Role details

Branded Buying Opportunties

Manchester   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • JD Sports are a leading retailer of branded sportswear and fashionwear.
  • Looking to expand their head office branded buying team.

About Our Client

Established in 1981 with a single store in the North West of England, JD Sports Fashion Plc is a leading multi-channel retailer of sports fashion and outdoor brands in the UK and Europe. The Group has over 800 stores across a number of retail fascia's and is proud of the fact that it always provides its customers with the latest products from the very best brands, such as Nike, Adidas and The North Face with strong own brand labels such as McKenzie, Carbrini, Pink Soda, Supply & Demand and The Duffer of St George.

The JD Group has seen record results, with a second successive year of like for like sales in excess of 10%. International roll-out continues with plans to increase its presence in the European Market and beyond.

Job Description

Assistant/ Junior Buyers:

  • Supporting the Buying function on relevant category
  • Attending all appointments, with involvement in selection and editing of product
  • Managing budgets and OTB on in Season and forward budgets
  • Present ranges in sign off with Head of Product and Head of Merchandising
  • Preparation and presentation of performance in trade meetings
  • Proposal to assist driving sales in relevant department

Buyer/ Senior Buyers:

  • Develop and maintain a detailed knowledge of the sports / fashion market.
  • Understand consumer behaviours and product / brand preferences
  • Understand brand positioning, strategies, product ranges and pricing
  • Forecast future performance trends at category and line level
  • Undertake seasonal reviews and analysis with the Merchandising team
  • Define future season strategies and financial plans with the Merchandising team
  • Attend seasonal selection meetings with brands
  • Build category and brand assortments in line with agreed plan

The Successful Applicant

You will be working as a Buying professional within a branded fashion retail environment, and have experience in the following:

  • Branded Buying experience working already as an Assistant Buyer, Junior Buyer or Buyer/ Senior Buyer level
  • Ideally from a fashion background within a Multichannel trading environment
  • Have an interest in fashion/retail
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills at all levels
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral.
  • Numerical and Analytical.
  • Willingness to make working relationships both internally as well as externally.

What's on Offer

Competitive package and relocation support (case by case basis)

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