Senior Womenswear Buyer

Montreal Fashion JobsMain Duties:
1. Drive growth of the department through the development of merchandise assortments
2. Consistently deliver on or above target results to plan
3. Develop creative and innovative strategies to drive a business plan, manage open to buy
4. Work closely with planning to manage the open to buy as far as receipts, sales, margin, markdowns and weeks of stock
5. Lead and manage the line planning, pricing, and product creation process including style/color plan and sizing strategy.
6. Analyze performance and plans to help identify sales and margin opportunities that can exceed plan
7. Find trend right product and drive department growth through assortment planning, adapt to new trends in the market
8. Lead business meetings and collaborate with the visual team and ongoing management in the development and exeution of floor sets
9. Lead, coach and develop junior buyers and merchandise assistant team.
10. Shift ownership and responsibility to direct reports and provide opportunity to demonstrate skills

Criteria:
1. Minimum 7 years experience as a retail fashion womenswear buyer
2. Dec or bachelors degree in fashion marketing, business aministration, finance or a related field
3. Strong sense of style and knowledge of fashion trends
4. Strong product knowledge and a balance of analytical and creative abilities to positively affect the bottom line
5. Strong financial and analytical skills. Solid planning skills with experience managing an open to buy
6. Strong ability to work in teams. Strong computer skills
7. In depth understanding of the brand and target market

Contact Jeff Goldstein

jgoldstein@proforce.ca

 

 

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