Head of Buying -Women’s Fashions
Our client continues to thrive in the world of fast fashion, posting double digit growth in a difficult economic environment. Leading through trend innovation, world class technology and robust supply chain in an award winning work place, through this success, our client remains committed to its core guiding principle – A love of Fashion.
Our client is seeking to hire an exceptional Head of Buying to manage one of the most exciting parts of the business, women’s fashions. This is a senior role within the business. You will manage a buying team 20 and through your team, deliver on trend product from around the globe. Reporting to the Director of Buying, you will manage a large team delivering own label, cutting edge but commercial fashion ranges.
Our client requires a natural leader with 4+ years’ experience as a Buying Controller, head of department or Senior Buyer to grow and drive their Fashion buying department. The successful candidate for this Head of Buying Women’s Fashions
buying job will have a strong fashion background combined with the management skills to successfully lead, inspire and drive the Buying team.
You will ensure that you can consistently deliver profitable and commercial ranges that maximise sales, minimise markdown and achieve profit targets. You will have responsibility for ensuring a strategic and commercial view in all decision making, to maintain and improve the market position of the brand.
Successful applicants will have operated at a senior level within a fashion buying environment with ultimate responsibility and final say for the full commercial operation.
Responsibilities of this Head of Buying- Women’s Fashions will include:
- You will work closely with Design team to generate and communicate key product direction
- Oversee the complete range development in line with brand strategy
- Working closely with the Head of Merchandising to deliver profitable departments
- Developing a high performing team
- You will be responsible for developing the complete brand handwriting
- Overseeing department review processes to maximise opportunities and minimise risks
What our client requires for this Head of Buying Women’s Fashions
This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing and exciting retailer that operates right on the cutting edge of fashion. We require candidates with significant fashion own label buying experience and experience managing a team. This experience needs to be gained in a progressive retailer.
You will be supported by an exceptional merchandising function and have the luxury of a great design team. You will work in a growing business, with many years of positive commercial results behind you and a bright future in front. If you love fashion and fashion buying, this could be an exceptional role for you.
Remuneration is exceptional and relocation packages are available for candidates from overseas, however, ability to work freely in Ireland without permit is essential.
If you have the necessary skills and experience, please send a CV for the attention of Barry Whelan, CEO of Excel Recruitment or call 01-8148747 in complete confidence. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website.