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Job# 37569 BH# 394724
Contact# 6313558

Men's Retail Buyer

 

Men’s Retail Buyer

 

The Retail Buyer will build assortment strategies to gain market share and drive revenue for Monobrand Stores in North America.

 

Key Accountabilities

 

  • Build assortment strategies to gain market share and drive revenue for the men’s ready to wear business
  • Collaborate with internal partners in US and Italy to establish long-term, viable business growth opportunities.
  • Formulate and execute selection, range, assortment and promotion of merchandise in assigned product category by store need and demographic.
  • Consistently analyze in season sales performance and make recommendations to Managing Director and team.
  • In close partnership with Planning team:
    • Communicate weekly business performance; suggest follow up strategies to business partners to drive full price sales.
    • Analyze and run ad-hoc reports to identify business drivers and possible liabilities.
    • Execute key performance indicators, sell thru and gross margin, across all doors.
    • Evaluate OTB in areas of sales, markdowns, receipts to identify and place re-orders.
  • Partner with the Planning Analyst to continually manage the men’s ready to wear business thru in season analysis.
  • Manage order file, liaise with stores regarding product availability and communicate opportunities with stores.
  • Strategize timing and fulfillment of replenishment and merchandise consolidations.
  • Participate in store visits to enhance knowledge of customer base and profile.
  • Create strategy to track seasonal marketing campaigns, analyze campaign matrix to identify performance against buy.

Desired Skills & Experience

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in buying and/or planning
  • Ready to wear experience preferred
  • High level of proficiency in Excel, Word and familiarity of inventory systems
  • Willingness and ability to travel 30-40%
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities.
  • Self-starter and motivated to drive projects to completion while having an aptitude to lead team