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Country : United Kingdom United Kingdom

Region : London

County : Greater London

Town : LONDON

Category : Purchasing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

If your creative eye is seeking a new career within an ever changing, rewarding, visionary and fast paced environment, then why not evolve with us at Karen Millen on the Tailoring department as a Buyer on a 12 month FTC! Our unique test and repeat model makes us stand apart and allows us to react fast when bringing the product to market! As a Buyer you will be responsible for supporting your team to ensure the department is proactively seeking opportunities that will continuously improve the buying function in the business.

YOUR TEAMWe're Karen Millen. Since 1981 we've been a household name and trusted brand. We're known for elevated style and our reputation for fabric, finish, quality, and detail speaks for itself. Our love for fashion revolves around long-lasting, luxurious designs that can effortlessly slip into an established wardrobe at an attainable price point.

Under the direction of the Buying Manager, you will be responsible and accountable for Buying Tailoring. With the Head of Buying's support your team will be developed and together will proactively seek opportunities that will continuously improve the buying function in the business.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING Uses the WSSI to make informed and strategic decisions within the defined parameters of the role. Presents in a clear, concise and accurate manner, detailed information regarding the buying function. Undertakes product development and develops proposition as area of business grows. Ensures proposition is able to deliver required international growth and maintains understanding of requirements of new territories. Works in conjunction with the Head of Buying, Head of Merchandising and directors, to influence strategic plans and developments. Ensures effective communication with junior, assistant and trainee buyers in designates areas and across the entire department. Monitors stock covers on single lines. Reports and effectively communicates all key information in trading meeting to buyer and director level. Generates ideas and suggestion to impact the business with reference to promotions and mark downs. Monitors and maintains stocks as per KPI's set and manages open to buy accordingly. Responds to competitor analysis. Completes buying trips as needed within UK and internationally. Liaises with marketing and eCommerce teams to develop and maintain professional working relationships and ensure sales are maximised through the site and in line with overall strategy. WORKING WITH US To succeed here, you have to love working at pace. It's relentless, but we love it. Change is a certainty - you need to adapt and be agile. We want you to challenge the status quo, innovate and be open to trying new things. We're always pushing boundaries. We empower our people, giving them freedom and autonomy to learn and grow in their roles. We're passionate, agile, creative and one team.

MORE ABOUT YOU Experience within a previous buying role. Passionate about being an ambassador for the brand. A team player. Someone who enjoys going above and beyond to support others in the team where needed, especially during peak times. Always striving to improve not only themselves, but the department's operation. Outside the box thinking. We want you to challenge the status quo, innovate and be open to trying new things. We're always pushing boundaries. We want you to think big. Think creatively. Be bold. Be brave.

WHY JOIN USWe've set our sights on dominating the global e-commerce fashion market, and because we're 13 brands (and counting), there are plenty of opportunities to grow your career. Our mission is to create a workplace where everyone is respected, their individual differences are valued, and they can be themselves at work without exception.

You'll get the opportunity to take part in our various share schemes Core hours enable you to flex your working times around your needs on an ad hoc basis Benefits that support your health and wellbeing There's up to 40% discount off our all of our brands Our social calendar? Next level With HQs in Manchester and London and offices across the globe (some are dog friendly!), we offer a buzzing atmosphere and the boohoo family culture wherever you work. https://careers.boohoogroup.com/
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