Fashion

Fulltime
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Job# 24947 BH# 330141
Contact# 5813575

Buyer, Bags & Hardgoods

Client Overview: 

Our client is a leading specialty retailer, offering well-known brands for comfortable apparel, shoes, and accessories for men and women. Their unique, innovative, and high-quality merchandise enables every individual to achieve every day in comfort and style.

Position Overview:

In this role, you would be responsible for overseeing all aspects of buying for bags and hardgoods. You would manage the selection, purchasing, and delivery of footwear categories.

Responsibilities:

• Oversee opportunistic buying based on vendors or classifications; achieve targeted sales and margin performance
• Direct balancing assortments receipts and flexing from flow versus pack and hold; conduct comprehensive research for online and retail marketplaces; identify opportunities, trends, and labels 
• Practice fiscal responsibility by negotiating pack and hold goods to offset additional costs of storing merchandise, such as additional dating and vendors holding merchandise
• Develop highly strategic buying plans by leveraging data and market trends to achieve forecasted sales targets and drive optimal sales performance 
• Identify new opportunities, pursue new vendors, and source new markets; establish and maintain strong relationships with various cross-functional partners, including executive management

• Build strong relationships with vendors and exhibit trust, integrity, and follow-up; visit showrooms, select products, and handle negotiations

Key Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree

• Buyer experience in a retail environment