• Buyer - Clothing - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

    Job ID
    2018-1577
    Category
    Buying
  • Salary

    Competitive plus Benefits

    Overview

    About the Role

     

    We have a fantastic opportunity for a clothing buyer to join the Mamas & Papas team on a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract. Reporting to the Head of Product, the successful candidate will be responsible for the execution of the range strategy. Key responsibilities include:

    • Delivering aspirational and desirable products that meet the brand values and achieve the commercial objectives.
    • Working with Design and Merchandising to proactively manage markdown through range planning, ensuring the correct product mix.
    • Driving profitability and margin by understanding the supply base and manufacturing processes, sourcing product at the right price and utilising negotiation skills.
    • Working in line with the critical path, ensuring all products have gone through the correct technical process and sign off prior to launch.
    • Working in collaboration with the marketing and creative team to take the product to market, creating supporting assets.
    • Working in collaboration with the Merchandising and channel teams to trade the product once launched.
    • Leading and developing a team.

    About the Person

     

    The ideal candidate will currently be working with babywear, toddler clothing, childrenswear or womenswear as a Product Developer or Buyer.

    • You will be a strong communicator with the ability to build collaborative working relationships and influence senior stakeholders.
    • You will be a positive leader with prior experience of leading, motivating and developing a high performing team.
    • You will be commercial, analytical and results focussed in your approach.
    • You will have strong negotiation skills combined with a passion for product and a strong attention to detail.

     

    About the Brand

     

    Becoming a parent is a big step, and big steps need good companions. We’ve made it our mission to be here for the next generation of parents. Helping them through pregnancy and beyond with products, advice and experiences they need to grow the lifestyle they want.

     

    From our Head Office in Huddersfield, Mamas & Papas looks after 30 stores and 100 trusted stockists in the UK and Ireland. With stores and partnerships in more than 40 countries around the world, wherever they are, we help our customers to bring baby into their world, their way.

     

    About the Benefits and Training

     

    In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll be entitled to lots of exciting benefits* including:

     

    Flexible Hours

     

    Fit us round your life with flexible working hours.

     

    Holidays

     

    Enjoy time off with up to 35 days holiday.

     

    Pension

     

    We’ll help secure your future with at least 3% contributions.

     

    Life Assurance

     

    Receive peace of mind with a generous entitlement plan.

     

    Colleague Discount

     

    Take advantage of 25% off Mamas & Papas products and other discounts.

     

    Childcare

     

    Take the sting out of childcare with our voucher scheme.

     

    Cibo

     

    Enjoy subsidised canteen, free tea and coffee, Wi-Fi and more at our social hub.

     

    Events

     

    Get involved with monthly events and quizzes.

     

    *subject to various T&Cs.

     

    If you’re seeking a challenging and rewarding career as part of a global multi-channelled family with ambitious plans for the future, then what are you waiting for? Apply now

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