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Job Title: Buyer

Start Date: 8/14/17

End Date: 1/12/18

 

**Our Fortune 500 Fashion Client is looking for a Buyer to join their team in San Francisco for a 5 month long contract**

 

DESCRIPTION: 

• Contribute to the success of the Department through developing and driving seasonal strategies for category/class that meet or exceed the Division and Business Unit's financial goals. 

• Provide analysis to support the development of Department seasonal strategies that meet financial targets. 

• Rank styles based on historical and current product performance and identify redundancies in the product assortment. 

• Review monthly open-to-buy for category/class; provide accurate monthly/seasonal receipt flow information; execute to the sales margin and promotional markdown cadence. 

• Provide information to develop key concepts, key items, promotional strategies and assortments that are commercially viable and provide exciting store experiences. 

• Understand product trends, historical data and departmental input at category/class level in order to manage in-season opportunities or risks. 

• Understand competitive environment; proactively see market knowledge through exposure to competitive retail outlets. 

• Influence others to achieve results. 

• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of cross-functional teams (Design, Production, Planning, Distribution). 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

• Bachelors Degree or equivalent. 

• 2+ years of retail buying experience. 

• Experience as a Merchandiser/Merchandise Planner/IM planner/Buyer or equivalent. 

• Strong analytical skills. 

• Possess a strong working knowledge of financial measurements. 

• Demonstrate a point of view about product assortment and business opportunities. 

• Maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals. 

• Demonstrate strong listening, verbal, written and presentation skills. 

• Customer oriented. 

• Meticulous attention to details 

• Polished presentation skills internally to teams and outwardly to clients 

• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel 

• Ability to communicate with senior leaders across the organization 

• Comfortable with ambiguity and filling “white space” 

 

 

QUALITIES:

• Results orientation 

• Resilience 

• An ability to take risks and learn 

• A collaborative style and enjoyment in working with a results-driven, cross-functional team 

• Integrity and alignment with company values 

• Confidence and perseverance 

• The ability to work effectively in a fast paced, ever-changing environment 

 

4 MOST IMPORTANT COMPETENCIES FOR THIS ROLE: 

1. Driving Results 

2. Strategic orientation 

3. Experimentation 

4. Accountability 

 

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