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Womenswear Buyer - Branded Apparel and Footwear (Action Sports)

Buyer– London 

This role is ideal for someone who is after and exciting opportunity in a fast-paced environment and is looking to make an immediate impact developing within a dynamic team.

Those applying need to be a skilled buyer that has an interest in board-sports (& MotoX) is key as we are passionate about Surf, Snow & Skate being a leading web retailer within our industry. You’ll be a vital part of the Buying team, ensuring that our brands and products we stock are curated in line with strategies for each of our Action Sports sites.

About Us: 

Internet Fusion is a dynamic, fast-paced and growing eCommerce business that currently turns over circa £100 million. With a focus on mobile tactics and sustainability at our heart of the business, we operate in a unique way; We have multiple websites transacting globally which specialise in lifestyle clothing and equipment. Offices are located in London and Manchester including a main distribution hub that operates from Kettering.

We offer the essentials for everyday living from fashion-forward to fashion staples, skating to horse riding, dirt bikes to snowboards and everything in between. In addition to designing and making our own apparel and products, we source the very best collections from exclusive, premium brands; carefully selecting, testing, and sharing products that look fantastic and perform beautifully. We sell over 800 heritage, sporting and contemporary brands from Great Britain and around the globe; including Barbour, North Face, Patagonia, Osprey, Vivienne Westwood, Canada Goose, Calvin Klein &Tommy Hilfiger.

Job Summary

To drive, action and curate the buying of branded products within Surf, Snow & Skate industry in line with strategic goals. To drive top line revenue growth, improve margin in line with company targets and represent the business direction with product selections.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Curation of branded product offering with key focus on Womenswear Surf, Snow & Skate products.
  • Support trade functions to drive sales and optimise stock levels
  • Ensure smooth running of buying cycle and drive performance within.
  • Ensure efficient brand stock rotation, including ensuring old stock is sold via innovative methods.
  • Continually negotiate optimum trade terms.
  • Effective communication with marketing & merchandising team. 
  • Liaise with suppliers to source promotional material to support our online promotions in the form of gift with purchase, prize giveaways, clearance stock, unique content, social networking and any other promotional material.

Experience:

  • Previous experience in a similar role preferable.

Key Skills:

  • Knowledge of Action sports industry & marketplace
  • Expert knowledge of swimwear products, brands and categories
  • Strong analytical & negotiation Skills.
  • The ability to recognise future trends.
  • Excellent commercial awareness.
  • Communication skills.
  • Confidence and presentation skills.

Benefits and Perks

Joining the Internet Fusion family means embracing what we stand for from protecting our playgrounds, oceans, mountains and skate parks, to helping the community we live in.

We want everyone to get involved in other sporting activities we love and encourage you to get involved; so whether football or yoga, hardcore fitness sessions, Summer Surf and Winter Ski trips, to week day skate sessions, we want you to come along for the ride.

Other benefits include: great staff discount, Friday drinks, a day off on your birthday, staff parties, breakfast, fresh fruits and snacks every day, and we are adding more as we grow.

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