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Buyer - Menswear

Posted: 5 Nov 2020 Closes: 5 Dec 2020
London, England, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time MTF_F7BAE8FE5B

Description

At MATCHESFASHION we are on a mission to offer the most personal luxury shopping experience in the world. We are renowned and respected for the relationships we build with clients and our brand partnerships. To achieve our ambition, we capitalise on our unique combination of technical savviness and global innovation mixed with curated content.

MORE ABOUT US

We bring together a modern edit of over 700 established and new generation designers. Founded over 30 years ago as a brick and mortar store, we transitioned online in 2012. In 2017, APAX Partners acquired a majority stake in MATCHESFASHION, fuelling our expansion. We now ship to 176 countries, have over 70 million site visits and 95% of our sales are online with the majority of sales made internationally.

We have a global website, mobile apps, retail stores, private shopping, VIP events and 24/7 customer care and MyStylist teams. We have offices in the UK and Hong Kong. In London, our head office is based in The Shard, our brand-new creative hub is in Here East and last year we launched No.5 Carlos Place, a completely new retail concept combining digital and physical interaction.

We lead the way, moving our industry forward, and we are always looking for talented individuals to come in and inspire the world with us.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority for MATCHESFASHION - we delight customers around the world and so it's important that our team represents our customers.

We want to attract the very best talent and create an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of our people and enables them to do the best work of their careers. We recognise the world is not a perfect place and that bias exists, which is why we take a focused approach in this area and are committed to ensuring that all our people processes are equitable.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status or disability status.

The role

For a talented, dynamic Menswear Buyer to get the opportunity to be exposed to a luxury fashion buying department and how it operates. Reporting to Head of Menswear Buying, the Buyer will plan, source, select and manage a selection of existing and new brands and designers which fit the target customer profile across all channels, ensuring business and financial objectives are met. Manage and oversee the workload of an Assistant Buyer and a Buying Assistant, ensuring that comprehensive administrative and operational support is delivered.

What you'll be doing:
  • Develop the seasonal strategy, brand/designer mix and range plans in conjunction with the Head of Menswear.
  • Work with the Head of Menswear in conjunction with the seasonal selections in order to maintain the MATCHESFASHION Buy strategy and leading position in the market.
  • Managing OTB, working alongside Merchandising, implementing strategies to achieve targeted sales, margin and profit.
  • Negotiate optimum terms on all "buys" including price, delivery, discount and payment with suppliers.
  • Attend all Buying appointments, fashion shows, and showrooms, locally and internationally (subject to change due to impact of COVID19), as part of the buying role and for relationship building with the industry.
  • Be aware and innovative of all fashion and market trends, sourcing new brands, developing exclusives in line with the MATCHESFASHION strategy and Vision.
  • Pro-active and able to show initiative/ideas to constantly improve the MATCHESFASHION offering.
  • Continually review product performance and pro-actively work with the Merchandising to develop strategies to maximise productivity and re-order where necessary to optimize sell through.
  • Communicate with all relevant areas of the business the range plans and any specific highlights or key products and keep updating this information.
  • Excellent communicative skills with suppliers in aide of developing new and existing relationships.
  • Regularly support and develop team members and carry out MATCHESFASHION annual performance review at the communicated time.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested.


Requirements

  • Solid global experience in a similar role
  • Highly creative and idea-focused
  • Motivated self-starter who thrives in an exciting fast-paced environment
  • Organised and have a strong attention to details.
  • Proven experience as high-level mentoring more junior members within a luxury retail/eCommerce environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Have a proven ability to problem solve and manage time in a productive and efficient manner.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and on own initiative.
  • High proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Awareness of market and fashion trend

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