Branded / Selection Buyer

Recruiter
Global Menswear Brand
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
11 Oct 2018
Closes
18 Nov 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client, renowned worldwide for their quality menswear brands, is looking for a selection buyer to join their central London based team.

You will be collaborating with planning, marketing, design, e-commerce and the stores teams to build assortments, and developing and delivering merchandising strategies for the retail stores and e-commerce site. You will create, from a product perspective, the best overall customer experience in stores and online by monitoring assortments to maintain a consistent brand image while delivering and exceeding sales and margin plans.

Accountabilities:
- Execute merchandising strategies and seasonal line plans to build profitable assortments that achieve margin goals
- In depth analysis of retail sales and margins to identify opportunities for improving inventory turns
- Develop daily, weekly and monthly reporting for key metrics to manage the business in order to meet inventory turn and revenue goals
- Coordinate buy meetings and set up calendar dates to ensure buys are placed on time
- Responsible for working with planning on the flow of inventory and receipts
- Develop strategies to increase margins
- Develop pricing strategies with appropriate markdown allowances
- Build ranges and recommend product assortments
- Understand target customer; shop retail stores and online competition and provide competitive analysis to enhance brand strategies and opportunities
- Generate product knowledge information and strategies and provide to the stores associates and e-commerce team
- Provide visual tools, (line lists, look books, merchandising books) for stores, online and planning teams to ensure one vision at point of

You will have:
Experience in a product merchandising or selection buying role
Men's fashion industry experience
Knowledge of brand management
Numerical and proficient in Excel

Salary £38-40k, plus benefits.

If this role could be for you, please contact me directly, for a confidential discussion, at briony.kennedy@rhr.co.uk, or click the apply button.

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