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BUYER, WOMEN'S

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BUYER, WOMEN’S
START DATE: ASAP
CONTRACT: 6 MONTHS
LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO
PAY: $30/HOUR

** A FORTUNE 500 FASHION COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR A PRODUCT FOCUSED BUYER FOR THEIR WOMEN’S ONLINE TEAM **

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist in the creation, management and execution of end to end sales, gross margin and inventory strategies to hit Department or Divisional sales plans
• Collaborate with a centralized Merchandising team to ensure the seasonal, global assortment meets the customer and business needs
• Assist in web management – managing product features, category sorts and seasonal flow strategies that drive customer engagement on site
• Contribute to the financial success of one or more Departments by meeting sales, gross margin, and inventory productivity goals
• Contribute to the development of pre-season class and department financial targets with the Division’s seasonal product strategy and include sales, gross margin and inventory
• Assist in the development of seasonal department or divisional product strategies that align with financial goals of the season
• Create and execute sizing strategies that support department or divisional objectives
• Contribute to the reconciliation of top-down and bottoms-up divisional sales and inventory plans
• Measure weekly, monthly, and quarterly sales and inventory performance by department or division
• Identify and communicate business opportunities and risks through this assessment
• Measure site performance metrics
• Provide recommendations to drive increased customer engagement and sales results on site
• Strategize, recommend, execute, and recap in-season pricing strategies – including seasonal markdowns and promotions
• Develop and manage basic sales and inventory forecasts to maximize sales opportunity while driving optimal inventory service levels and profitability
• Assist in the forecast of in-season sales and inventory trends through the monthly OTB process.
• Develop product, site and financial strategies and mitigate risk
• Hindsight seasonal product and financial results through hindsight process by department or division
• Assist in the development of seasonal product strategies and department / divisional long range plans
• Assist with assortment communication to all cross functional partners
• Communicate changes and updates to production through style tracker/change log
• Deliver on online exclusive business strategies including product recapping, needs analysis and presentation on site
• Execute shop strategies and promotional plans ensuring a compelling product assortment that will meet overall business objectives
• Assist with web management to create a compelling product experience on the site, to include inspirational merchandise presentation, simple and intuitive category navigation and clear accurate product details
• Responsible for timely workflow of web management deliverables and timelines: includes overseeing and validating the work completed by merchandise coordinator
• Attend weekly site meetings – promo outlook, site review, creative review to ensure clarity on all execution
• Review Omniture reporting to understand customer’s preferences. Apply learnings to future concepts, linking and sorting
• Financial Acumen: The ability to use financial metrics to measure the performance of the business. Understand how financial levers impact results

REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s degree
• 5 years of Buying or Merchandising experience
• Ability to read and react to business results, understanding how decisions impact those results
• Ability to quickly develop tool and system proficiency
• Proficiency in enterprise applications (Venus, NOVA, etc)
• Ability to formulate short term tactical plans that are effective, efficient and support business and product strategies
• Ability to effectively sell a point of view to both peers and upper management
• Basic knowledge of international production processes
• Strong presentation skills

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