Buyer Menswear

Recruiter
COS
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive + Staff Discount, Pension & Healthcare
Posted
10 Nov 2021
Closes
10 Dec 2021
Function
Buyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

COS is a fashion brand for women and men who want timeless, modern, functional and considered design. Offering reinvented classics and wardrobe essentials, we create pieces that are made to last beyond the season. Since launching in 2007 we have opened stores in over 40 countries worldwide, all in carefully considered locations, applying a design concept that preserves the buildings’ original features whilst creating a modern, contemporary space.

Job Description

Do you have strong analytical skills and thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you passionate about product development?

If so, this could be the role for you. We are now looking for Buyer to join our Menswear Team working on knitwear and jersey.

This role will report into the Head of Menswear and is offered on a Full Time Permanent contract. 

As a Buyer on Menswear at COS you will be responsible for maximising concepts sales and profitability. You will also lead your team to the best purchase regarding customer requirements, time, price, quality and quantity.

What you will do:

  • Set the seasonal strategy and sales goals together with the Head of Department and Business Controller identifying how you will drive the business forward.
  • Together with the Online team drive Global Omni Strategy for optimised customer offer, store and online.
  • Work closely with design to ensure that the assortment delivers on season directions, commercial objectives and balance of product.
  • Lead product development alongside your designer and take responsibility for the department’s critical path.
  • Analyse departmental performance and take both short and long term actions to maximise commercial opportunities and minimise risk.
  • Responsible for leading the review of all products and planning of the overall assortment.
  • Managing the profitability of the department by driving the focus on margin.
  • Managing plans for stock levels working with junior buyers and business controllers to ensure we are placing correct quantities based on selling history.
  • Negotiating purchase prices, quality and deliveries, to meet margins, quality and lead-time.
  • Develop and execute a competitive production strategy with production offices which should include speed to market in trends and repeats.
  • Lead, coach and develop your team ensuring they have all the knowledge available to meet their objectives.

Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a buyer essential – preferably on knitwear and jersey
  • Proven ability of leading and developing a junior team
  • Excellent eye for product and product development experience.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
  • Strategic mindset with experience setting up short and long terms goals.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Clear understanding of the COS aesthetics and the COS customer.
  • Experience working with budgets and reacting to trade.

Additional Info

When you first join COS we will give you a full training plan and access to our E-Learning tool.

In addition to this you will also receive some fantastic benefits including;

  • 25% staff discount on all H&M Group brands
  • 25 Days holiday entitlement
  • Private Healthcare
  • Standard Life Pension Scheme
  • Gym Membership Discount
  • A range of long service benefits

Over the last 10 years we have carefully built a culture where our people are supported, inspired and encouraged to be the best they can. Our brand is creative, forward thinking and modern; choosing longevity over passing trends.

We set the bar high at COS; we are committed to recruiting great people, offering an environment where talent is recognised and valued. We believe that a diverse workforce plays an important role in the success of COS. We celebrate individual differences and appreciate the contribution that all our colleagues make.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!