Senior Retail Buyer - Footwear/sportswear

£65.9k - 83.5k per year + relocation package
10 Jan 2018
07 Feb 2018
Federica Pantanella
Job Type

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.

Main responsibilities

  • 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

  • Financial budgets;

  • 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

  • About you

  • 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