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Full-Time

Interim Head of Buying

Posted on 6/27/2024

Farfetch

Farfetch

1,001-5,000 employees

Global luxury fashion and enterprise solutions platform

Senior

London, UK

Category
Product Management
Product Operations
Product Strategy
Product
Required Skills
Sales
Communications
Requirements
  • Open and able to take on a fixed term contract position
  • Strong leader and role model
  • Ability to work with autonomy and at pace
  • Proven delivery of results through buying, negotiations, planning, trading, leadership within a multi brand and multi-channel environment
  • Strong analytical skills and financial acumen
  • Proven management and leadership experience with strong decision making abilities and excellent communication skills
  • Skilled in analyzing trading patterns
  • Demonstrate experience of driving buying results in both bricks and mortar, ecommerce cross-functionally within a wider group
  • Current luxury experience at Buying Manager level essential
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for total Browns OTB (womenswear, menswear & home) and developing, implementing and delivering the buy strategy to maximize sales, profitability and sell through targets
  • Maintaining strong relationships with brands and negotiating terms to achieve margin, profitability and sell through targets
  • Presenting topline seasonal buy strategy to exec for sign off and leading the buy team to deliver the seasonal product strategy in line with Browns vision
  • Ensuring the buy team buys a commercially viable product range that reflects the brand image and incorporates current trends while delivering planned growth and profit targets
  • Building, coaching, and developing a high-performing diverse buy team
  • Working with the Head of Merchandising to plan the OTB and to monitor and review in-season, taking action or making recommendations to the Director where necessary
  • Owning supplier relationships, including building close relationships with counterparts as well as delivering business plans and strategic trading
  • Partnering with the Head of Merchandising and the wider management team to ensure delivery of the annual budget and strategic objectives
  • Collaborating with key BF and FF stakeholders to drive performance, share best practice, scale, and efficiency across Browns, Marketplace, and Group

FARFETCH

Company Stage

M&A

Total Funding

$1.7B

Headquarters

, United Kingdom

Founded

2007

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-23%

1 year growth

-26%

2 year growth

-25%
INACTIVE