Buyer - Swimwear

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Hunkemöller's searching for a passionate and hands-on Buyer to strengthen our international Headquarters team in Hilversum near Amsterdam!

We're looking for a buyer to develop and deliver a departmental product range which meets and exceeds customer requirements whilst incorporating the core values and attributes of the Brand. You’ll need to motivate, coach and develop the product team to optimise department performance, ensuring we achieve our current and future sales targets, KPI’s and margins, whilst meeting the agreed budget.

The main tasks for our new team member will be:  

  • Reviewing the market place, then working with Design, Technical and the Supply base teams to develop new products that meet the demands of the target customer base, whilst delivering an innovative and profitable product range
  • Working with the Design Team to ensure a fully integrated process, consistency of handwriting and commercial viability of the range; ensuring sufficient fashion and technical innovations are incorporated into the product ranges
  • In partnership with Merchandise and Planning, reviewing, developing and gaining agreement for the department strategy. Setting targets for each product area to achieve sales and profit plans.  This will lead to you deliver review and range finalization, in line with the critical path
  • Agreeing with Merchandising & Planning and the Head of Buying, the sales targets for ‘Open to Buy’ and range reviews; agreeing the range plan, stock flow, margins and prices with the Merchandiser to ensure the smooth delivery of the right stock at the right time
  • Planning and executing departmental KPI’s; ensuring appropriate tracking and controls are in place to meet budget and targets
  • Visiting stores, competitors, trade shows, existing/potential suppliers on a regular basis to gain feedback to implement in future strategy and learnings
  • Initiating, maintaining and monitoring all buying processes and priorities to ensure deadlines are achieved, orders are placed on time, within the agreed critical path
  • Agreeing objectives with direct reports, managing their performance and providing training, coaching, advice and guidance so they can work effectively and develop within their roles
  • Building and developing a department team which encourages and enhances learning, collaboration and team spirit

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Finished university degree, ideally fashion/textile related
  • Gained a minimum of 2 to 5 years buying experience at fashion retail brands with at least 1-2 years of experience of managing a buying team and successfully developing results through the team
  • Wide range product knowledge, preferably in women’s fashion
  • Proven ability to develop new product
  • Minimum two years sourcing experience which must include the Far East
  • Commercially adept
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good standard of the English language for business use is essential

Hunkemöller strives to be a much-loved, global and social brand. A place where people love to work, are proud of the brand, and where we create true brand ambassadors. Working in a passionate, energetic, design-led and performance-driven environment where our key customer persona 'Shero' sits at the heart of everything we do. Hunkemöller is certified TOP EMPLOYER of the Netherlands 2022, which underlines our people initiatives and achievements.

Together Tomorrow – Join a Retailer that's on the move to be better for our planet, better for people, better together! From diversity & inclusion, reducing waste, to product care and how we work with our suppliers, our Together Tomorrow initiative reflects what we do and helps drive change across our business. Ready to help us achieving our ambitious goals? Where ever you'll start working with us, if in Stores or our HQs, you can contribute!

If you want to join our growing Hunkemöller headquarters team, click on 'apply' to hand in your CV or LinkedIn profile details (in English).

For this role, we’re not looking to work with external agencies.

Charlotte Davies
Global Buying & Design Director

"By continually staying in touch with our global Sheroes the opportunities to create most-wanted collections are endless."

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Your benefits if you join a TOP EMPLOYER:

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Internal Learning Platform

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Flexible Working Hours

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Dynamic and Fast-Paced Environment

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Restaurant on site with freshly-made food

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Lifestyle Workshops

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Collective Company Insurance Discount

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Support in Travel Expenses

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Community Events

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Pension Support

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Staff Discount

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Performance Reviews

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Hybrid Working Module & Home Office Allowance

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