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5450
Buyer - Lifestyle Fashion
Apparel
BC - British Columbia, VANCOUVER
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Summary

Our client is an award-winning Vancouver fashion and lifestyles concept store selling a well-edited mix of women's clothing, home decor, accessories, footwear and gifts. They are a highly successful concept and they're expanding! We are seeking someone with exceptional style, is on top of trends, is creative and can curate fashion storylines and has private label experience.

Contact Michelle Doucette at 604.734.5584 x3 or submit your resume in confidence below.

Description

 

  • Plan and select product assortment within given categories
  • Assist in developing merchandise planning strategies on a seasonal and annual basis
  • Price product to achieve target margins
  • Keep up to date knowledge of fashion trends and economic conditions
  • Source new vendors and product that fits within company esthetic
  • Establish strong working relationships with key vendors
  • Negotiate with vendors to achieve optimal terms and services
  • Control planned purchases, stock levels and deliveries to stay within merchandise plan
  • Manage open to buy within given categories
  • Assist in selection of promotional and marked down products
  • Create, analyze and interpret reports
  • Forecast product needs through historical sales analysis
  • Review and adjust core and carryover programs to avoid sellouts
  • Achieve quantitative performance targets such as sales, margin, and turnover through data analytics and management
  • Analyze competitors to evaluate assortments, prices, merchandise presentation
  • Work cross functionally with inventory control, merchandising, retail, warehouse and marketing to achieve successful movement through the product life cycle
  • Manage and maintain seasonal line plans
  • Attend trade shows in North America

Requirements

  • 3+ years of buying experience within fashion retail industry
  • High level of knowledge and application of retail and business math is a must
  • Keen awareness of fashion trends
  • Strong knowledge and application of excel is a must
  • Articulate and effective communication skills
  • Ability to work/ thrive under pressure in fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Analytical and methodical; taking complex data to create simple output

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