Buying Manager

Brand Story

This noted Australian fashion and lifestyle brand was founded in appreciation of considered design and refined simplicity. Its precise, restrained visual identity and minimalist approach to design has made its pieces wardrobe staples.

Role Overview

 UMENCO is recruiting an experienced Buying Manager for a coveted Australian fashion brand, known for its hallmark minimalism and refined simplicity.

In this role, the Buying Manager will oversee the buying strategy for each of the brand’s categories to deliver a balanced, commercially sound range that is aligned to the business’ overarching objectives.

The Buying Manager will hold an innate understanding of the customer and respond effectively to their needs, managing key relationships effectively to deliver the buying strategy.

Drawing on in-depth knowledge of local and international fashion/apparel retail markets, they will demonstrate an understanding of all critical-path elements, and their impact on sales.

Through their outstanding commercial acumen, the Buying Manager will work effectively under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines with confidence.

The successful Buying Manager will present with a proven track record of high performance in a successful fashion retail business, with proven experience across trend knowledge and interpretation; design and product development; range building; financial accountability, and team leadership.

They will have an exceptional understanding of retail and buying financials, strong product knowledge, technical expertise, and meticulous attention to detail.

The talent we seek will be an effective communicator and negotiator with strong influencing, planning, digital literacy skills, and exceptional business planning skills.


Sydney, Australia


To confidentially explore this opportunity, please reach out to Angela and the UMENCO team at