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Buyer - Women's Accessories

Job title: Buyer - Women's Accessories
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Irvine
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 427098
Contact name: Lauren Cervantes
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Leading Surf / Skate Brand in OC is looking to bring on a Buyer to their Womans accessories team!

 

Hybrid – x2 onsite

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•            Responsible for meeting planned sales, margin and inventory turnover goals, and for their designated areas.

•            Develop and instill focused merchandise assortment strategies and inventory management.

•            Supervise, coach and develop Associate Buyer, Assistant Buyer, and Administrative Assistant (with a fully developed department).

•            Partners with Allocation, Marketing, and Visual teams to ensure correct execution of assortments in store.

•            Monitors performance versus plan to identify trend opportunities.

•            Manages all aspects of the merchandise offering-selection, negotiation, promotion, and disposition.

•            Develops customer driven assortments that support departmental goals and key item focus.

•            Provides collaborative guidance, direction and support to the planning organization in the development of financial merchandise and key item plans.

•            Ensures the merchandise selection matches customer needs.

•            Ensures merchandise mix balances quantity, style, size and price consistent with the company and individual market requirements.

•            Attend relevant trade shows, markets and events to observe market trends, gather product information, selects merchandise, and establishes business relationships with viable vendors.

•            Visits stores to evaluate merchandise mix, observes competition, weighs individual store needs and translate findings into executable product plans.

•            Develops and maintains relationships with vendors.

•            Maintains company’s standards and code of ethics both inside the organization and when dealing with outside vendors

•            Partners with the Planner to complete accurate forecasts by evaluating financial information, current trends and anticipated market changes that impact buy decisions and strategies.

•            Ensures promotional execution accuracy (pricing, signage, etc.)

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

•            Proficient in the use of Excel and MS Word.

•            Strong merchandising, product, and analytical skills.

•            Demonstrated leadership and decision making skills.

•            Retail math literacy and application of concepts to daily operations.

•            Detail oriented and organized.

•            Must be able to communicate in a professional manner and respond with timeliness.

•            Resourceful and able to research problems and recommend solutions.

•            Strong written and verbal communication skills.

•            Trend and fashion awareness with ability to understand current trends, competition and market.

•            Ability to reprioritize projects frequently.

•            Independent, self-motivated, team player.

•            Able to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and management.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

•            5 years minimum of retail Buying experience in department store or specialty store chain required.

•            High School Diploma required.

•            Bachelors Degree from a four year college or university preferred; or four years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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