Ladies Footwear Buyer

Recruiter
Jacobson Group
Location
Northampton
Posted
15 Feb 2019
Closes
15 Mar 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Ladies Footwear Buyer

Jacobson Group, one of the UK's leading footwear & leisure companies with brands such as Lotus Shoes, Gola, Ravel, Frank Wright and Dunlop, require an experienced Footwear Buyer to join our friendly team at Lotus Shoes in Northampton.

This position should appeal to an experienced Footwear Buyer who has knowledge and experience of sourcing and buying Ladies footwear.

Role

  • To manage product development from sample selection to production.
  • To manage cost negotiation with supply base
  • Responsible for the order process.
  • Work closely with the design team
  • Work with QA to improve standards
  • Identify potential new suppliers

Person

Working with our team of footwear designers, QA staff and product development personnel you will be capable of producing fashionable and commercial footwear ranges worthy of our brand, within budget.

As someone who thrives on a challenge you will be a focused individual who is highly motivated with a proven track record in range building branded footwear. Identifying and exploiting footwear trends will be second nature to you as will negotiation on a commercial level and working to strict production schedules.

You will have product sourcing knowledge in the Far East and Europe and the ability to lead a team. You will have the ability to work under pressure and exhibit exceptional negotiation and communication skills.

You will be computer literate, highly competent with MS Outlook, Word and Excel, organised and thorough in your methods of working and be able to work well within the team. You will be flexible, with great commitment and attention to detail, willing to go the extra mile to ensure the success of the brand.

The role requires an amount of UK and international travel, including visiting international suppliers and exhibitions.

The salary and the package would be commensurate with experience.

No agencies please.

Closes 13/03/2019

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