Senior Buyer, Private Label

Job title: Senior Buyer, Private Label
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York City, NY
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 403898
Contact name: Nicole Biscardi
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Seeking someone who has at least 5-8 years’ experience in a vertical company, and multichannel is a strong plus (needs to understand how to assort for stores + web, as a web is a big opportunity for our PL business with different needs than stores)

Oversees all categories. Team of 2 (assistant and MA) with room for growth as the business expands.

Sr. Buyer to oversee our Private Label team and join our HQ team based in New York. The Sr. Buyer is responsible for setting the overall fashion direction and strategy of the Private Label buying department to ensure that sales and profitability targets are met. You will be tasked with supporting 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 in a vertical multi-channel business, strong financial acumen, proven ability to adapt seasonal trends into assortment strategies, developing and motivating a team, ability to partner with Design and Production, collaboration and entrepreneurialism.

What you'll do
Drive long term strategy and business objectives for multiple divisions reflecting department positioning within the larger company.

Proactively build department, vendor and category strategy to strengthen core businesses. Identify opportunities to expand into new categories and drive process to execute this

Develop and execute business strategies and enlist cross functional support and partnership

Review orders with the team, lead internal style outs and present strategy to Chief Merchant and cross functional partners

Partner with production team to monitor vendor negotiations and strengthen long term relationships with suppliers and factories

Work cross functionally with marketing, visual, PR/events, and product training to execute strategy

Partner with Planning team on open to buy, inventory management, selling trends and markdown projections, and assortment planning to achieve financial plans

Participate in line reviews to ensure brand cohesiveness and competitive assortments

Lead merchandising initiatives across department to drive overall brand positioning and financial metrics. Provide feedback, coaching and guidance to help team accomplish objectives and/or further development.

Who you are
Bachelors degree in business or fashion related discipline, preferred, with 8+ years progressive buying experience for a vertical multi channel company

Proven track record of success and ability to drive a business with demonstrated managerial and leadership abilities

Proven ability to create product assortments to meet customer needs

Strong business and financial analysis skills, and retail math acumen

Keen fashion sense and trend forecasting ability

Excellent communication, negotiation and problem solving skills

Willingness to travel domestically and internationally when required

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