Buyer - Menswear

MATCHES FASHION
London, UK
Posted 3 days ago
Full time

Job description

ABOUT US

MATCHESFASHION started with a single shop in Wimbledon more than 30 years ago and has grown into one of the biggest global destinations in online luxury for men and women, carrying a modern edit of 650+ established and new-generation designers, delivering to over 176 countries. With offices in the UK and Hong Kong, our aspiration is to be the most personal luxury shopping site in the world. In London, our head office is based in The Shard, while our creative hub is in Here East, and 5 Carlos Place, a recently updated retail concept combining digital and physical elements, is based in Mayfair.

THE BUYING TEAM

The Buying team at MATCHESFASHION are commercial tastemakers - passionate, motivated and resilient. A fast-paced environment, the team is made up of strong decision makers who work with the Merchandising team to curate the best product edit for the customer while simultaneously making the best commercial decisions for the business. Continuously responding to and absorbing market trends, customer needs and their lifestyles, as a team we work to set the product tone for the business. We are driven by exciting luxury products, working with a mix of established, new and emerging designers, and growing all brands at MATCHCESFASHION to ensure that they are a key part of our DNA.

The role

For a talented, dynamic Menswear Buyer to get the opportunity to be exposed to a luxury fashion buying department and how it operates. Reporting to Head of Menswear Buying, the Buyer will plan, source, select and manage a selection of existing and new brands and designers which fit the target customer profile across all channels, ensuring business and financial objectives are met. Manage and oversee the workload of an Assistant Buyer and a Buying Assistant, ensuring that comprehensive administrative and operational support is delivered.

What you'll be doing:

  • Develop the seasonal strategy, brand/designer mix and range plans in conjunction with the Head of Menswear.
  • Work with the Head of Menswear in conjunction with the seasonal selections in order to maintain the MATCHESFASHION Buy strategy and leading position in the market.
  • Managing OTB, working alongside Merchandising, implementing strategies to achieve targeted sales, margin and profit.
  • Negotiate optimum terms on all "buys" including price, delivery, discount and payment with suppliers.
  • Attend all Buying appointments, fashion shows, and showrooms, locally and internationally, as part of the buying role and for relationship building with the industry.
  • Be aware and innovative of all fashion and market trends, sourcing new brands, developing exclusives in line with the MATCHESFASHION strategy and Vision.
  • Pro-active and able to show initiative/ideas to constantly improve the MATCHESFASHION offering.
  • Continually review product performance and pro-actively work with the Merchandising to develop strategies to maximise productivity and re-order where necessary to optimize sell through.
  • Communicate with all relevant areas of the business the range plans and any specific highlights or key products and keep updating this information.
  • Excellent communicative skills with suppliers in aide of developing new and existing relationships.
  • Regularly support and develop team members

  • Solid global experience in a similar role
  • Highly creative and idea-focused
  • Motivated self-starter who thrives in an exciting fast-paced environment
  • Organised and have a strong attention to details.
  • Proven experience as high-level mentoring more junior members within a luxury retail/eCommerce environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Have a proven ability to problem solve and manage time in a productive and efficient manner.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and on own initiative.
  • High proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Awareness of market and fashion trend

  • 50% employee discount
  • Hybrid working, with option to work across three locations - The Shard, Here East and Carlos Place (role dependent)
  • Breakfast provided at The Shard and Here East locations
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), and the option to buy up to 5 additional days
  • Extra day off for your birthday
  • Access to Health Cash Plan including dental, glasses and contact lenses, physiotherapy and more.

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