Experienced Dress Buyer

Upto 50K depending upon experience

North West Region

An exciting opportunity for a Dress Buyer to join a premium quality fashion brand which has achieved an rapid rate of growth making this position an exciting and dynamic role.

We have achieved huge growth over the last 2 years driven by the Dress department.  This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Buyer to join a fast paced fashion team and help take the dress department to the next level.

The ideal candidate must have fast fashion ecommerce buying experience and highly experienced in product development and range planning! ideally have Woven and Jersey experience.

The role involves

  • Working closely with the Dress Designer & QA team to deliver new weekly trend products in line with the critical path key dates and key marketing dates.
  • Trading the Department daily to expand on best-selling styles quickly, 
  • Drive the moving on of best sellers so they are seasonally appropriate. 
  • Product develop direct with the supply base to maximise dress sales.
  • Manage the style numbers & Open to buy on a weekly basis reporting into Head of Buying 
  • Improving the category bought in margin by re negotiating with the supply base on Best Selling styles and fabric bases that are performing.
  • 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 Buyers Admin to ensure smooth running of the department.
  • 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.
  • Manage the dress development & Dress Range plans to ensure they are up to date for merchandising to work from.

·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 

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.