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UO - MW Branded Buyer

  • Location
  • London
  • Salary
  • Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Job Advert Description
  • UO – MW Branded Buyer

    We are looking for a Menswear Branded Buyer to join the European Buying Team based here in the UK. This is an incredibly exciting role for a Buyer who will drive forward the Branded strategy and make a strong footprint on  the overall menswear business across Urban Outfitters Europe. We are looking for someone with Experience within Branded Menswear buying and a strong point of view and understanding of our Menswear Customer lifestyle. This person will demonstrate a fresh perspective and a market leading point of view to curate the branded menswear edit for our UK and European stores.

    • To ensure a market leading menswear branded edit, delivered from concept to customer both online and across retail doors.
    • Create balanced initiatives encompassing fashionability, relevance to the urban customer, quality, value, and key volume as well as exclusive projects, emerging initiatives, and global partnerships with UO North America.
    • In depth knowledge of the menswear market and strong point of view on current and upcoming trends
    • Strong ability to trade and deliver in-season, as well as long lead strategic initiatives.
    • Maintain excellent brand/supplier relationships with key partners
    • Represent the brand with integrity and authority at all times, being a true brand ambassador for the menswear business.
    • Negotiate price, delivery, trade and marketing terms to support business objectives
    • Drive individual, departmental, and total business goals through seasonal initiatives
    • Present strategy, ideas and concepts to senior management, ensuring their confidence in your decisions
    • Train, lead and develop the branded team that consists of an AB and BAA
    • Collaborate across functions to ensure complete delivery of concept to customer

    Preferred Experience:

    • Experience buying menswear brands
    • A real understanding of volume partnerships as well as market- leading ideas and emerging initiatives
    • Excellent brand knowledge and grasp of trend
    • Ability to identify fresh talent within new brands from around the world
    • Have a directional eye while understanding the need for commercial balance
    • Understand the distribution/adjacency issues, and willingness to challenge and navigate for the larger business goals
    • Key understanding of the urban outfitters menswear customer and lifestyle

    Salary - On Application. Please note your current salary when applying.

    Location - Head Office, Oxford Circus, London.

    Please specify the position for which you are applying in the subject line and attach your CV.

    We look forward to hearing from you.