The position for Leisurewear Buyer in london is no longer available
My client is an international luxury lifestyle store, renowned both in the UK and internationally for the breadth and depth of our exclusive fashion merchandise. We are one of the world's most established retailers, founded in London in 1831. Our aim is to be the ultimate fashion experience with the best edited selection of brands in fashion, beauty and food. Job Description: An opportunity has arisen at our Head Office in Chiswick for a Leisurewear Buyer, within Womenswear, to join our Buying team. This will be a temporary position to cover maternity leave with immediate start. This is a key area within Womenswear, requiring a Buyer who has solid experience of buying relevant brands along with proven success in the following areas: - Negotiating terms with suppliers - Performing against targets - Identifying new trends and products - Working with suppliers - Managing a team You will need to be a strong negotiator, possess excellent commercial acumen and have a passion for the luxury fashion market. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills in order to maintain relationships both internally externally. Candidate Requirements: Junior Buyer experience Preferable experience within Womenswear Denim Buying Experience managing a team Experience negotiating with suppliers Excellent knowledge of new trends and products Willingness to travel Occasionally The ideal candidate has worked for these companies: Luxury Retail What three questions should a recruiter ask the candidate to best assess their suitability: Do you have extensive buying experience? Are you happy with a temporary maternity cover contract? Are you available for an immediate start?