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Footwear Buyer/Sr. Buyer

Job title: Footwear Buyer/Sr. Buyer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Los Angeles
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 431096
Contact name: Melissa Llanes

Job description

Our Los Angeles based client is looking to bring on a Footwear Buyer with experience working in women's footwear.  Candidate must have some experience working in development as well.  Candidates without footwear experience will not be considered.  

Buyer Overview:

As the Buyer, you will be responsible for assisting with managing all aspects of buying. You will manage the selection, purchasing, and delivery of assigned categories.

Buyer Responsibilities:

• Oversee opportunistic buying based on vendors or classifications and achieve targeted sales and margin performance
• Direct balancing assortments receipts and flexing from flow versus pack and hold and conduct comprehensive research for online and retail marketplaces
• 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, source new markets, and maintain strong relationships with various cross-functional partners

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

Buyer Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Proven Buyer experience in women's footwear

• Strong negotiation and vendor relationship management skills

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