As Showpo enters the next phase of growth, we are so excited to be adding in a Head of Buying, Design and Planning! Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, this role will play a key part in setting and executing the assortment direction within the business. They will be lead the buying, design and planning teams to develop the most relevant, on-trend product for a Showpo customer. They will own all external brand relationships and lead our rapid brand acquisition journey, adding to the expanding assortment across Apparel, Accessories and Footwear.
Strategy - Defining, evolving and delivering a multi faceted product strategy in line with overall business objectivesTrading - Critically analysing and understanding the levers of trade within the businessBuying - Leading the buying team to deliver individual team objectives layering up to overall buying strategy and enable quick to market trend identification and processes to test, learn and repeatDesign - Set direction and lead the design team to fulfil business product requirements delivering the marquee own-design product for the business and our amazing customersPlanning - Lead the planning function to best in class planning principlesMarketing - Be the conduit and approver of all product related marketing activities as well as lead the product side of the go to market process
Experience that we are looking for:
Fashion experience with an own design/private label element A keen buyer who thrives on taking risks and capitalize on momentumInternal and external relationship builder with an understanding of the brand acquisition processExperience having lead a planning function in an e-commerce retailerDynamic leader focused on team cohesion and people developmentNot afraid to get stuck in and be in the detail or getting their hands dirtyWant a challenge and are excited by scale and defining a direction
This is an incredible opportunity to join a business that is going through the next phase of its journey.
If reading this excites you, and you're thinking "Yes! I've done this before!" we would love to hear from you!