Senior Buyer Womenswear


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Senior Buyer Womenswear, COS


London, United Kingdom


Senior Manager





Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Are you a strong leader looking for a new & rewarding opportunity within Buying? Do you have strong analytical skills and thrive in a fast-paced environment?

Are you a stablished Buyer looking for your next step?

We are looking for a Senior Buyer to join our Womenswear RTW Buying team.

This role will report into the Head of Womenswear Buying and is offered on a full time, permanent contract.

What you will do

  • Sets the vision and targets that drive the department forward, identifying what the customer wants with a clear understanding of how this differs by market and channel.
  • Ensure both you and your department deliver all critical path deadlines.

  • Use your expert knowledge of textiles/yarns, fit and quality to ensure COS quality and design standards are met.

  • Skillfully use COS buying methods to balance best selling products and new opportunities.

  • Manage the balance between long and short term planning, responsible for managing capacity, price, quantity and speed to market.

  • Use your experience of buying methods to successfully coordinate your department’s OTB.

  • Use creative strategic thinking blended with your eye for the right product to build the best assortment for the customer.

  • Offer the right balance of trends pieces, commercial newness and essentials for all typologies.

  • Use your wide knowledge of the competitor market place to ensure that the assortment offered is ahead of the competition.

  • Work closely with production and buying office team to ensure department profit margins are always met.

  • Accurately analyse and react to sales receipts ensuring all trade actions are taken swiftly.

  • Constantly follow-up and evaluate the department performance adjusting strategy to drive growth both in the short and long term,  review and question budget for the season to maximize potential.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for

  • An established buyer with previous managerial experience.
  • Experience in women's ready to wear preferably within wovens.

  • Business orientated with a great understanding of the brand.

  • Excellent eye for product and product development experience.

  • Ability to balance between short and long-term planning.

  • Strategically minded with a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines.

Why choose us?

Since we started our journey in 2007, we have carefully crafted a work environment in which our employees are encouraged and inspired to be the best they can be. Our brand is creative, forward thinking and dynamic; we choose longevity over passing trends.

At COS we are dedicated to recruiting great people by offering an inclusive work environment where talent is recognised, valued and appreciated. We believe that our values and diversity play a significant role in the success of our brand.

If you are successful in your application, we will ensure you receive a full training program and you will be able to enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25% staff discount on all H&M Group brands.
  • A generous holiday entitlement.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • A range of long service benefits.

Please note this position is offered on a local contract, therefore you should have the legal right to work in the UK.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

About Us

COS, Collection Of Style, is for women and men who want modern, functional, considered design. Since our launch in 2007, we have opened stores worldwide, each one placed in a carefully considered location with a design concept that preserves buildings’ original features whilst creating a modern gallery space for our collection.

Always exploring our original concept of favouring style over fashion, we like timeless design that lives beyond the season. Merging traditional methods with new techniques and innovative fabrics, we work hard to create fashion pieces that look and feel at once classic and modern. We hope you enjoy the attention to detail shown in every garment and the wide breadth of inspiration that defines our collections.

At COS we understand that the success of our brand is due to the contribution made by our dedicated team. In return we seek to provide our colleagues with a supportive working environment that facilitates learning, development and individual growth. We believe that working in this way creates an honest, straightforward and open environment for everyone.

Whether based in one of our stores, support offices or at the head office in London everyone at COS works with the same set of shared values that aim to support, improve and inspire.

Welcome to COS.