Senior Menswear Buyer/Product Developer

Senior Menswear Buyer/Product Developer

£Dependent Upon Experience
REF: 11662 AA

Job Description

Our client is a leading menswear brand house offering a range of heritage to fashion, men’s and boys’ apparel looking to recruit a Senior Menswear Buyer/Product Developer. Located on the East Coast and within easy reach of Belfast.

Senior Menswear Buyer/Product Developer – The Job Outline:

  • Develop comprehensive seasonal range plans, within agreed framework, for sign off by Director.
  • Review trends for each season through extensive research.
  • Carry out market research, comp trips, travel to international fairs, suppliers etc.
  • Co-ordinate souring of suitable selections of fabric, trimming and accessories each season.
  • Development of appropriate styling both trend driven and classic.
  • Participate in the styling of each new collection of suits, jackets and trousers
  • Completion and communication of new collection salesmen samples. Delivery management of new collection salesmen sample programs to meet required deadlines.
  • Maintain quality standards and controls appropriate for each brand.
  • Develop and apply presentation, branding, labelling and packaging which enhance the product.
  • Co-operate with the Designers to achieve co-ordination across the ranges, and merchandising, in line with the seasonal design briefs and brand guidelines.
  • Co-ordinate all preparation for a new collection launch each season, including: sales analysis, assist with price setting, participate in final selection of new collections and prepare sales aids.
  • Co-ordinate buying each season, in conjunction with Director, production colleagues and with support of junior/assistant designers.
  • Preparation of buying budgets.
  • Monitor sales and prepare proposed purchase quantities.
  • Communicate order enquiries for fabric or garments to suppliers as required. Negotiate price, delivery and payment terms as required.
  • Issuance of all Purchase Orders & Issuance of bulk order standards
  • Fabric or garment testing as required and processing of all fabric approvals
  • Processing of all garment samples, including prototypes, pre-production and shipment.
  • Creation and communication of accurate and comprehensive production packs for each order, such as stylesheet and trim guide.

Senior Menswear Buyer/Product Developer – The Person Specification:

  • Degree educated in Fashion Design, PD or Buying.  5years experience in similar product development/buying role.  Menswear experience essential.
  • A knowledge of woven textiles.
  • Proven ability to lead range plan activities for full apparel collections
  • Experienced in sourcing, fabric and trim selection and accessories.
  • Negotiating prices, qualities and leadtimes.
  • CAD ADOBE skills to a competent level
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and manage junior design support.
  • To bring ranges together in line with brand guidelines and to deadlines, launch activities etc.
  • Attentive to detail, with eye for colour.
  • Problem solving capabilities.
  • Valid full driving licence, and able to travel internationally.

Please apply with your updated CV to quoting our reference: 11662 AA.

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