OnlySalesJob -  Hilversum
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Functie omschrijving


Hunkemöller’s desired perception is being the number one lingerie specialist in Europe. This implies amongst others that the image will develop from  “high street retailer”  towards  “ high street brand”.  Further development of a fantastic product range is pivotal to meet this ambition. The Head of Buying should support the Buying  Director to lead a buying team to deliver a business buying plan and its execution in line with the company objectives.

Place in the Organisation

The Head of Buying reports directly to the Buying Director and has a total department of 16 employees. The Head of Buying works in close collaboration with the Design- and Merchandise teams and is part of the Business Leader Team.

Major tasks and responsibilities

Main areas are policy development, execution of policy and buying plan, managing the buying organization and managing & controlling budgets. This includes amongst others :

  • Manage and optimise the entire buying process
  • Build and articulate the vision of the product range together with the Design team; manage the relationship between buyers and designers
  • Manage the range building process and deliver fantastic and aspirational products (bras, knickers, nightwear, swimwear)  that deliver and define brand values and meet customer quality expectations
  • Develop and maintain highly effective partnerships with peers and strong working relationships with the Board
  • Create and manage a high performing team
  • Manage and evolve company pricing stance in all markets vis-à-vis key competitors
  • Manage team to negotiate cost prices with suppliers ensuring intake margins are achieved
  • Build effective relationships with the supply base ; develop and manage the business wide sourcing strategy


  • Company sales revenue and profitability targets
  • Market share targets
  • Budget parameters

Ideal Profile

  • Educated at degree level (HBO/Univerity)
  • Minimum 10 years buying experience including 5 years senior management experience
  • Proven managerial qualities and a strong track record in managing complex buying processes
  • Preferably lingerie experience, other garment categories experiences will be considered


  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Highly articulate with strong commercial skills at all levels
  • Capable of creating and expressing a strong creative vision
  • Result focused decision maker & teamplayer
  • Capable of inspiring and motivating others to deliver results
  • A pro-active can-do mentality


  • Location  Hilversum (Central Netherlands).
  • Excellent remuneration
  • Being part of a highly ambitious international company


Vacature contactpersoon Jobbird
Alexandre Dembour

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