Buying Director / Manager

Country :
United Kingdom
Region :
London
County :
City
Town :
LONDON
Category :
Purchasing
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time
Salary :
Competitive salary - Gold Offer (>£40,000)
Years experience :
More than 10 years
Starting date :
ASAP

Company description

Recruit the "right" talents to your organization by Pre-analyzing their technical skills and personal attributes.
To provide overall recruitment solutions that meet your various recruitment/HR needs:

Permanent Placement/Head Hunting (IT&innovative technologies, Financial services)
Interim Management/Fix Term Contract
BPO/RPO/ITO
Professional Consulting Services
Training and Coaching
HR Legal Counselling

Job description

Responsibilities:
1.Plan annual and quarter product developing plan under fully understanding company brand strategy.
--Collect and research market information, analyze fashion trend, color, fabrics, styling etc and report routinely to HQ
--Input latest fashion element to product development, manage the combination of different section, monitor the process and evaluate every part of the developing process, from styling, key sales point to pricing, packaging and assembling.
--Report company brand analysis routinely by assessing market demand, target customer, branding channel, producing, key competitors and visual merchandising
--Participate in product photo-shoot and sales plan.
2.Lead team attending fashion show, business exhibition and fabric exhibition in China and overseas.
3.Fabric developing
--Lead seasonal fabric developing work according to product design and sales plan
--Research the latest fabric using trend by attending global exhibition, analyzing competitors and input into garment development
4.Product and design management
--Analyze customers preference, pricing and improve sales and product design by working closely with retail operation and VM team
--Organize meeting weekly in order to deeply understand and assess bestsellers and unsalable and make implement plan to avoid further loss
--Set up product implement system in order to react quickly to any emergency issues such as shortage of product or outburst of fashion element
--Work closely with marketing, branding and retail operation teams to improve store outlet, VM and participate in seasonal promotion events
5.People and financial management
--Set up and improve product planning process
--Coach subordinate buyers’ technical skills and improve their abilities
--Appraise team’s performance and build a comfortable working environment
--Build up talent development and succession plan within the team
--Manage team cost, making sure any work related events are under budget

Profile

Candidate background
  • Proven experience as a Head of Buying / Buying Director for a well known fashion retailer
  • Enthusiasm in fashion, very sensitive in fashion trend and creative to lead a brand
  • Experience at a Senior Management level, reporting into a CEO / Owner
  • International background, preferably global
  • Modern retail approach, ability to think omni channel
  • Proven experience in working in a fast paced clothing environment

Specific needs

Other requirements
Able to and willing to travel frequently to China