Buyer

Richmond Permanent
  • Join a Melbourne founded, and globally loved retail brand.
  • Excellent career progression and personal growth.

About Our Client

The business, who were founded in Melbourne, Australia and loved across the globe, are known for their effortlessly wearable and timeless collections that celebrate modern femininity.
They are one of the fastest growing fashion brands, who work non-stop to help their customers embrace and elevate their own personal style.

Job Description

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND SOURCING

  • Lead and direct design to ensure fabrics, prints and style details are consistent with brand vision.
  • Work with Design & QA to ensure best fit, consistency and quality.
  • Make commercial decisions throughout the development process of a product with respect to delivering the most commercial style in the most profitable way, adhering to brand standards, highlighting any concerns to the buying manager.
  • Research of fabrics, trims and yarns, ensuring these are developed and sourced in a timely manner for range building.



TREND KNOWLEDGE & COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Sound knowledge of local and overseas market trends through various mediums including magazines and online research.
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge and awareness of competitors and external trends, identifying missed opportunities and trends to reach sales and profit potential.



RANGE BUILDING



  • Construct a balanced range which offers the right mix of print, plain, and colour and end use for the business.


  • Ensure a clear and sensible price architecture which drives maximum sales and profit for the business.
  • Ensure category delivers innovation, speed to market and calculated risks in new trends as well as reflecting the climate needs of all states.
  • Coordinate all areas of the buying process, together with Planner to ensure that stock is ordered and delivered on time.



FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY



  • Ensure all department financial parameters and targets are achieved.


  • Business management - Respond to sales and market data to make commercial decisions to maximise sale opportunities and minimise potential risks.
  • Trade the department, in collaboration with the planner, by optimising profit, maximising department potential through repeats, and minimising slow performance through promotion or mark-downs.
  • Margin management through price negotiation directly with supplier.



CRITICAL PATH MANAGEMENT

  • Be aware of production progress against department critical path ensuring key dates are met by the team.
  • In consultation with the Assistant Buyer negotiate and confirm individual product lead times with suppliers prior to order signing.
  • Ensure garments are fitted and sealed in line with critical path.
  • Be aware of potential delays highlighting any risks to the business to the planner & buying manager.



FIT SESSIONS

  • Attend all fit sessions and highlight any commercial concerns buying manager.
  • Check with the technologist that the production sample is appropriate - fit and check against sealer



TEAM MANAGEMENT

  • Builds a strong team with a focus on succession planning
  • Provide clear vision for the future, communication & coaching to the team to maximise their performance and development giving regular feedback to the Assistant Buyer
  • Build effective relationships with team, suppliers and key stakeholders across the business

The Successful Applicant

  • Qualification in fashion, desirable
  • Minimum 12 months experience in a Junior Buyer role or equivalent, particularly in fashion
  • Proven track record in managing a high workload and can work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to drive department performance autonomously, taking commercial decisions to meet financial parameters.
  • Knows, accepts, and adheres to all policies, procedures, guidelines and standards
  • Results driven and ability to multitask while staying level-headed under pressure
  • Sound commercial acumen and business judgement
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal, communication and networking abilities
  • Outstanding organisational and problem-solving skills and high levels of accuracy and attention to detail

What's on Offer

  • A supportive, collaborative and humble environment
  • Fantastic career progression opportunities with global potential
  • A generous salary
  • Excellent product discounts
  • Team focused celebrations to recognise hard work
  • Additional leave for your birthday
Contact
Georgia Corbett
Quote job ref
JN-052022-5613086
Phone number
0415 977 657

Job summary

Function
Retail
Specialisation
Buyer
What is your industry?
Retail
Location
Richmond
Job Type
Permanent
Consultant name
Georgia Corbett
Consultant phone
0415 977 657
Job Reference
JN-052022-5613086