Buyer - Fashion
About the role
We have a great opportunity for an experienced Fashion Buyer to join our team at Vicar Lane.
The purpose of the role is to develop and deliver a FASHION, product range which fulfils customer requirements and delivers the core values and attributes of the Brands; manage a product team to meet current and future sales, margin and stock targets within budget.
The responsibilities of the role include being able to manage and develop the supply base to support the execution of a sourcing strategy which balances the opportunity for maximising margin and the need for flexibility in response to changing customer and market needs. To ensure that profit and service are potentialised and overstocks minimised and develop own buy ranges determined by customer demands and profitability.
We are looking for someone who has a minimum of 3 years proven ladies fashion buying experience with knowledge of multi category buying including dresses and tops. You will need high level range planning and range building skills, overseas sourcing experience where applicable and related product and competitor product knowledge and experience, or skills easily transferable to the specific product area. This includes experience of researching and evaluating all product and market trends, competitor activity, understanding of customers' changing requirements, improving perceived product quality, anticipating and planning for gaps in ranges. A good understanding of commercials is very important.
Our staff enjoy competitive benefits including staff discount, generous annual leave, healthcare cash plan together with a vibrant, colourful, creative and flexible working atmosphere. With our competitive benefits, and supportive teams our staff enjoy helping us on our mission and benefit greatly from the challenges that come with working for a successful retailer.
Freemans Grattan Holdings (FGH) is based in West Yorkshire and is part of the OTTO Group – one of the world’s largest online retailer. FGH is the home of familiar brands such as Freemans, Grattan, Kaleidoscope, Swimwear 365, Look Again, Bonprix, Curvissa and Witt.
We offer a broad choice of products and are committed to offering great service and delivery seven days a week. We meet the needs of our extensive and varied loyal customer base by having a Customer First mantra and being fair in how we deal with our customers and employees. Innovation is key as we look for new ideas which will improve the customer experience and our business processes.
We have a great team and integrity plays an important part in how we work together. We currently employ over 700 people within Vicar Lane office, Listerhills warehouse and credit operations, offering a diverse range of opportunities, generous benefits and a good work/life balance. Our mission is to be the preferred choice in internet and home shopping…do things better or do things differently.