Interesting job for a lovely ethical business based in Cornwall, South West UK. You MUST have extensive experience of buying consumer (preferably clothing/textiles) products, including travelling overseas to visit and negotiate with your suppliers. Full buying responsibility and management. Great business with a supportive and nurturing culture, high expectations and great rewards!
Strategy & Range Building:
Direct the merchandising team for the necessary reporting to support range plan proposal.
Review current collection, identify gaps and suggest new product areas to add to the collection.
Be ultimately aware of the competition, present regular reports to the business
Optimise product mix to ensure profit targets are met in line with strategic plans.
Create Line plan for board sign off with Head of design taking into account Supply base, Quality, Sales and Ecommerce strategy.
Price & Margin:
Responsible for ensuring best price is achieved to optimise profit, design, innovation, on time delivery and quality
Complete regular benchmark retail pricing and costing exercise to ensure realistic targets are set.
Work with the merchandising team to assemble realistic forecast volumes for the range.
Create initial season demand forecast and production plan in line with factory capabilities.
To be considered, we need you to have previous buying experience, be skilled at negotiating with suppliers and be able to manage a small team.
For a full job spec, please send us your CV.
Moxie and Mettle Limited specialise in Marketing, PR, Creative, Digital and Office Recruitment. We work on both agency and client side roles, encompassing all spectrums of the creative markets including Advertising, Branding, Design, Digital, DM / CRM, Experiential, Integrated, Market Research, Promotional Marketing & Public Relations.
From Account Executives, Account Manager to Account Directors, Project Managers, Client Service Directors, Production Managers, Planners, Graphic Designers, Creative Directors, Art Directors, Artworkers, Developers, Digital Designers, PR Account Executives to Directors.
And all manner of clientside roles - from Marketing Assistant/Executive to Marketing Manager/Director, Insight/CRM, Market Research, SEO/PPC Manager, Media Relations/Press Officers, Brand and Product Managers.
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