At THE ICONIC our mission is to deliver seamless and inspiring experiences for our customers and our people. We DREAM BIG through collaboration and innovation, and are supported to bring incredible ideas to life. We are a group of people believing in making a positive difference in this world and liberating our customers through the power of fashion and sports, home and beauty.   

We have a rare and exciting opportunity to join our business in the role of Head of Buying, Women’s Mainstream, on a 12 month contract. Reporting to the General Manager,  this role will lead the strategic vision and growth of this important category and we are looking for a superstar and highly experienced Head of Buying, who has the ability to constantly innovate and challenge the status quo to drive market leading ideas! 

What you’ll love about this role…

  • Reporting to the GM and working alongside the Planning Manager to set the strategic direction for buying and marketplace for the segment
  • Drive multiple strategies across different segments & customer personas at one time
  • Vision and budget presentations to CCO & company planning
  • Strategically manage your own OTB for a segment based on seasonally approved budgets and nimble trade actions
  • Lead, manage and mentor a team of Senior Buyers, Senior Account Managers, Buyers, Account Managers, Juniors, Assistants, Co-ordinators and Admins
  • Run your business with a focus on key KPIs and overall business strategy driving the product aesthetic and brand relevance to the consumer
  • Build solid relationships with key suppliers and sellers and negotiate profitable business outcomes E.g. Terms and conditions, VTT, etc
  • Monthly WSSI review - management and decision making direction

What we love about you… 

  • Experience in a fast-paced environment with a large portfolio
  • Ability to lead and work cross departmentally to set a collaborative culture of learning to jointly achieve the required pace of growth
  • Proven experience of scaling a business
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to develop high performing teams
  • Experience in building commercially successful ranges
  • An acute eye for current and future trends with the ability to back your judgement
  • Strong communication and negotiating skills
  • Commercial analytical/reporting and numeracy skills
  • High motivation, independence and resilience
  • Exposure to online buying would be highly advantageous
  • Advanced MS Excel knowledge
  • A Customer focused approach

Why you'll love THE ICONIC

  • Fun, collaborative and fast paced environment
  • Sweat out the stress using our discounted gym memberships
  • Get your knowledge fix with our learning days and learning tools
  • No matter what your style is, we have got you covered with our AMAZING staff discount and our famous sample sales!
  • Hybrid working environment so you can manage your location across the office and wherever else works for you
  • Got a furry friend? Bring them to the office! We LOVE animals. 

Additional Information

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