material and stories.
  • Manage relationships between the product team and other functions within the brand.


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