Senior Retail Buyer - Footwear/sportswear
Our client, a well established large European retailer is looking for a senior retail buyer specialized in footwear/sportswear.
The business offers an international work environment, with lots of development and progression.
As retail buyer you will report directly to the Buying Director and be responsible for planning and selecting a range of products to sell in retail stores and online across Europe.
You will source new merchandise and review existing items to ensure products remain competitive. By fully understanding customer needs, you are able to maximise profits and provide a commercially viable range of merchandise at competitive prices.
Analysing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends
Regularly reviewing performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels
Liaising with label, price levels, stylistics, target groups and trends
Managing plans for stock levels
Meeting and managing directly own suppliers and negotiating terms of contract
reacting to changes in demand and logistics
Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products
Liaising with other departments within the organisation to ensure projects are completed
Attending trade fairs to select and assemble a new collection of products
participating in promotional activities
Fluent in English
At least 3-4 years of buying experience in buying experience of footwear/sportswear
Experienced in working in a fast paced buying environment.
Have an established track record of driving business forward.
A strong negotiator and natural leader