Digital Senior Buyer Footwear
Freedom Recruitment is a leading retail recruitment consultancy in the UK established in early 1997. Our approach to matching client and candidate is meticulous and we remain the only specialist recruiter in the retail industry to hold the “REC Audited” status. Our goal is very clear; we find the best candidates for our clients and the best career move for our candidates. We are industry focused and aim to be first to market as much as retailers do.
We proactively source candidates on a Temporary, Interim and Permanent basis throughout the retail sector in the UK and Internationally. Our specialist divisions with retail experienced and multilingual consultants have successfully supported over 2000 brands throughout Fashion, Home, Sports/Lifestyle, at all levels of the market from Value to Luxury.
We operate in Retail, Supply, Wholesale, Manufacture, Mail Order and E-commerce and have a true understanding of 'multichannel'. Freedom forms an integral part of the Retail industry as our network is vast, our approach is efficient and quality runs throughout everything that we do.
•Responsible for sales planning by category and collection and OTB allocation
•Accountable for the buy by region:
•newness: product selection, orders and depths by skus, allocates bulk, in season reorders
•carry over: management through SMILE (catalog definition, mos in region, monthly reorders check)
•stock management and TSL definition for merchandise allocation (both newness and carry over)
•Ensures alignment with regional dos buyer and digital merchandising in region
•Ensures that main investments are covered with communication support through a brief to digital merchandising, and revises ecard plan calendar according to product delivery
•Verifies that online visual merchandising is reflecting the digital corporate guidelines and the buy priorities in partnership with corporate product content team
•Responsible for message consistency from ecard to landing pages through top hero alignment and VM revision in partnership with corporate product and digital content teams
- Bachelor Degree or equivalent
- Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and Italian
- Fashion product sensitivity and comprehension of the industry (fashion and digital)
- 3 - 5 years of working experience in buying (ideally 1-3 years in digital),
- Business acumen
- Analytical skills
- Able to interacts with, flexibility and diplomacy with the stakeholders,
- Hands-on approach and willingness to work in team
- Perfect knowledge of Microsoft package