Junior Buyer (Footwear & Accessories)

10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
About us

Quiz is a dynamic fast fashion retail group that focuses on delivering the latest fashion trends at value for money prices. We are well known for outstanding evening-wear and our dressy-casual ranges. Our target audience is the fashion conscious womenswear market.

We realise the most important part of our success is our customer. This is why we are focused on delivering an exciting shopping experience and ensuring that our high standards of quality, value for money and service are always met.

Our fast, flexible supply chain, together with the winning formula of style, quality, value and service has enabled Quiz to grow rapidly into an International retailer with over 250 stores.

At Quiz, we believe that you need to be passionate about your job. We recognise that each and every employee brings different skills to the organisation, and we pride ourselves on helping individuals develop their skills and broaden their horizons. Fast-fashion is a dynamic and ever-changing field, so we look for only the most dedicated and driven individuals. In return we offer employees an exciting, rewarding career with the opportunity to progress if they can demonstrate passion and commitment.

The Role

As Buyer your role will include:

  • Manages the critical path from concept through to buying, making any necessary changes to react to the market
  • Identifies new sourcing opportunities and works with Design Assistant to develop product
  • Provides clear development specifications to supplier base
  • Negotiates the best cost price to achieve departmental margin targets and reacts to market conditions to protect profit
  • Understands product trends and interprets them where relevant into product area
  • Develops the right product at the right time to meet customer requirements
  • Revises current sales with Merchandising team, reacting appropriately to maximize sales opportunities
  • Predicts emerging trends to increase market share
  • Monitors competitor actions
  • Agrees packaging and presentation of product in line with critical path
  • Visits supplier on buying trips to source new lines
The Candidate:

  • Buying experience within a fast paced fashion retailer
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current market place and competitors
  • Knowledge of elements that make up the cost of a product
  • Skilled negotiation techniques and influencing skills
  • Understands supply chain issues, lead times, supplier capability and flexibility
  • Ability to develop a comprehensive product range
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the business
  • Fashion related degree or business degree
To apply please submit a current CV by clicking the ‘apply’ button. Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80420650

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