An established supplier of ladieswear and menswear are seeking a Trainee Buyer / New Product Developer to fill a new and exciting role within the company. You will work closely with the Senior Management team, Designer and Merchandiser to build the brands and ranges. You will refine the end product and research market trends, speaking to existing and new customers to build order value. The ideal candidate will have 1 - 2 years experience in a similar role and have worked in the Fashion industry with a good eye for trends and commercial opportunities.
Liaising with the Senior Management team, Designer and Merchandise departments.
Building ranges and new product development within activewear, casual wear and nightwear.
Pitching ranges for approval.
Regular market research to identify and spot future trends, within the fashion industry.
Monitoring social trends, social media influencers and product launches in the market.
Identifying growth opportunities.
Conducting comp shops and responding to competitor analysis.
Liaising with factories to source new products and costings.
Liaising with Designers to brief them on ranges.
Sample management and checking artwork to get ranges delivered effectively on the critical path.
Providing Retailers, Wholesalers and Online customers with quotations, attracting new business and responsible for the sale and marketing of the ranges.
Accountability for the profitability of the range including identifying markdowns.
Have an awareness of impact on profit, price negotiation, margin and sales.
Responsible for product presentation in all key department meetings.
Other duties as required.
MUST have 1 - 2 years experience in a similar Fashion Head Office role.
MUST be competent with Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Outgoing and persuasive personality to influence and develop sales.
Able to work on your own initiative and quick to pick up new skills.
Goal driven, ambitious and able to work to deadlines.
We regret that due to the volume of applications, only suitable candidates will be contacted.
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