Buying Manager – Sportswear

Buying Manager – Sportswear

Ref: JO-1909-107080 | £50000 - £68000 per annum + Tax Free+Relocation Assistance+Benefits | Location:London, England | Added:29/10/19

Quest Search and Selection is looking for candidates from the UK, who are willing to relocate to the sunny and warmer climate of Dubai! We are partnering with one of the largest fashion retailers in the UAE with over 150 stores. This business is known for developing trend led fast fashion products to the cost-conscious customers as well as partnering with a number of international brands.

This role is for a Senior Buyer Sportswear and would suit a Buying Manager or Senior Buyer level and is a key leadership role where you will be responsible for developing strategic buying plans within their own label product category.

As Senior Buyer, you will:

  • Formulate and determine buying plan and budget for the sportswear category
  • Overseeing costs, margins and sales and making suggestions to improve commerciality and lead times.
    – Work with the Category Manager and align with the overall buying and merchandising plan all categories
    – Keep abreast with the latest buying trends and identify new opportunities that the company can leverage on
    – Source, recommend, and negotiate with vendors and keeping costs align to budgets
  • Be involved in FE sourcing and range development
    – Monitor purchase orders and ensure that goods delivered are aligned with the agreed SLA
    – Assist and support other departments/team members in events (e.g. launches, store promotions, etc.)
    – Conduct regular store visits

Desirable skills and background:

  • You must be operating at a Senior Buyer or Buying Manager or above & have worked with driving strategy
  • Must have dealt with budgeted categories of approx. £100-150 million +
  • Have lead buying teams and worked closing with Merchandising & Supply Chain
  • Have had FE sourcing experience and dealt with high level negotiations
  • You must come ideally from Sportswear or Activewear within a fast fashion retailer
    – Strong presentation, data analysis, project management skills
    – Self-starter, well-organized, detail-oriented, can work independently and/or with a team

What’s in it for you:

  • Tax free salary!
  • Relocation Assistance & hotel costing
  • Flights for you & your family
  • 1 trip back to the UK each year

This is a great opportunity if you are open to relocation as part of your career plan and progression. If you have the right skills based on the description above please apply by sending your CV today.

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