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Buyer - Soft Separates



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Up to £50,000

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This is an amazing opportunity to join one of the UK's fastest growing fashion brands as Buyer working across soft separates and tailoring. The company is expanding as a result of its success to date and if you would like the opportunity to bring your passion for fashion to a place where you can make your mark and develop your career then this could be the right opportunity for you.

The role will be based at the company's Head Office in Cheshire and hybrid working is in place.

This role requires a Buyer who thrives in a changing 'growth' environment and works well under pressure. You will enjoy implementing process for the benefit of the product teams to streamline working practises alongside the weekly and monthly planning and range building requirements.
You will enjoy and have the skills to 'get stuck into the detail' to ensure best practises are implemented on the department and be prepared to 'roll your sleeves up' working at a low and high level with a positive attitude.
There is opportunity to be involved in various business projects alongside the day to day of the Soft Separates buying role.

Key Responsibilities:

• Plan quarterly with the Merchandiser, clearly communicating lessons learnt, plan of action and delivering robust analytical plans to drive out commercial ranges for own site as well as external 3rd parties.
• Deliver a balanced range across fabric, shape, print and colour.
• Manage the weekly buy for the Soft Separates areas alongside the Designer, ensuring all samples are reflective of the original design work, costed to BIM targets and able to hit the required intake dates.
• Trade weekly - ensuring forward stock is reflective of weekly trading patterns, managing the intake to ensure stock is landing at the right time.
• Be responsible for critical path, ensuring all team members are utilising the critical path effectively.
• Have a strong commercial eye, able to understand the brands vision and able to put our customer at the forefront of every product decision.
• Ensure the customer is at the heart of all decisions from colour, print, design and fitting of the garment.
• Ability to read analytical data to drive out strategic buying actions, implementing the actions quickly and efficiently.
• Contribute to our trend forum, encouraging all levels of the product team to have a voice, helping keep the focus on the customers' requirements.
• Deliver to the revenue, BIM and returns targets set by the Senior Management team.
• Manage supplier relationships - identifying risks and opportunities alongside the technical, design and sourcing teams.
• Run production and capacity planning to ensure we deliver the best BIM whilst staying flexible in season.

Who we're looking for:

• You will have strong knowledge of Soft Separates and how they perform with different printing methods. Understand factory print capabilities to ensure the right method is selected for production.
• A varied fashion background is required covering fast fashion in addition to bricks and mortar buying experience, which is preferred.
• A commercial fashion eye is essential.
• Experience in trading a department to maximise sales, ideally with eCommerce experience.
• Analytical and creative thinker.
• Strong communication skills.
• The ability to problem-solve under pressure in a fun, fast-paced environment.
• Enjoys change, open to new ways of working.
• Identifies new ways of working that fit the business as it continues to grow.
• Effective time management and the ability to prioritise.
• Be confident using Excel, PowerPoint.
• Holds a clean and valid UK driving licence.
• Please note that this role requires some travel to Europe and Far East as and when required by the business.