Debenhams is currently embarking on a business wide transformation via our Debenhams Redesigned strategy. We are focused on putting our customers at the heart of everything we do, investing heavily in analytics to further understand our shoppers and allow us to deliver a 'confidence boosting, sociable and fun' experience.
We are placing emphasis on our in-store and digital experience, to make Debenhams a leading Digital and Different high street Destination. In order to achieve our exciting new goals, we need the best talent in the market!
If you bring an innovative, collaborative and customer centric approach, and aren’t afraid of a challenge we want to talk to you!
Buyer - Womenswear
We are currently looking for established Buyers for really sought after opportunities within our womenswear division. There is real excitement around womenswear product at Debenhams and we have opportunities across both brands and private label . This role will offer exposure and autonomy for your driving own categories performance and the chance to work creatively with designers and truly influence the ranges at Debenhams.
What you will be doing…
You will be responsible for the overall Buying and Commercial Plan of the category department or brand to drive successfully sales, profit and margin targets. You will have accountability for a department, and will maintain a singular focus on the product and customer by incorporating competitive intelligence, customer insight, and business analysis.
Key responsibilities will include:
What you will bring…
You will bring with you experience in understanding product and trends, colour palettes and key shapes suitable for the customer, whilst providing customer insight and business analysis. You will be used to making commercial decisions regarding trading opportunities and in sourcing a global supply base to deliver best product in-line with the critical path and financial targets. You will bring strong negotiation and buying skills as well as commercial acumen and will be accountable for the P&L of your area. You will manage and lead with integrity and provide leadership to colleagues where relevant, including development, coaching and recruitment. You will bring a comprehensive understanding of the retail sector from a multi-channel environment and will bring experience across a variety of categories.
What you will get in return…
Competitive salary and benefits package