Buyer Footwear- Online Fashion brand

Recruiter
J L Serridge
Location
Manchester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Sep 2019
Closes
03 Oct 2019
Ref
1253415606
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description
My Client are a leading Ladies Wear fashion brand based in Manchester.

They are a fast fashion trend Footwear brand . They are recognised for efficiency, respect, positivity, innovation, creativity & passion.

A Footwear Buyer position has opened and we are looking for someone with footwear knowledge and / or passion. Min 2 years experience preferable on footwear and must have fast fashion experience.

The role involves

·Develops product alone & with the design team managing their workload & ensuring all projects are completed in line with all critical path key dates.

·Using appropriate suppliers in line with the brand and department strategy

·Finalises key product to be booked for sign off by the senior merch and head of department

·Follow up on all development with suppliers & make any required amends

·Manage the BA and Designers to fit all products on time to sign off with factories

·Constant analysis of anything missing from developed ranges

·Delegates responsibility to BA and develops their skills.

·Keep team informed and up to date on key issues/ projects

·Ensure all development & Range plans are up to date.

·Builds effective working relationships both internally and externally

·Constant development research & fabric sourcing with suppliers

·Negotiate all pricing with suppliers for both Retail & Wholesale departments

·Provide the senior Merchandiser & Wholesale team all relevant pricing information in a timely manner

·Action any development requests from clients with factories & chase all samples in on time

·FE travel

Key Experience, Skills & Abilities

·An understanding of clothing fast fashion trends and in particular Footwear knowledge of the High Street, bringing new, well thought out ideas to contribute to the Buying process

·Having a strong fashion eye is essential

·Good problem-solving skills and can take initiative to resolve issues

·The ability to perform under pressure and work in a fast-paced environment

·The capability to take responsibility and make decisions

·The ability to communicate effectively at all levels

·Manage time effectively by setting and achieving priorities and timescales

·Strong relationship building qualities

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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