29 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Production Buyer
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Description

Who We Are…
Soho House & Co is a collection of members' clubs, restaurants, hotels, workspaces and cinemas, catering to those in the film, media, fashion and creative industries. The company has unique ventures throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia, with new openings planned globally.
The Mission…
Soho House is a platform for creativity and a space for its diverse membership to have fun, connect, discover and grow. Our passion is people, and we put members and our team at the heart of everything we do. We promote equality, respect and kindness within our walls, and in every community, we create around the world. At Soho House, culture is everything and we believe that our Houses are only as good as the people who work within them.
The Role…
To have responsibility for specific product areas, to plan, brief and develop a commercial and innovative product range which delivers choice across styles, price bands and profit objectives.
To develop a product offer that is reflective of the core brand values at all times. Working closely with Design, Production and Supply to build, nurture and develop a robust supply chain solution.
Main Duties:
Product
  • To build a balanced, commercial and sufficiently innovative product range under the guidance of the Buying and Merchandising Director
  • To ensure that cost prices are managed with NPD to achieve and exceed margin targets where possible, to plan a robust pricing strategy.
  • To prepare range plan packs for new season development meetings.
  • To review historical performance and determine future product strategy, working closely with the Production and Supply and also the Merchandising team.
  • To ensure that the range meets the needs of all business channels but also fits within the total structure of the collection.
  • To review department, category and range performance and propose new product or category developments to fit within agreed GBB and Soho House themes, pulling together new season product briefs for Design and NPD team.
  • To attend UK, International trade shows and factories in order to sign off new developments, source new suppliers and products and to keep abreast of market trends.
  • To ensure that all product and supplier information is correctly maintained and updated on internal documentation and systems.
  • To clearly identify sampling requirements for sign off and shoots.
  • To understand fully the key assumptions behind the critical path to ensure all critical dates are achieved.
  • To work closely with the NPD and QA department, to specifically ensure that all sealing stages are running to critical path requirements.
Factory & Supplier Management
  • To attend sourcing and buying trips to meet the requirements of the critical path.
  • To ensure that new season development is progressed efficiently and commercially, ensuring that developments with the NPD are running in line with the agreed critical path.
  • To work with the NPD and QA to ensure that all sealers meet our quality, creative and commercial requirements.
Commercial Awareness
  • To undertake competitor visits on a regular basis proposing strategic actions as a result.
  • To have an excellent understanding of the target customer and emerging trends.
  • To consistently deliver excellent standards of customer service, to be pro-active in seeking customer feedback from all business channels, to include all returns data.
  • To have a thorough understanding of the weekly pack and sales by line reports, in order to propose trading actions, repeats and markdowns with the Merchandiser and to identify new opportunities across all channels.
  • To present best and worst product at meetings with evaluation on performance and impact on future strategy.
  • To have a strong working knowledge of all systems and use to support buying decisions as necessary.
Management, Training and Development
  • To adopt a positive and proactive approach to training and development, to participate fully in all team related activities. To work closely with business partners to identify best practise.
  • To ensure that all business partners receive product communication and training as necessary; challenge opportunities to improve sales performance.
Requirements
  • Systems knowledge
  • Graduate level, buying/design/creative background essential.
  • Excellent creative and commercial ability; an eye for product and brand
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • 3 year’s minimum experience in a head office Buying environment.
Benefits
Soho House offers competitive compensation packages that feature global benefits and perks. Whether you’re seeking entry-level employment or a new opportunity to expand your profession, we offer training to develop the technical and managerial skills necessary to enhance your career.
  • Soho Impact: Empowering the Soho House Community to make positive change, through mentoring, apprenticeship, local outreach and sustainability
  • Career Development: Soho House can progress your career domestically or internationally as well as managerially or technically
  • Learning & Development: An extensive range of internally and externally run courses are available for all employees.
  • Cookhouse & House Tonic: Celebrating our passion for food and drink. Check out our monthly calendars and get involved in trips, training's and events. Available to all.
  • Team Events: From fitness sessions to cinema screenings and art classes, each month we hold a series of fun events which you can sign up to.
  • Paid Time Off: Full- Time Employees have sick day's + vacation days

Skills Required

  • Buying
  • Product
  • Production

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