Junior Buyer - Womenswear

Mountain Warehouse
United Kingdom
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
OverviewReporting into the Head of Womenswear Buying we are seeking a passionate, hands-on, multi-talented Junior Buyer to focus on our Womenswear multi-product ranges for Mountain Warehouse & Zakti brands.

What you'll be doingAssisting in seasonal range plan development - analyzing customer buying patterns, forecasting sales and predicting future trends, presenting findings in reports and presentations in a clear and logical format, this will include ratio calculations for size and colour;Work with your Head of buying to maximize profits and provide a commercially viable range of merchandise at competitive prices.Assisting in regularly reviewing stock, sales and orders and react with necessary urgency to ensure sales, stock & profit targets are achieved;Working closely with your Head of buying and merchandising in controlling stock levels, moving stock and making sure best-selling stock is always available, as well as overseeing the administration of the stock management systems;Maintaining relationships with suppliers.Liaising with other departments within the organization to ensure projects are completed;Participating in promotional activities, helping the buying and merchandising team to identify slow moving stock, suggesting marks downs or promotions, as well as coordinating promotions and clearance events in store;Liaising with shop personnel to ensure product supply meets demand, as well as working with merchandising to set and maintain optimum stock levels;Seeking product feedback from customers and staff;Creating style books for products, identify when to update trim labels, fabrications and packaging, and liaise with graphic designer to ensure a consistent brand image;Managing the critical path, monitoring all orders from initial product development through to delivery, ensuring the smooth running of the development process, maintaining delivery schedules and key deadlines throughout;Managing sample process ensuring all designs and fabrications are executed correctly, meeting brand requirements;Working alongside QC when creating style books so that correct specs and CAD’s are received,Lab dip and trim approvals and feeding back to suppliers, after collecting fit and quality info from QC.Liaising with supplier, QC and accounts to ensure all documents and invoices are received and signed off prior to delivery;Liaising with the Web team for samples and photography, escalated customer queries, and product placement on the site.Training and mentoring junior staff.Signing off invoices and shipping documents.Approving PTS, for shipments.Administration of stock management systems.Attend fit meetings with QC and models, making suggestions on fit, styling, trims etc.., as well as signing off samplesLiaising with merchandising and warehouse to ensure smooth delivery each week.We would love to meet someone withYou will have relevant experience in an assistant buyer role (doesn’t have to be the same product type) within a retail chain or equivalent looking for a step up.Outerwear or footwear buying experience is very beneficial.Experience of fully managing the critical path for your departmentCommercial approach to business critical decisionsBe aware of competitors and help to try and keep MW the best value on the high streetConfident approach to offer suggestions on the type and quantity of product for the department given the budgeted OTBGood interpersonal skills – able to build and manage relationships with colleagues and suppliers, communication is key at all timesStrong IT skills most importantly in Excel or equivalentCommercial and keeps up to date and aware of market trends, changes in demandAble to fully understand customer needs and demands (e.g. price, quality, availability)Strong time management skills and able to prioritize as this is a never-ending job and there will always be more to be doneSomeone ambitious who is looking to grow with the company and always striving for improvements in all aspects of the business, is innovative and forward thinking
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