Buying for retail is a demanding and challenging job that requires
a creative flair, a strong awareness of fashion trends, life trends
as well as good interpersonal and team working skills. Buyers and
merchandisers have to ensure that the right merchandise is being
sent to the right stores, at the right time, in the right
quantities. This takes a blend of forward planning and rapid
response to consumer demands. In combination with the other areas
of the business, success comes from maximizing profit, which is
achieved through anticipating customer needs and responding rapidly
to immediate issues. It involves complex data analysis, liaison
with the stores operation teams and balancing store stock levels.
To succeed as a professional buyer, you will need strong
analytical and numerical skills, an interest and understanding of
consumer demands and strong commercial awareness. You also need to
have an ability to understand and prioritize issues quickly and
efficiently. Progression into the Merchandising function also
involves the ability to manage change. The better equipped you are
in your buying function the better you will be able to adapt to
these changes. The best change of all is to graduate from a good
buyer to an outstanding one
To handle the complexity of data and to enable you to contribute
effectively in the critical role of a buyer, you need the right
skill-sets and a right mind-set. Both of which can be learned in
"The Art of Retail Buying."
This easy to read guide is written in a concise & pictorial
style with colorful images that enables you to follow step-by-step
each function of a buyer. "The Art of Retail Buying" will inspire
you, motivate you and encourage you towards merchandising
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