Senior Buyer - Menswear (FTC)

Posted 06 June 2022
SalaryCompetitive + Benefits
DisciplineProduct and Trade
Contact NameMartin Roberts

Job description

Senior Buyer  


The Role – Senior Buyer Menswear 


The Senior Buyer is responsible for planning, sourcing, developing and selecting a commercial and successful  range. They must use their knowledge and expertise to understand our customers’ wants and needs and create a strong multi-channel offering, whilst taking into account budgets and margin requirements. Overall the Senior Buyer’s role is to build a range which both meets and exceeds the customers’ expectations, whilst maximising profits and revenue. 


What you’ll be responsible for Senior Buyer: 


  • To lead the product, sourcing & brand strategy.  

  • To lead and implement product category strategies and to maximise performance & KPI’s across multiple product areas. 

  • To drive and implement clear fashion trends to ensure exciting and commercial ranges are created across the appropriate customer group. 

  • Achieve a bought-in margin (BIM) that supports market competitive prices, sales targets and a good, better, best range that is in line with competition that achieves the Dept BIM. 

  • To innovate & implement in terms of product opportunity, range and attributes through strategic thinking. 

  • Input into the development of the Supplier strategy for your departments.  

  • To regularly seek out and meet new Suppliers to understand the Global Market, and act upon the opportunities within.  

  • Take ownership of Omni Channel Trading across all customer facia’s. 

  • To strategically plan to react and trade to sales on volume lines by working closely with the Merchandising teams.   


What you will need to succeed Senior Buyer: 


  • Relevant experience ideally from a leading retailer at Senior Buyer level.  

  • Strong negotiation skills.  

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills. You must have previous experience managing multiple ranges, OTB and budgets. 

  • Excellent communication skills. The Senior Buyer will work particularly closely with the Merchandising team, as well as working cross-functionally with additional internal and external stakeholders.  

  • Leadership qualities. The Senior Buyer is responsible for leading and motivating a team, as well as working collaboratively with other departments in the business. The successful Senior Buyer will need to demonstrate leadership, and the ability to influence others. 

  • Enthusiasm, determination and commitment to the role. 

  • Confident user of Microsoft Office (particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel), Outlook.  


In return for your hard-work and commitment you’ll receive a competitive salary and benefits package. 


Our people are energetic, enthusiastic and proud to work for a company where the customer is at core of what we do.  If you are able to demonstrate these qualities and the have the desired experience, why not apply today and be part of our future. 


Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check.  Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams