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Senior Womenswear Buyer – Multi Product

North West

Salary £35-£50k

The role involves

  • Working alongside the Design & QA team to deliver new trend products/collections in line with the critical path key dates and key marketing dates.
  • Trading the Department daily to expand on best-selling styles quickly, highlighting product and category potential growth and risk areas to the Head of Buying
  • Product developing directly with the supply base to maximise sales on the area
  • Identifying categories and product areas that require additional suppliers or where suppliers are not performing 
  • Improving the category bought in margin by re negotiating with the supply base.   Constantly review and monitor ways to grow the margin, from fabric booking to new category opportunities.  

  • Building the range using the range plans attributing and ensuring the designers have the correct information to create/design the ranges
  • Working closely with the design and merchandising teams on a daily basis to ensure the range is balanced, profitable and commercial, highlighting to head of buying risks to sales
  • Developing strong relationships with a new supply base by working with design to place the right product at the right source.
  • Attend weekly Fit & buy meetings to ensure products are delivered on time
  • Support the Junior members of the buying team to hit deadlines and develop their buying skills
  • Weekly analysis to identify missing products from the booked ranges, reporting back to the Head of Buying.

  • Regular competitor reviews to ensure pricing and range is in line with the market. Highlighting risks and opportunities.
  • Range plan building, attributing and analysis alongside merchandising to ensure the range is balanced, commercial and profitable.
  • Identify new departmental ways of working as the business grows to stay streamlined and productive

·Travel – Europe and FE as and when required by the business.

Key Experience, Skills & Abilities

A commercial fashion eye is essential.

Experience in trading a Department to maximise sales, ideally ecommerce experience

Analytic as well as creative.   Able to work with excel spreadsheets whilst spotting the latest winner.

Strong communication skills to ensure Head of buying and key management teams are kept up to date and informed.

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.

Able to take responsibility and make decisions.

Strong communication with all departments and levels is imperative.

Effective time management and the ability to prioritise.

Understands/ has experience with the test and repeat ecommerce buying model.


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Import Merchandiser

Stockport

Successful Supplier

Salary c£23k

Import Merchandiser

Due to continue growth our client Is looking to bring in an Import Merchandisers. This is an exciting new job opportunity for an import merchandiser to work as part of a strong professional team 

Job Spec

Negotiate prices with customers and factories where needed

Chase samples Lab dips

Confirm receipt of customer orders, creating an achievable critical path to ensure the orders are dealt with efficiently to meet customer requirements

Ensure lab dips are submitted and approved within the scheduled CP dates

Work to your CP and keep the customer fully aware of the progress of their orders and delivery schedule

Day to day contact with the factories in the Far East and customers

Review orders received and liaise with merchandise team 

Candidate:

You will need to be highly motivated and enjoy the challenge of a diverse role whilst having an eye for detail and take extra lengths to satisfy the needs of clients. You must be confident, passionate and thrives off working in a fast paced and busy team environment.


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Ecommerce Executive or Assistant – Fashion

South Manchester

Salary – £16k– 20k for an Assistant or approx £21k – 24k for an Executive

We’re looking for someone with bags of energy and enthusiasm, along with a love of fashion and impeccable attention to detail, to work in our busy eCommerce team!

This is what you’ll do:

· Day to day management of the online store using Magento

· Uploading new products, ensuring monthly deadlines are met

· Liaising with buyers to ensure product categories are perfect

· Visual Merchandising of the site

· Asset management; Samples, Copy and Images are collated ahead of launches

What we need from you;

· Passion for Fashion!

· Highly organised

· Great attention to detail

· Hands on experience with Magento, and are able to comfortably navigate the platform and upload products and make site changes

· Analytical skills to draw conclusions from data and sales reports

· Super positive, energetic and enthusiastic with a creative mind, bursting with ideas and the drive

· Experience in the fashion industry

· An enthusiastic & energetic, ‘go the extra mile’ work ethic

· An excellent attention to detail & quality

· An intuitive grasp of brand with a ‘customer first’ approach

· Strong organisation skills: self-directed & capable of working effectively in a fast paced, exciting environment while juggling multiple projects


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Sourcing Compliance Executive

Manchester

Salary dependant on experience £25k-£35k

The Role

The Sourcing/Compliance Executive role will report to the Head of Sourcing, Production and Supplier Quality. As part of the sourcing team, you will play an important part in helping uphold and develop the ethical and sustainable principle of the company, 

The role is to manage all elements of the supply chain, to ensure our market leading designs are manufactured to a high standard and delivered on time.

This will involve:

Supplier Management

  • Supplier introduction, onboarding, development and ongoing management
  • Working with the supply base to provide ethical and  sustainable product.
  • Managing the supplier database and work with the Head of sourcing to monitor supplier performance, to provide a fit for purpose supply base
  • Manage and update any cross costing projects with new and existing suppliers and ensure suppliers are in line with company costing requirements and structure.
  • Work with supplies and internal buying/design teams to manage sampling and production capacity.
  • Manage supplier lead time and feed into the internal critical path and buying calendar.
  • Work with buying and merch teams to resolve issues
  • Support design team on specific development problem areas

Sustainability, Fabric, packaging and Labelling

  • Fabric -work with design and the supply base to provide the latest trend led fabrications with a sustainable approach
  • Packaging and labelling – support the rolling out of a nominated labelling tender process, to provide a one stop shop for suppliers offering the best quality, lead time and price.
  • Research and provide current market intelligence to support the development of a company sustainability statement.
  • Support the Head of sourcing to bring the supply base up to speed and ensure all areas of sourcing are in line with that company policy and statement on sustainability. 

Ethical, technical and social compliance

  • Manage and update the audit data base for both technical and ethical compliance 
  • Work with the Head of Sourcing to implement systems to track the progress of supplier Audits
  • Work with head of sourcing to implement and update the company ethical and social compliance policy

In addition, you will be:

  • Enthusiastic, highly organised team player, with strong communication skills

    In exchange you’ll receive a competitive salary in a vibrant fun environment. This is a dynamic and fast paced role ideally suited for a candidate who is ultimately looking to progress their career within an ecommerce retail environment 

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Junior Merchandiser

Our client a womenswear online business has achieved huge growth over the last 2 years and now are in need of 2 Assistant/junior Merchandiser. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Assistant/Junior Merchandiser to join a fast paced fashion team and help take the company to the next level.

The ideal candidate will ideally have experience in a fast fashion.

North West – Manchester Region

Salary £25-£30k dependant on experience

The role involves:-

  • Working alongside the Buying/QA and Marketing team to deliver the products/collections in line with the critical path key dates and key marketing dates.
  • Trading the Department daily to highlight potential repeat opportunities and managing under-performance
  • Producing and maintaining all range plans, sales reports and category analysis
  • Highlighting opportunity/risk from sales reports and analysis
  • Have weekly intake meetings with Marketing to update on product availability
  • Liaise with Distribution Centre/Suppliers and Imports to ensure stock is available on time 
  • Producing ad-hoc analysis to ensure sales maximised
  • Produce availability reports for product/brochure launches.

Key Experience, Skills & Abilities

Experience in trading a Department to maximise sales 

Excellent Excel 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.

Able to take responsibility and make decisions.

Strong communication skills with all departments and levels is imperative.

Effective time management and the ability to prioritise

Understands/ has experience with the test and repeat ecommerce buying model.


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