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Senior Buyer

Job Function:
Buying
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent
The Job
 
Your Role
 

To be part of a leading buying team working in a very fast past and exciting environment. Working closely with buying, design and merch teams to make effective and commercially focused decisions at a very fast pace under the management and supervision of the Buying Manager & Head of Buying.

What you'll do

  • Work closely and maintain strong relationships with Merchandising and Design teams to develop a trend led product range overseen by the Buying Manager.
  • Ensure relevant trends are translated into product range at speed to reflect the brand and customer.
  • Maintain reactiveness and speed to market by working well under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Maintain effective communication with category Buyers across the department.
  • Attend and communication key information in trading meetings to maintain a good overall trading of the categories.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with supply base.
  • Generate ideas to impact the business in reference to promotions and markdowns.
  • Train and develop your team.
  • Support Buying Manager to develop new strategies for the business and department.
  • Provide a high degree of input into product and competitor activity.
  • Ensure the development process is smooth to maintain key deadlines.
  • Maintain all aspects of the critical path with your Buyer to ensure deadlines for key dates and events are achieved.
  • Prepare for and complete buying trips as needed.

What you've got

  • Experience in buying womenswear clothing, multi product and non clothing preferably in a fast fashion environment.
  • Strong understanding of the WSSI by close cooperation with the buyer and merchandising team.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Proven management skills with the ability to manage junior members of the team and support in development.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Love the brand and what PLT stands for.

Due to the evolving nature of our organisation, this job description is not exhaustive. While this job description will be reviewed and updated periodically, the job holder may from time to time be required to carry out tasks which are not detailed in this document.