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Senior Assistant Buyer - Womens Footwear

Listing ID: 606555

Senior Assistant Buyer - Womens Footwear

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Debehams Retail PLC
Location: Euston, Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Specified Hours: 35 hours per week
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: Competitive
Reporting To: Buying Manager
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: 31st March 2017
Ad Expires In: 1 week 1 day
About: At Debenhams, the passion and ambition of our people has been shaping who we are for more than 200 years. We are a major employer with around 30,000 staff in the UK, Republic of Ireland, China, Bangladesh and Denmark, plus thousands more who work in our franchise stores around the world.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and growing the very best talent in the industry. We are constantly expanding in the UK, internationally and online and need the best talent to help us achieve our goals.
Everyone is someone at Debenhams, who will you be?

About us:

At Debenhams, the passion and ambition of our people has been shaping who we are for more than 200 years.

Debenhams is a major employer with around 30,000 staff in the UK, Republic of Ireland, China, Bangladesh and Denmark, plus thousands more who work in our franchise stores around the world.

We are committed to attracting, retaining and growing the very best talent in the industry.  We are constantly expanding in the UK, internationally and online and need the best talent to help us achieve our goals.

Everyone is someone at Debenhams, who will you be?

Job Role:

An exciting opportunity for a Senior Assistant Buyer has opened within the Womens Footwear department .

Within this role you will work closely with the Buyer throughout the full buying process including the continued development of the full ranges, using your strong commercial acumen with the aim of maximising sales and increasing profit potential. You’ll also oversee fit sessions, the critical path and sample management too, whilst working closely alongside the design and Quality Assurance teams.

You will also be required to negotiate with key suppliers to ensure that the diverse merchandise mix can succeed in a very competitive arena, as well as communicating effectively with the Merchandising colleagues on a daily basis.

Candidate requirements:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an established Assistant Buyer with strong fashion credentials to join a fast growing part of our business. You must have experience of this or a similar product area and a genuine interest in this area. You'll be working with a close knit team and if you show the potential you will be able to buy/take care of your own category within the range.

You will have a fast fashion background and have experience in a wide variety of fabric bases. You will be trend aware and display strong commercial acumen.

Strong communication, organisational and negotiation skills are essential and experience of managing more junior members of the team is essential.

Location:

This role is based in our London Support Centre in Regents Place, NW1 3FG.

http://www.regentsplace.com/contact-us

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Up to 25% discount (after qualifying period)
  • 34 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Onsite subsidised restaurant
  • Access to excellent in house training that will really progress your career! 

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