u&i Recruitment Ltd
40000.00 - 49999.00 GBP Annual
02 Dec 2017
26 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

Our client is an established Brand of childrenswear clothes. They are now looking for a skilled Buyer of childrenswear to join their exciting team. This is a senior level role and they are looking for someone with extensive experience in a similar role. You will be responsible for building a sustainable, innovative, profitable and commercial product range to meet the requirements of the business, our trade partners, new markets and direct consumers.

Buyer - The Role:

  • Review current collection, identify gaps and suggest new product areas to add to the collection.
  • Be ultimately aware of the competition, present regular reports to the business and take learnings from your research to assist in your own range build.
  • Create Line plan for board sign off with Head of design taking into account Supply base, Quality, Sales and Ecommerce strategy.
  • Responsible for ensuring best price is achieved to optimise profit, design, innovation, on time delivery and quality
  • Create initial season demand forecast and production plan in line with factory capabilities.
  • Ensure that production is evenly distributed across the supply base to maintain and improve quality and delivery performance in line with Supply Base Strategy.
  • Analyse sales to identify margin contributions and guide future development.
  • Share forecasts with suppliers to accommodate growth plans, negotiate best prices, reduce MOQ's and lead times.
  • Regular onsite visits to suppliers in India, Portugal, China and Turkey to negotiate prices, assist them in managing their supply chain and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Manage Production and Shipment deadlines to maintain on time, in full, compliant deliveries, maximise opportunities and optimise working capital.
  • Assemble buys for fabric and stock to ensure all customers requirements by product / size are fulfilled.

Buyer - The Candidate:

  • Highly experienced in Buying, minimum of 5 years' in a similar role.
  • Creative and innovative thinker and 'out of the box' problem solver.
  • Exceptional at negotiating with suppliers for prices, deliveries and terms.
  • Experience of travelling to factories outside of the UK and willingness to meet with suppliers to face to face.
  • Excellent communicator in the spoken and written word, with accuracy and great attention to detail.
  • Able to manage, motivate and lead a small team.
  • Must have excellent experience on Excel and be able to analyse and interpret data to make informed buying choices.
  • Super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work to in a busy environment to tight deadlines.
  • Computer literacy.

Buyer - The Package:

  • Competitive salary

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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