The Buyer is responsible for planning and selecting a range of products for Lisa Angel to sell online and within our retail outlets. The Buyer will be responsible for creating purchase order tracking systems, alerting management when orders have been filled and invoices from vendors have been issued, answering vendor questions and providing them with additional order documentation as needed. The Level 2 Buyer will have an in-depth knowledge of the financials and bring confidence to this role in their Buying decisions
Analysing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends.
Prepare notes for photography, product writers, jewellery makers and personalisation jewellery makers to ensure that the product is produced and delivered to the required standard.
Regularly review the range as it goes online and overseeing listings to ensure photography, model shoots and product information within the Buyers department is correct and action any necessary amendments.
React to trade to ensure the skeleton of the new range includes new versions of the best sellers and ensure / push for those versions to be developed and sampled in a timely manner. Checking current buying bible and best sellers, recommend and instigate repeats, action move ons and disregard any products that have not worked.
Ensure the Designer is focusing the right amount of time on the right projects and ensure all design needs are briefed in a timely manner, in conjunction with the buying calendar.
Ensure Design time is recorded on Trello and review weekly with the Designer.
Produce new inspiration, looking at the team’s inspiration and suggest new products and new designs, ensure that these suggestions are followed through.
Put together ranges for all stores in line with our customer profile, requirements and critical path. Review these ranges to ensure sales are good, put action plans in place for slow/poor products, i.e. swap styles, suggest props, POS, marketing, come up with a strategy when sales are falling behind and follow this through.
Identify ranging opportunities.
Quality Control - decide what tests are needed and ensure they are tested in a prompt manner. Ensure correct labelling and packaging (eco-friendly) is used for all products, including barcodes for Topshop. Ensure products are safe and can pass REACH standards.
Taking and organising video conferences, phone calls, and quality checks for Quality Control.
Have an in depth knowledge of the financials, to be aware of budgets and to try where possible to work within constraints of the budget and range plan.
Have an in-depth knowledge of range plan, buying bible, option count, and demonstrate the comparison between current season and history.
Bring confidence to the role by pushing the range through, using persuasion skills to get products developed, products designed, samples in hand, workable margins, workable delivery dates, orders signed off so the range falls within the buying critical path.
To be focused on the range and in particular best-selling lines and slow sellers and ensure a close eye is on stock, sales, shipment dates, photos, quality issues etc. As a safety net for the merchandiser placing the repeat buys. React fast when necessary by placing repeats, negotiating quick shipments, instructing marketing, promotion activity.
Managing plans for stock levels.
Reacting to changes in demand and logistics.
Meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contract.
Maintain an efficient and accurate system for monitoring all open purchase orders.
Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products.
Obtain and accept import quotes, track imports and organise delivery schedule.
Review current sourcing methods and suppliers to ensure value for money and ethical sourcing.
Understanding the basic rules of vendor management, allocation and price negotiation.
Liaising with other departments within the organisation to ensure projects are completed.
Attending trade fairs, in the UK and overseas, to select and assemble a new collection of products.
Participating in promotional activities.
Presenting new ranges to Senior Managers/Directors.
Liaising with shops to ensure supply meets demand.
Training and mentoring junior staff.
The successful Buyer will have the following attributes:
Good IT skills
Strong analytical skills
Negotiation skills and the ability to network and influence people
Excellent communication skills
Self-motivated but equally work well in a team setting
Attention to detail
Good organisation skills and the ability to multi-task
I got my mummy a gorgeous bangle bracelet for mothers it was absolutely beautiful and the shipping was soo quick!! Definitely will be buying from Lisa angels again
reviewed 6 hours ago
Delivery was excellent. The only issue I had was that I ordered few of these personalised necklaces and the names on some of the bar was not in the center and going off the bar and was alitte smaller than expected. But I have ordered previously and I love their products.
reviewed 6 hours ago
I bought a necklace for my sisters birthday. It came super fast,i got my updates regular and it was beautiful when it came. My sister adores her necklace.