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Head of Buying - Apparel

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Job Title Head of Buying - Apparel
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £80000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date ASAP
Our Reference Q95222
Who to Contact Quest Seach Selection -
Job Advertised over 2 years ago

Job Description

An innovative and widely loved retailer is looking for a Head of Buying for their apparel ranges within the fashion division. You will spearhead the development of your category through innovative and product led decisions. Previous experience at a similar level within fashion buying is essential, as is knowledge and experience of buying apparel, rather than accessories or footwear ranges. Branded apparel experience is highly desirable and will be a distinct advantage, however candidates with a mix of branded and own-label experience will still be considered and are encouraged to apply. You will primarily be responsible for: * Building upon strong relationships at a senior business level with suppliers, enhancing what are already established long-standing ties and forging new successful supplier relationships * Managing a team of Senior Buyers to deliver range growth and margin improvements * Providing an inspirational leadership stance on all category decisions, which must at all times be for the greater good of the customer and the bottom line * Working closely with the Head of Merchandising to deliver exceptional category performance * Providing in-depth departmental analysis and insight upon which key strategic decisions and planning will be on The ideal candidate will be: * · Experienced at a similar level in retail fashion buying * · Educated to degree level, ideally within a relevant technical or analytical field * · Analytical and business focused * · A proven influencer of people and unrivalled leader * · Passionate about sales and leading a successful team This is a pivotal position in this business and the competition is high, but in return for the hard work, you will be rewarded with a generous salary and benefits package. If this sounds like you, please apply today with an up-to-date copy of your CV. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Ref: Q95222 | Published: over 2 years ago


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