Jersey Buyer

Do you want to work in the glamorous world of fashion and fast paced digital media? Well, we are Sosandar – a chic, new and exciting online fashion destination for stylish women – and we have an amazing opportunity for someone equally as amazing to join our growing Buyer Team as a Jersey Buyer.

The ideal candidate must have experience of fast fashion buying alongside core planning, range building and analytical buying. A varied fashion background is required covering fast fashion as well as bricks and mortar buying experience is preferred.

This role requires a Buyer who thrives in a changing ‘growth’ environment, and works well under pressure.  They will enjoy implementing process for the benefit of the product teams to streamline working practises alongside the weekly and monthly planning and range building requirements.

You will enjoy and have the skills to ‘get stuck in to the detail’ to ensure best practises are implemented on the department and be prepared to ‘roll your sleeves up’ working at a low and high level with a positive attitude.

There is opportunity to be involved in various business projects alongside the day to day of the jersey buying role.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Planning quarterly with the merchandiser, clearly communicating lessons learnt, plan of action and delivering robust analytical plans to drive out commercial ranges for Own site as well as external 3rd parties
  • Deliver a balanced range across fabric, shape, print and colour
  • Manage the weekly buy for the Jersey areas alongside the designer ensuring all samples are reflective of the original design work, costed to BIM targets and able to hit the required intake dates
  • Trade weekly – ensuring forward stock is reflective of weekly trading patterns, managing the intake to ensure stock is landing at the right time 
  • Responsible for critical path, ensuring all team members are utilising the critical path effectively. 
  • A strong commercial eye, able to understand the brands vision and customer.  Ensuring the customer is at the heart of all decisions from colour, print, design and fitting of the garment.
  • You must be able to read analytical data to drive out strategic buying actions, implementing the actions quickly and efficiently.
  • Contribute to our trend forum encouraging all levels of the product team to have a voice, helping keep the focus on the customers’ requirements
  • Deliver to the Revenue, BIM and returns targets set by Management team.
  • Supplier relationships – identifying risks and opportunities alongside the technical, design and sourcing teams
  • Production and capacity planning to ensure we deliver the best BIM whilst staying flexible in season
  • Strong knowledge of jersey bases their performance alongside printing fabric capabilities
  •  Must be confident excel, PowerPoint.
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