Great opportunity for a talented, innovative young buyer to join this fabulous childrenswear brand. Ideal for someone with retail buying experience in kidswear.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Range preparation, co-ordination and presentation
Range execution in alignment with the business objectives
Presenting range reviews
Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers
Negotiate and manage supplier contracts
Effectively collaborating with the relevant stakeholders and departments
Overseeing the Product Quality and Fit
Controlling sample stock
Attend tradeshows and conferences to stay abreast of industry standards and trends
Grade 12 certificate and a relevant tertiary qualification is required
5 years of retail merchandise buying experience of clothing and accessories, preferably kids-wear.
Experience working in a clothing retail environment is an important requirement
Working knowledge of the retail cycle and merchandise buying principles and processes
A clear understanding of kidswear styling, components and construction.
Good knowledge of fabrication and outworks eg prints and embroideries.
Job Related Competencies:
A passion for keeping up to date with trends and a creative flair for Kids fashion
Strong product sensibility and understanding of contemporary brands
Proven negotiation skills
Ability to make sound decisions together with effective problem-solving skills
Strong trader mentality
Proven strategic thinking skills
Ability to analyze reports and draw conclusions/recommendations
Able to build and maintain influential relationships at various levels and across business functions
Effective communication and presentation skills
Solid organizing, planning, & time management skills with a structured work approach
High-level conflict management skills
The agility and resilience to maintain high levels of drive and initiative under pressure
Ability to work in a team effectively and create an exciting workplace
Ability to remain flexible and willing to change strategies, as business needs dictate
Position located in Dubai. Call Gabi Traut on 021 461-2613
Job Type: Full-time
retail merchandise buying of clothing and accessories, preferably kidswear: 5 years
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