Senior Buyer - Men's RTW - FARFETCH

UK London
27 Jan 2022
02 Mar 2022
Full Time
Browns Fashion

Disruptive, unexpected and revolutionary in our own way... Browns changed the course of retail and fashion history forever when it opened in 1970. Born in London but celebrated globally, we're the one-stop shop for the best luxury fashion including established designers and emerging talent; renowned for our influence in fashion and style, and our innovative approach to retail and high-level service. Powered by Farfetch, we continue to disrupt the retail landscape to deliver a global luxury shopping experience of the future, championing creativity and originality.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. Together we are here to make a difference and to spread kindness. We welcome differences, empower individuality and celebrate diverse skills and perspectives, creating an inclusive environment for everyone.

Buying Department

We are product people at heart. Tastemakers in the industry, we're passionate about incubating the most exciting talent the fashion industry has to offer, combining the finest names in luxury with emerging talent. We collaborate with brands and designers from all corners of the globe, carefully curating product to bring our customers an edit with a point of view.


Our London Head Office is based on Old Street, London's tech hub, home to a broad range of teams including Ecommerce, Tech & Product, Brand Engagement, Buying, Merchandising and People. Our open plan space is ideal for collaborative working and sharing ideals, or you can enjoy some quiet time in our dedicated library. We also have a large outdoor terrace which is the perfect spot to have a team lunch or host events. We also have homes in the form of our retail boutiques, Browns Brook Street in Mayfair, and Browns East in Shoreditch.

The Role

The Senior Buyer will be responsible for developing the strategy for Men's RTW Luxury and Designer, driving performance and contributing to growth vs company targets. The role will involve extensive travel to key markets in order to conduct the buy each season.

What you'll do

    • Accountability for managing OTB budget for buying remit, implementing strategies to drive the best return
    • Analysing business area on a weekly basis and identifying actions in order to achieve agreed targets to maximize margin and optimize sell through including in season trading
    • Maintaining strong working relationships with suppliers to ensure a co-operative approach is maintained at all times and negotiate best terms
    • Sourcing and supporting new talent and brands and building relationships with potential suppliers to ensure product is in line with the company buying strategy and promote newness and exclusivity
    • Maintain strong awareness of market trends and competitor activity in order to ensure uniqueness and newness on approach to Buying
    • Act as a support to the Buying Manager on ad hoc projects
    • Manage, coach and develop the team and oversee the recruitment of new hires

Who you are

    • Previous experience in a Buyer role within the luxury fashion industry
    • Proven commercial experience of trading in a fast paced and reactive environment
    • Experience in managing and coaching a small team
    • Ability to generate ideas and problem solve in relation to brand mix, product and projects and demonstrate excellent commercial awareness
    • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan, prioritise, work effectively under pressure
    • Proven relationship building skills in order to work effectively with suppliers and manage relationships with internal stakeholders

Equal Opportunities Statement

    • Browns Fashion is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applications are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no application experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships, and communities.

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