Buying Manager - Lingerie, Nightwear and Beachwear

London, UK
20 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity to work within Fenwick as a Buying Manager covering our Lingerie, Nightwear and Beachwear categories. This role will be based from one of our stores in the London area.

Brilliantly British in style and spirit, Fenwick is the department store of note for shoppers of exceptional taste since 1882.

As a Buying Manager you will be responsible for building and creating a product range and balanced assortment which is inspirational, creative and reflective of target customer profile across all Fenwick stores and online. Sourcing and negotiating new brands, and trading existing brands using the buying power of the whole group to drive sales and profit and deliver greater market share in their specific category /categories, whilst implementing local range strategies for individual stores to differentiate product and create local propositions in each local context.
We are looking for a candidate who has;
  • A proven successful track record in buying
  • Current/relevant product and market awareness
  • Experience of successfully delivering a broad portfolio of brands and product categories
  • Brand building experience
  • Good knowledge of trends and social influencers
  • Developed communication, influencing and relationship skills.
  • Strong negotiating and contracting skills
  • Proven track record in building successful business cases and gaining internal / external support/buy in.
  • Numerate with good analytical skills
  • Good working knowledge of excel and Buying & Merchandising systems
  • Experience of coaching, developing and managing a team

The closing date for applications for this role is 23.05.2019

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:
  • 25% Colleague Discount (some restrictions apply)
  • Pension scheme
  • 4 weeks holiday plus 1 additional day to take in the month of your birthday
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Business Dress Loan Scheme (if applicable)
  • Fenwick Select -a voluntary benefit scheme which offers an extensive range of national and local discounts on a variety of products and services
  • Cycle to Work scheme.

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