mw Branded Buyer

Country :
United Kingdom
Region :
London
County :
Greater London
Town :
CENTRAL LONDON
Category :
Purchasing
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time

Job description

UO – MW Branded Buyer

We are looking for a Menswear Branded Buyer to join the European Buying Team based here in the UK. This is an incredibly exciting role for a Buyer who will drive forward the Branded strategy and make a strong footprint on  the overall menswear business across Urban Outfitters Europe. We are looking for someone with Experience within Branded Menswear buying and a strong point of view and understanding of our Menswear Customer lifestyle. This person will demonstrate a fresh perspective and a market leading point of view to curate the branded menswear edit for our UK and European stores.

To ensure a market leading menswear branded edit, delivered from concept to customer both online and across retail doors.
Create balanced initiatives encompassing fashionability, relevance to the urban customer, quality, value, and key volume as well as exclusive projects, emerging initiatives, and global partnerships with UO North America.
In depth knowledge of the menswear market and strong point of view on current and upcoming trends
Strong ability to trade and deliver in-season, as well as long lead strategic initiatives.
Maintain excellent brand/supplier relationships with key partners
Represent the brand with integrity and authority at all times, being a true brand ambassador for the menswear business.
Negotiate price, delivery, trade and marketing terms to support business objectives
Drive individual, departmental, and total business goals through seasonal initiatives
Present strategy, ideas and concepts to senior management, ensuring their confidence in your decisions
Train, lead and develop the branded team that consists of an AB and BAA
Collaborate across functions to ensure complete delivery of concept to customer

Preferred Experience:

Experience buying menswear brands
A real understanding of volume partnerships as well as market- leading ideas and emerging initiatives
Excellent brand knowledge and grasp of trend
Ability to identify fresh talent within new brands from around the world
Have a directional eye while understanding the need for commercial balance
Understand the distribution/adjacency issues, and willingness to challenge and navigate for the larger business goals
Key understanding of the urban outfitters menswear customer and lifestyle

Salary - On Application. Please note your current salary when applying.

Location - Head Office, Oxford Circus, London.

Please specify the position for which you are applying in the subject line and attach your CV.

We look forward to hearing from you.