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Senior Hosiery Buyer
- Fashion Buyer Role for large high street retailer
- Menswear buyer for a fast moving fashion business
About Our Client
My client is one of the largest and most successful fashion retailers across the UK and Europe. They continue to grow and have a glamorous sparkling new office with a space in their Senior Hosiery Buyer team they need filling.
As a Senior Hosiery Buyer you will look after the following -
As a retail Buyer, you will develop and source commercial and on-trend ranges in order to maximise sales and profitability. You will thrive on negotiating the best deals and be a people person with a commercial edge and a desire to drive your department forward. Reporting to your Buying Controller, your key responsibilities will include:
Sales and Commercial Focus
- Analyse performance and review current range to ensure that sales, margins and profit are achieved.
- Take appropriate action in-season on repeats, cancellations and rescheduling of orders.
Identify range opportunities
- Interpret trends and translate into commercial products using trade fairs, WGSN & fashion publications.
- Constantly review competitor offer and the market in general.
- Prepare for & present regular range reviews and presentations.
Develop & Source Products
- Review existing supplier and identify new suppliers and manage relationships.
- Control negotiations to ensure best price and margin. Evaluate supply base performance based on price, quality and delivery.
Lead and motivate team
- Take responsibility for own development as well as manage the training of junior team members.
The Successful Applicant
Experience and Skills Required for a Senior Hosiery Buyer:
- Proven track record in menswear apparel buying
- Product sourcing from both domestic and overseas is essential
- A key understanding of fashion trends
- A strong eye for detail
- A proven Knowledge of the product development process
- Proven track record within negotiating
- Willing to relocate to Ireland is a must
What's on Offer
Highly competitive +Package