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Womenswear Buyer

Location – Manchester Region

Salary – Competitive package in line with industry

THE ROLE:

To plan and develop product ranges that deliver against the brand profile and the customer needs. Optimise sales opportunities identified though trading and range planning and deliver a product development process that ensures the brand are first and fast with relevant emerging trends. Reporting to the senior management team, this role will work cross functionally with merchandising and the technical team to contribute to product strategy

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Creates buying plans for departments while ensuring profitability by maintaining and building customer focused category lines 

Work with merchandising to develop range plans that maximise sales opportunities and lessons learnt

Constantly review social media, catwalk and competitor set to identify new product opportunities.


Develop product briefs that maximise best sellers and deliver against emerging trends and work with the technical team re samples and fit.

Manage the product critical path identifying priorities and ensuring samples are delivered against key deadlines

Weekly and monthly trading performance, identifying opportunities to drive sales growth and promotion.

·Maximise best sellers and identify underperformance and propose actions to improve sell through.

Present proposed new and repeat product buys to directors to achieve sign off

Monitor and analyse returns with technical team to identify lessons learnt and risk to profit.

Management of the buy plan ensuring product details are accurate and imagery is captured to allow product set up.

Support the creative team with product schedules

Work closely with the social media outreach team to achieve features for new product ranges and lines supported with stock

· Ensure the development of process and systems is continuous to maximise effectiveness and efficiency.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Be either an established Buyer or an experienced Assistant Buyer ready for the next challenge

A lover of fashion and have a talent for product development and a creative eye.

Passionate and driven with the ability to thrive in a fast paced and ever-changing environment.

Ability to stay calm under pressure and motivate a team through challenging periods of change.

Strong knowledge of competition’s product offer, pricing strategy and trading activity.

Is always an ambassador for the brand


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Garment Technologist

Location Stockport/Cheshire

Salary £21k-£24k dependant on experience

Ladieswear or Childrenswear experience preferred

Our client are a major supplier based in South Manchester with many years’ experience in the industry dealing with most of the quality end of the high street! We are currently recruiting for a Garment Technologist to work within the busy GT team .

This is an excellent opportunity to join a busy, ambitious and forward-thinking company. You will need to have attention to detail, be able to work on your own initiative and must have been in a similar role previously, with knowledge of patterns. The ideal candidate must be an accurate, organised and flexible individual who is able to work proactively and must be able to prioritize their own workload and time management,

Whilst working in a fast-paced office environment. You will report to the Senior Garment Technologist and work closely with the designers at the initial stage. Managing the sealing process from proto, through to production, tracking the samples. You will ensure all styles are fitted and sealed in line with critical dates as well as meeting the high standard of technical specifications for the business.

Organizing fitting sessions, accurately completing measurement charts and factory communication. Working very closely with Design and translating CADs into Technical Specs to deliver the product, with the best manufacturing methods, in line with our business.


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Product Manager

Manchester

Salary TBA

Ideal candidate will have experience within a Supplier or Head Office in Import Merchandising or Buying.

Working in a small team and reporting to the Head of Sourcing
Managing the product from conception through to shipment.
Experience in costing, negotiating payment terms, buying, placing purchase orders, maintaining critical paths and ensuring goods are shipped on time to meet deliveries.
Maintaining a good supplier base and increasing profit margin for the business

Working closely alongside the design team to range plan for each season and producing desirable product at competitive prices.

Working alongside the GT team to ensure quality standards are meet.

We are looking for a confident individual who can multi task and delegate duties as and when required. Working closely with the Head of Sourcing to look at new sourcing channels and oversee critical path.


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Production Controller – Mat Cover

Full Time

9 – 12 Month FTC

Competitive Salary

We currently have a fantastic opportunity available for a Production Controller to join our Buying team at our Head Office in Manchester.

This role is initially a 9 month contract to cover maternity leave but due to the fast moving nature of the business there could be further opportunities for a permanent role in the future.

Role overview

Working within a fast-paced and highly efficient team, you will be responsible for monitoring bulk orders and salesman samples, utilising great communication skills and a high level of accuracy to ensure our corporate calendar is adhered to.

  • Have a high level of knowledge and understanding of the suppliers capabilities and the production process
  • Issue orders to garment suppliers, following consultation with manager with regards to factory allocation, using the merchandising system or excel, ensuring all orders are input on the AS400 system and price information checked
  • Update delivery on time records and review monthly figures
  • Ensure all relevant orders are passed to the imports department in order for LC being raised
  • Manage the critical path, ensuring its updated regularly and coordination of all members of the team to ensure that all dates are met with the target to achieve 90% deliveries on time 
  • Hold weekly meetings with the rest of the team to discuss the critical path and address any issues
  • Put forward relevant suggestions of how to resolve issues when they arise, ensuring that managers are fully informed so decisions can be made
  • Barcode checking against orders and scanning on AS400 to ensure all information is correct to avoid any requirement for rectification of stock in UK, barcodes on production samples should also be checked and scanned prior to shipment of order where possible. 
  • Development and checking of new swing tickets / packaging in conjunction with QC and Marketing as required. 
  • Create and maintain the factory loading documents, ensuring suppliers are no over capacity
  • Create fabric forecasts and sign off with the manager; monitor stock levels throughout the season 
  • Ensure the Product Bible is maintained and updated by the relevant people throughout the season.
  • Communicate any delivery delays and update on the relevant systems
  • Monitor and contribute to supplier performance analysis
  • Have an awareness of other team members critical paths

Full Job Spec avaialbe


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Garment Technologist / QC

Manchester – c£21k

Our client is a large successful supplier of multi product to the global market.

Working closely with merchandiser/ design teams, as well as MD on the Menswear Department.   

Creating development specs at the beginning of each season from original samples or CADS

Measuring samples at first fit / PP / production sample stages

Conducting In house fit sessions. 

Sending fit comments and amended specs to the factories

Responsible for your own fit comments / pattern solutions and advice to factories to maintain a good quality/ standard. 

Advise factory of basic test requirements per style ie Base / bulk / zip tests.  

Checking & approving Care label layouts 

Action in house wash tests if necessary

Assessing bulk inspection reports from our China office

Making commercial decisions on bulk quality issues

UK warehouse checks on orders if & when needed


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