Buyer - Accessories - B.448

Buyer - Accessories - B.448

13 Oct
|
Forever New Clothing
|
Melbourne

13 Oct

Forever New Clothing

Melbourne

Forever New is one of Australia's fastest growing fashion clothing and accessories brands, proud to be founded in Melbourne during late 2006. Now in our eleventh year, Forever New has been on a journey of global expansion and successfully operates in over 300 stores across ten countries.

About the Role:

Join our Buying team at Forever New as our newly appointed Buyer. This role will provide great scope and responsibility across our accessories category, while offering the opportunity to manage and support our Buyers Administrator and Assistant Buyer. Within this position your responsibilities will include:

- Drive our product offering - Design to ensure fabrics and style details are consistent with our brand vision






- Construct a commercially balanced range which offers the right mix of print, plain, and colour and end use for the business
- Leadership - Drive and develop a team of two, coach and train
- Work with Design & QA to ensure best fit, consistency of fit and best possible quality of fabric, trim, make and finish
- Drive commercial decisions throughout the development process of a product with respect to delivering the most commercial style 
- Proactively drive the approval time lines on lap dips, strike offs, trim and bulk fabric confirmation
- Ensure all lab dip/strike off’s are approved in line with desired look 
- Ensure a clear and commercial price architecture which drives maximum sales and profit for the business
- Ensure category delivers innovation, speed to market and calculated risks in new trends
- Ensure all department financial parameters and targets are achieved
- Trade and optimise the department, in collaboration with the Buying Manager and Planner
- Monitor production progress against department critical path to ensure key dates are met by the department / technologist / QA and the supplier
- Negotiate and confirm individual product lead time’s with suppliers 
- Follow up suppliers for initial costings and negotiate accordingly
- Provide clear communication, coaching and training to the Buyers Admin Assistant to maximise their performance and development

About You:

- Qualification in Fashion industry / exposure to accessories preferred
- Minimum 2 years experience in Junior Buyer or Buyer position within accessories
- Experience working in a major clothing retailer or manufacturer
- Demonstrate experience managing/mentoring Buyers Assistant
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook and Word) and fashion related software
- Understanding and solid interpretation of global trends
- Strong commercial and financial acumen

About Us:

Join a privately owned globally expanding retailer who are dedicated to team collaboration and innovation whilst promoting our vision and values – ‘Inspiring Confidence and Beauty’.   Forever New is an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and dynamic environment.  Our aim is to ensure that we have and culture which is engaging, collaborative and energetic. 

Forever New benefits include:

- Generous employee discounts and benefits including the cafes in our business park
- Work for an international expanding global retailer
- Subsidised car parking
- New offices located in Richmond close to public transport
- Enjoy our exciting social committee events, regular sample sales and team events
- Work with industry experts to accelerate your career

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