Head of Buying and Design

Job description

Do you have a passion for fashion and excellent knowledge of the market? Are you a born leader and do you love to develop people? Then keep on reading because you might be the person LOAVIES is looking for 💯.


About us

LOAVIES is driven by its purpose; to inspire the young fashion-minded to be awesome, proud, and confident. We do this through our fast and flexible way of working, setting the trend with weekly new drops and we are working hard on expanding our presence internationally. As a social media-minded online fashion brand, we already have a strong presence in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France and with over one million highly active customers, we are ready to take over the world! 🚀

LOAVIES was founded 10 years ago and with our weekly new drops, we are able to stay on-trend and relevant to our customers. We work together with a passionate team of 120+ professionals to design and market our collections. Our customers tell us that they love us and by expanding we want to make sure that even more young fashion-minded can enjoy our brand and feel awesome, confident, and proud.


About the role

As a Head of Buying & Design you are responsible to execute the purpose by developing fashion and setting the trend with weekly new drops. You are a member of the leadership team and report to the CEO. You lead and develop your team and ensure that the department reaches the set KPIs. You work closely with the Head of Planning to secure the Buying budget.


What are you going to do?

  • Responsibility for the strategic development and performance of the buying department;
  • Overall responsible for the development of products in line with LOAVIES' purpose and mission securing the brand identity;
  • Develop and manage relations with existing suppliers, negotiate contracts, prices and source new suppliers for future products;
  • Lead and develop the team;
  • Work to improve the purchasing processes, and the ways of working, in line with LOAVIES' overall governance;
  • Realize the buying goals within the Set budget;
  • Build and maintain good cooperation with other dependent departments;
  • Develop and optimize the product range to minimize returns and optimize the stock levels.

Requirements

About you

We are looking for a strong leader who is excited about bringing his or her experience to LOAVIES and supports us to meet the goals of our Buying department. Together with a positive and ambitious attitude, these are the skills and experiences we hope you bring:

  • You have at least 5 years of work experience as a Head of Buying and are now looking for an opportunity in an exciting scale-up environment;
  • You have a bachelor's or equivalent;
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and are able to move between tasks;
  • You have a passion for people and a strong leadership ability;
  • You are result-oriented and reaching the KPIs together with your team motivates you;
  • You are analytical and have good organizational and planning skills.


What do we offer you?

🤝 An awesome HQ surrounded by cool and talented colleagues;

💰 Compatible salary;

🚀 A great opportunity at one of the fastest growing online fashion brands;

🛍 Discount on all of our styles;

🚗 A car with the possibility to drive it privately as well;

🏋️‍♀️ The possibility to participate in our Bootcamp three times a week for free;

🥂 Awesome office parties and Friday afternoon drinks;

🥑 A fully catered healthy lunch every day, but Friday is snack day;

🥳 25 vacation days plus an extra day off on your birthday;

🐶 Daily cuddling with Billie and Guusje, our office dogs.


Interested?

Are you ready to take your career to the next level and do you want to be part of our awesome adventure? Apply for this job ASAP. We look forward to hearing from you 🙌