Buyer - Footwear And Handbags

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Full time
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Gold Offer (>£40,000)
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Company description

Switch Consulting is a Specialist Retail recruitment company based in the UK. Finding the best retail talent is what we do. Developing individuals’ careers and delivering to the demands of fast-paced retail businesses is our total focus.

Job description

Job title – Buyer Footwear & Handbags
Location – Switzerland
Salary – D.O.E

The Client
My Client is a well-known leading fast fashion retailer with stores internationally.

The Role
You are responsible for the best assortment – best product at the best price, at the right time and in the right quantity

Key Responsibilities
•Constantly on the lookout for new and current fashions, best basics and best style for the customer
•Drive the production strategy decided by the Senior Buyer and creates with him/ her production plans: Production
place, schedule timing and capacities. Ensure production is cost effective
•Negotiate cost and deadlines, manage the margin according to the budget and respect the calendar
•Manage the approvals for fit samples, lap dips and trims, with Senior Buyer & design
•Close cooperation with the merchandise planner, set up a precise assortment plan and stick to targets Cluster,
options and budget (proposing promotions). Determining scales of quantitates for product based on historical
global and country data
•Develop the existing supplier network: Identify key-suppliers/Have a global overview of your suppliers' performance
in order to identify advantages and potential issues, be a step ahead
•Supplier Performance Management and Analysis: Ensure supplier meets 100% Company standards for Quality,
Logistics and Social Standards
•Determine retro-planning for each sub-season, mixing fast and long track
•Close cooperation with the Visual Merchandisers and Country Teams to put emphasis on main pieces and


Skills / experience required
• At least three of experience in a similar position and with Footwear & Handbags product family
• Good knowledge of the North European Market
• Outstanding negotiation skills
• You live and love fashion
• Strong understanding of construction and fabric types
• Highly organized and able to prioritize
• Positive approach to challenges, proactive and resistant to stress
• You speak English fluently, any other language is an asset