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Established Buyer FTC TOPMAN, Colegrave House, 70 Berners Street

Who We Are

Putting menswear on the fashion map, British brand Topman is a style authority. From famous style staples to sharp tailoring, Topman has earned its sartorial stripes with an unswerving, energetic approach to producing truly exciting, aspirational men’s fashion.

The Job

A role at TOPMAN promises a fast paced, challenging and innovative working environment. As an Established Buyer at TOPMAN you will be responsible for overseeing one of our industry-leading Buying teams to develop and deliver innovative global product ranges, drive profit and influence the Brand's global product strategy.

Day to Day

  • Meet the needs of the TOPMAN customer, creating a balanced, innovative range, looking at price point, quality and standards.
  • Responsible for implementing the climate specific product strategies and financial plans for a specific product category.
  • Be able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with external third parties/suppliers.
  • Develop a sourcing and supplier strategy including negotiating price, delivery and terms
  • Attend trade shows, buying trips and competitor shopping trips.
  • Working closely with Design to capture and develop the latest trends, and with Technologists to ensure that fabric and fit satisfies our high quality standards.
  • Creative eye is imperative as is the ability to strongly interpret trends into designs/products for the TOPMAN customer at a global level including trend insights from territories as input for products and ranges
  • Utilise the global line detail to develop, build and source a global product range by climate for all markets that delivers commercial targets and aligns with the customer base
  • Be able to analyse the business and react in a timely manner, identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Working closely with the territory teams to understand market needs and products, acting on feedback based on recommendations and communicating relevant actions
  • You will take the lead for your department in product review meetings and you will attend trade meetings to identify product opportunities
  • You will advise on global trade actions based on global trade reports in season
  • Maintain excellent supplier relationships, liaising with them to drive product development and share trading information
  • You will provide coaching and guidance to the team including performance management,
  • training needs identification and development
  • You will be responsible for managing the day to day workload of the team within your
  • department area

Must Haves

  • Currently at Buyer level for a fast paced fashion retailer.
  • Interested about global markets
  • Structured and strategic thinker within department area
  • Have proven success at buying your own area
  • Have an established track record of driving business forward.
  • Able to develop and maintain strong supplier relationships
  • Ability to spot opportunities and risks
  • Be able to demonstrate pro-activity in sourcing new ideas and inspiration.
  • Possess excellent commercial awareness and ability to drive profit.
  • Good analytical skills, excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Display excellent inter-personal and presentation skills.

Added Extras

  • 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