Buyer

Recruiter
u&i Recruitment Ltd
Location
Cornwall
Salary
40000.00 - 49999.00 GBP Annual
Posted
02 Dec 2017
Closes
26 Dec 2017
Sectors
Procurement
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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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