M and M Direct
13 Mar 2018
11 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:

MandM Direct is the market leader and the UK’s largest Off-Price online retailer with over 3 million customers and 100 million website visits a year. We are a fast-paced entrepreneurial business that challenges and encourages free thinking.

The Role:

Our buyers are unique, they are in the market every day, developing supplier relationship and searching for exciting merchandise that delivers incredible value to our customers. You will be given a high level of autonomy and have the ability to negotiate and make on-the-spot decisions.

If you’re looking for an exciting role where you can share your ideas within a social and friendly work environment whilst vastly increase your business skills and knowledge at the same time, this is the role for you.

Your day-to-day duties and responsibilities will include:

Scrupulously purchasing quality, brand name goods Analysing history and current business performance in order to strategically forecast future opportunitiesMaintaining knowledge of market conditions regarding price, resources and fashion as they relate to trends and key items, and react accordingly to impact salesNegotiating and making decisions to buyManaging budgets and OTB on in seasons and forward budgetsAttending appointments and travelling to trade showsBuilding strong relationships and sourcing new brandsDeveloping an understanding of the MandM Direct consumerEnsuring the budgeted margin is delivered by seasonEnsuring that each product has strong pricing architecture to achieve strong exit marginsReview returns level by brand seasonally and react where required.About You:

Interested? To join the team you must:

·Be accomplished and passionate

·Have relevant transferable buying experience in a fast-paced environment and fashion-oriented category

·Have a proven history of successfully driving sales results

·Be a strong communicator with excellent negotiation skills

·Have strong knowledge of product, trends and marketplace awareness

·Be able to exercise a high degree of analytical and numerical skills

·Fully literate in Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Word, Excel

·Be able to work under own initiative.

Location can be flexible as whilst the company head office is based in Herefordshire, the role will require a substantial amount of UK travel as well as an element of home and office working.
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