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Buying Director – (Apparel/Retail) – (Based in Beijing) – Expats are welcome to apply

Our client is a leading European Apparel organization with a global presence in over 35 countries, and over 3000 stores. Known to be a leader in the fast fashion sector, they are now seeking a Buying Director – (Apparel/Retail) to join their ever-growing team. This position is strategically located in Beijing (China), and will report directly to the CEO / Owner of the company.

Job responsibilities:
• Management of production team, working with buying, product development and fitting
• Drive product development by supporting the total design process and ensuring to bring the latest developments/techniques/fabrics.
• Order placement with suppliers including negotiating purchase prices, quality and deliveries, etc. to meet KPI’s for margins, quality and lead-time/delivery on-time
• Develop & execute a competitive production strategy (incl. speed to market in trends and repeats) and further develop... supplier based to meet the objectives
• Collection planning responsible and create together with product director/creative director a detailed collection plan for each season
• Lead partnerships with cross functional departments/brands to develop long term strategies to achieve goals of the business with parameters of cost and quality targets and delivery schedules
• Guarantee fit and quality remains at high level and kept up-to-date
• Constantly looking for improving sales growth and sales-through in the brands are multichannel network of retail shops and on-lines shops
• Strong leadership experience (Leading a team of over 30 staff)

• Bachelor degree in textiles or proven track record in the fashion industry
• You have at least 15 years of relevant work experience with buying/development from the fashion industry.
• Ability to set priorities and work organized
• Strong analytical skills and good business mindset
• Strong fashion send and ability to implement new trends in the product development process
• You have strong negotiation skills
• You have good English skills, both spoken and written
• Eager to bring the best product to the shop floor
• Proven excellent leadership skills and strong management track-record
• Hand-on product skills and skilled in the technical area

Type of Person we are looking for

You work well with motivating people and build high performance teams. You are able to use your fashion sense to improve the product look and quality. You love challenges and are result driven but keeping eye for detail. With your entrepreneurial character you spot new business opportunities. You like to travel and able to bring your team to a higher level. Your goal is to buy the best collections ever.

For this role we are looking for someone with an international background, ideally experienced in working within fashion brands.

Interested candidates are reminded that only one application will be sufficient as we do expect a high influx of applicants for this opportunity, and we further regret to inform that only suitable candidates will be contacted for the position
Hong Kong


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