Senior Womenswear Buyer, Dubai

Lead the womenswear buying team, putting together trendy fashion at great quality and even better prices.

  • Fun, energetic and trendy western fashion brand
  • Sourcing and range building

The company offers ranges for men, women, teens, kids and home through its stores in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, UAE and KSA.  Your buying strategy will ensure that the womenswear range reflects the retail trends at best commercial value and the planned stock figures.

Duties

  • Determine the buying requirements as per budget, based on the analysis of the historical trends and future forecasts
  • Identify and shortlist potential vendors and negotiate prices in line with the desired level of margins
  • Oversee and manage the placement of orders based on the buying plans and ensure that merchandise is delivered as per the plan based on the agreed service level agreement
  • Track and evaluate category sales performance, market sales trends and competitor trading activities
  • Work with the QC Manager to ensure pre-production checks are completed on time
  • Conduct periodic store visits
  • Coordinate with the Central Distribution Center, Quality Controllers, Stores, Visual Merchandising and any other function on issues relating to the brand
  • Regularly review performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels
  • Manage and monitor the day to day activities of the buying team, providing guidance as and when required

Skills and Experience

  • Should already be an experienced womenswear fashion retail buyer
  • Some involvement in product development is required
  • Experience in purchasing and importing products from China, Hong Kong etc
  • Degree level education in a related field
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