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Senior Buyer Knitwear (ENG)

Hilversum, Netherlands

Senior Buyer Knitwear (ENG)

Hilversum, Netherlands

About Wehkamp

Wehkamp, Clothes and Union River form the Wehkamp Retail Group. Together, we have almost 100 years of experience in online retail, in which developments are happening fast and we keep reinventing ourselves. With an ambitious and driven team of over 1,100 people, we do everything for the ultimate customer experience. Our strategy is to become a multi-facia e-commerce group with multiple online shops run and supported by a common core structure. By scaling up, we can join forces and build a solid business for the future. We do this from one structure, one culture and one purpose: Together we bring joy into every home.

As Wehkamp Retail Group, we bring you products, services and activities that make you happy in various ways. For instance because it brightens up your home, because it looks great on you, because it gives you small moments of happiness, because with this product you contribute to a good cause or a brighter future. We have more than 400,000 different products from over 2,600 brands in areas such as fashion and living. With more than 600,000 daily visitors on our websites and apps, we serve 2.6 million regular customers. And still counting!

Job description

We at Private Label fashion are 10 brands and counting. We develop collections for men’s, women’s and childrens from our office in Hilversum. We are an international team of creatives working collaboratively to develop the right products for our customers. This Private label division is the place from which we create, develop and buy the collections including brands, Anytime, Ruby, CoolCat, Me & My Monkey and of course Miljuschka by Wehkamp. 

This 'start-up' is growing like crazy. We are ambitious. We believe we are at the beginning of something big. To realize our ambitious growth plans, we are looking for an equally ambitious Senior Buyer -  Ladies Knitwear.

We are looking for a Senior Buyer who believes in the power of Private Label and wants to help drive the collections and shares the entrepreneurial spirit to drive the growth of the Private Label share within Wehkamp. The Buyer is responsible for sourcing, developing and buying the most optimal product assortment for the Knitwear category. You know how to source the right products for Wehkamp's existing and new customers, based on the various needs and characteristics of our 2.7 million customers. To create a dynamic and commercially successful assortment, you work closely together with Merchandise Planning, Buying, Styling, Quality and Marketing teams.

Qualifications

We consider this important:

  • +7 years of buying ladies knitwear within a private label or own brand retailer
  • You have the technical knowledge to work directly with off-shore factories to develop the most commercial knitwear ranges across various private label brands
  • You have excellent knowledge of different types of yarn, are familiar with the various stitches and know the difference between intarsia and jacquard;
  • You have experience in developing collections from initial concept to launching on-line;
  • You work well in a fast paced environment and are excellent at multitasking.
  • You are entrepreneurial, team player and customer centric
  • You have a completed fashion education;
  • You have excellent (trend) knowledge of the European and Dutch market;
  • It goes without saying that you have an excellent command of the English language.
  • You are available full-time;

What we offer you:

We help you every day to get everything out of your career. Your development and your personal growth are a mutual commitment: Wehkamp grows, you grow. You grow, Wehkamp grows.

  • Salary in line with your experience;
  • Holiday allowance of 10.5%;
  • 30 holiday days;
  • Bonus;
  • Profit sharing;
  • Travel and home office allowance;
  • Good pension scheme;
  • Every year the opportunity to grow within your salary scale;
  • Discount on your supplementary health insurance;
  • Employee discount on almost the entire Wehkamp B.V. product range. 

Our head office is in Zwolle. Our Private Label department works from our office in Hilversum.

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Application process

The process for this vacancy is as follows:

  • Do your expectations and our wishes match? Then we would like to get to know you;
  • If you and we are both enthusiastic, we will plan an extensive introductory meeting with you to see if your skills match the role. 
     

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