Denim and Sportswear Senior Buyer

Job title: Denim and Sportswear Senior Buyer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 415348
Contact name: Nora Gillern
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our Client:

Our client is known for curating the most exciting mix of product from luxury and emerging designers. Their unique culture blends an obsession with fashion with a powerful entrepreneurial energy. They are looking for a new Denim and Sportswear Buyer to help continue to tell their story both in store and online.


Denim and Sportswear Buyer:

Our client is looking for a Buyer to oversee Sportswear & Denim at theirHQ based in New York (currently remote.) This person will lead the department in assortment planning, driving merchandising strategies, vendor management, open-to-buy management, pricing, cost negotiations, and inventory management to achieve sales and profitability targets for your specific category. The ideal candidate has experience delivering results and shaping a complex department strategy, developing and motivating a team, fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurialism.


What the Denim and Sportswear Buyer will Do: 

-Translate fashion trends into curated assortments for the Intermix customer and develop an Omni merchandising strategy, which includes product selection and pricing and markdown strategies to maximize sales margin and profitability targets for Sportswear & Denim

-Manage the business with effectiveness and agility with in-season analysis and tactical adjustments and ensure timely placement and maintenance of inventory flow

-Develop and maintain cross functional partnerships; partner with the planning team on pre and in season analysis and assortment planning to achieve financial plans, and the marketing team for coop programs

-Drive the open-to-buy strategies, markdowns and inventory levels for specific department(s), while monitoring inventory productivity and vendor profitability

-Participate in line reviews to ensure brand cohesiveness and competitive assortments

-Manage vendor negotiations, strengthen market relationships and identify new vendors and business opportunities in the market place

-Train and develop Associate Buyer, Assistant Buyer &/or Merchandise Assistant and contribute to positive morale in the department and organization


Denim and Sportswear Buyer Profile:

-5+ years progressive buying experience for a multi-vendor luxury brand

-Prior experience in a Designer/Luxury ecommerce or omni channel business is a plus, though not required

-Proven track record of success and ability to drive a business and ability to create product assortments to meet customer needs

-Strong retail math acumen, business and financial analysis skills

-Keen fashion sense and trend forecasting ability

-Excellent communication, negotiation and problem solving skills, with demonstrated managerial and leadership abilities

-Willingness to travel domestically and internationally when required

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