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Are you passionate about fashion?

Do you have a great eye for Men's fashion?

My client is looking for a Fashion Accessories Merchandiser/Buyer to join their Men's Department based in Mowbray.


  • Candidate requires a sense of retail and product trends and strong analytical experience.
  • Computer skills and a working knowledge of resource planning and forecasting is required.
  • Excellent leadership, negotiating, and planning skills are essential.
  • Attention to detail and able to work under pressure.

You will be:

  • Responsible for keeping abreast of trends utilizing WGSN, relevant websites, comparative shopping, travel for senior buyers and to source product specific to the department and the season.
  • You will be required to travel to suppliers in China to develop relevant ranges, developing from existing samples, raw materials and trims to create ranges for your customers, as well as develop and innovate new product with your suppliers.
  • You will be required to attend trade fairs to source product and suppliers and to meet up with existing suppliers to view their ranges and to discuss new opportunities.
  • Ongoing sourcing is expected of you to ensure a good, reliable, innovative supply base meeting the necessary criteria for the business and for your customer base.
  • New factories will need to be trialed initially before larger orders can be placed with them ensuring the business is not put at risk with untried suppliers.
  • You are to develop comprehensive ranges to appeal to your customer base, taking the critical patch into account.
  • You are to be ready with tasteful, appealing, innovative, relevant product at range presentation times.
  • You need to be mindful of the buying calendar and work in advance in order to have ranges ready to present to the customers on time. Ongoing sample development and range building is necessary to ensure the correctly executed product is developed.
  • At all times you are to be mindful of cost saving and avoid unnecessary parcel costs, surplus, proliferated samples or poorly executed samples.
  • It is your responsibility to set up the showroom before range presentations to your customers, ensuring the product is relevant and that the showroom is set up in a way that inspires and encourages the customer to select the product.

If this opportunity excites you, please send your CV to

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