Senior Buyer - MAT COVER - DOROTHY PERKINS

London

Who we are:

Fashion isn’t just what we know, it’s what we love. With signature prints, seasonal must haves, wardrobe essentials and pieces for every occasion, our collections are exciting, feminine, versatile and affordable. Dorothy Perkins is for every woman: our clothes come in sizes 6 to 28 with dedicated Tall, Petite, Plus Size and Maternity collections, all with a focus on a feminine, flattering fit. With an extensive selection of shoes, boots, bags and accessories, you can find the perfect finishing touches at DP. Plus, with weekly in-store updates and daily online drops, there’s always something new to discover.

We already know a thing or two about making our customer feel great but that doesn’t stop us constantly looking for new ways to drive the business forwards. Dorothy Perkins is full of passionate people who like to work hard and love what they do and we are always on the lookout for talented people who want to make a difference.

As well as our Retail and Digital channels, our International presence continues to grow with our Wholesale and Franchise partnerships - If you want to be part of our dynamic, global business.

The Role:

A role at Dorothy Perkins promises a fast paced, challenging and innovative working environment. As a Buyer at DP you will be responsible for overseeing the departments Buying team to develop and deliver innovative global product ranges, drive profit and influence the Brand's global product strategy.
You will work closely with the Design teams, Merchandising team, and our Technologists to ensure we capture the season’s trends and to create a commercial and credible range for the DP customer.

Day to Day:

  • Meet the needs of the DP customer, creating a balanced, innovative range, looking at price point, quality and standards.
  • Responsible for implementing the product strategies and financial plans for a specific product category reflecting the Brand strategy and translating this into action across all channels and third party partnerships.
  • Attend relevant trade shows, buying and sourcing trips and competitor shopping trips.
  • Evaluate the market and competitors to ensure product speed to market.
  • Creative eye is crucial as is the ability to interpret trends into designs/products to attract and entice existing and new DP customers.
  • Working closely with Design to capture and develop the latest trends, and with Technologists to ensure that fabric and fit satisfies our customer and high quality standards.
  • You will take the lead for your department in product review meetings and you will be a strong and commercial decision maker – balancing immediate needs with longer term strategies.

Must Haves:

  • You will show the drive and desire to take on additional brand projects working with other functions.
  • You will look at new sourcing strategies continually to see how product can be created differently, and is open to new sourcing opportunities to improve lead-time and margin.
  • You will demonstrate exemplary leadership skills, both inspiring the team and balance high levels of support with challenge in order to get the best from your team.
  • You will visibly be an internal brand ambassador representing through leadership challenges, brand and group wide projects.
  • You will provide coaching and guidance to the team including performance management, training needs identification and development.

The exciting Part

  • Early finish Fridays during Summer!
  • 25% discount across all our fab 8 brands to shop until you drop
  • Stunning London offices with a restaurant, bar and beauty salon to always look and feel your best
  • Regular sample sales to refresh your wardrobe at fractional prices
  • Fun, inspiring and ambitious colleagues pushing the boundaries across the whole business
  • Regular competitions to win amazing prizes
  • Events to support our diverse range of charities

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted.

You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.