Junior Buyer - Fashion - 12 Month FTC Maternity Cover in Manchester

Junior Buyer - Fashion - 12 Month FTC Maternity Cover

Job description

Missguided is a global fashion powerhouse, inspired by millennial women who are like-minded rebels that champion freedom of expression. Missguided is an inclusive movement open to all. We believe our audience is defined by a state of mind rather than a specific grouping or label.

Our purpose: To empower all women by inspiring self confidence in mind, body and potential

Missguided is one of the fastest growing women’s online retailers in the world. Founded in 2009 in the UK by Nitin Passi, it has become a leading fashion retailer, taking an agile approach that sees it deliver commercial and affordable product to its customers before trends hit.

Its signature confident style and broad product range has driven global development in recent years, now selling to over 180 countries and locally active in the UK, US, Australia, France, Spain, Ireland, Poland and Germany, with future plans for further international expansion and a loyal following of over 9 million social media fans worldwide across multiple platforms.

Missguided have further developed their global profile and growth through numerous wholesale opportunities with established brands such as ASOS, Zalando, The Iconic, Nelly, and Namshi and a growing number of franchise stores across the world, including a flagship at Dubai Mall, Dubai and Tel Aviv.

The Role  

Managing a team of up to two people to develop departmental product ranges that delivers the core values. Ensuring we meet current and future sales, margin and stock targets within budget.

Role Profile:

  • own, plan and develop your own product range.
  • responsible for delivering the strategy for the range with support of buyer.
  • accountable for driving category performance, including sourcing, managing supply base and departmental KPI’s.
  • building lasting relationships with all suppliers, maintaining communication to ensure departmental KPI’s are achieved
  • understanding the market place, target customer and key competitors.
  • presenting in trade, sign offs and range direction with directors.
  • assist in the development of the supply base to ensure delivery of the strategy.
  • to source and negotiate with current and new suppliers to ensure you are buying the most cost-effective materials for the garment
  • develop trading opportunities and implement as commercially appropriate.
  • review wssi with merch on a weekly basis to ensure we are hitting monthly intake targets and leaving cash aside for repeats/otb.
  • accountable of your personal development, gaining experience working towards owning your own product area
  • responsible for managing and developing an assistant buyer and / or a buying admin assistant
  • Skills Required:

  • Previous Fashion Buying experience is essential.
  • Must be have previous experience as an Assistant Buyer, Junior Buyer or Buyer
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and time management skills
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative and independently
  • Highly self-motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic individual
  • Clear communicator
  • Team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • What We Will Give You:

  • A competitive salary
  • Pension (that we contribute to as well!)
  • 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Bonus (subject to company and personal performance)
  • Staff discount
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes
  • Death in service benefits
  • Brand new, state of the art, fun working environment. Spacious desk areas, café, kitchen areas and quiet spaces where you can plug in and work in peace
  • Regular team and companywide social events and parties
  • Extra information

    Education Level
    Working hours per week
    4 - 40
    Type of Contract
    Casual / Part Time Jobs
    Published at
    Profession Sub-category
    Customer Service
    Full UK/EU driving license preferred
    Car Preferred
    Must be eligible to work in the EU
    Cover Letter Required

    Manchester | Customer Service Jobs | Casual / Part Time Jobs | Other

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