KNITWEAR BUYER

Location
City of London
Salary
£40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted
01 Apr 2012
Closes
29 Apr 2012
Ref
CG27607
Contact
Carly Gribble
Skill Set
Buyer
Discipline
Fashion
Job Type
Permanent
Knitwear Buyer - The Candidate:
*Proven buying experience and product development within a fast fashion, high street brand.
*Strong interpersonal and organisational skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and suppliers alike.
*Demonstrate a working knowledge of the competitive market place and the ability to identify trends.
*PC skills and a good level of numeracy are essential.
*Confident in managing junior staff.
*Strong commercial eye.
*Experience within Knitwear is essential.

Knitwear Buyer - The Role:
*Monitor performance of the brand against plan, proposing appropriate action to maximise sales and profit.
*Evaluate market, sales history and customer information together with forward trends to develop the department's strategy.
*Develop and agree plans in partnership with the Merchandiser that achieve sales and profit targets.
*Support range presentations across departments as required. Ensure product quality is to agreed standards.
*Work with other internal departments to develop, source and improve our product ranges. This will include planning and developing ranges for future seasons.
*Manage internal relationships with functions such as QA, Marketing and Merchandising ensuring that our product offering is in line with company objectives.
*Involved in product developing creatively using Catwalk trends and adapting them to the target customer.

Knitwear Buyer - Package:
*Competitive salary plus benefits.

We regret that due to volume, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, therefore if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 3 working days, please assume that you've not been successful on this occasion.
Fashion and Retail Personnel is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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