Footwear and Accessories Buyer

Footwear and Accessories Buyer

White Stuff - London, GB

Full time

From Cinderella’s glass shoes to Princess Jasmine’s beautiful golden jewellery, we all know footwear and accessories complete the perfect outfit! Which is why we are on the lookout for a new buyer for these categories!

Contribute to the one of most crucial areas in our business as you help develop and select a product range which maximises sales opportunities and anticipates and exceeds customer needs. You’ll negotiate cost prices which meet financial targets and market position, whilst ensuring all product meets the company quality and safety standards. You’ll spend time with the wonderful design and merchandising teams to ensure our ranges meet all product strategy pillars from innovation to detail, margin to quality and sustainability. You’ll have an eye for sales and understand commercial drivers for the business. You’ll be great at organising too (which we’re sure you will be!)

With this role comes the responsibility you’d expect. You’ll lead a team of assistant buyers and BAA’s, leading by example and communicating with clarity and consistency (really, we want you to be great at building relationships). You’ll be accountable for timely deliveries of all milestones within the critical path and support the team in weekly critical path reviews and offer guidance to junior members of the team. You’ll also manage the quality assurance process, partnering with the technologists and supply base.

What we’re looking for:

  • Creative eye: someone who can contribute and drive product development
  • Technical expertise: you’ll know all about fabrication, construction and production
  • Self confidence: we want you to be able to share your ideas and expertise
  • Superhero: if you can multitask, you’re a superhero in our eyes
  • Passion: for both product and work – we’re looking for ambitious individuals who want to make a difference
  • Humility: you’ll be open to feedback, take on board constructive criticism and support those around you

What we will offer you:

As a buyer at White Stuff you will be entitled to an array of great benefits, some of which include:

  • Hybrid working
  • Annual bonus opportunity
  • Up to 33 days holiday per annum
  • 2 extra (paid!) days off per year to volunteer in the local community
  • 50% discount
  • Subsidised BUPA Dental Insurance
  • Healthcare cash plan and Life Assurance
  • Interest free season ticket loan

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