Director DTC Buying - Factory Outlet

Portland, Oregon, USA
Posted 7 days ago
Full time

Job description

Drive Buying process across Factory Outlets. Provide strategic input to OTB planning and management, defining optimal volumes to provided channel ranges. Steer in-season Trading decisions to meet store stock requirements. Ensure the achievement of market KPIs and global guidelines.
Key Responsibilities
- Drive buying process for the assigned channels and assure right volumes are bought following market OTB plans, following Channel Ranges provided by Market CTC Assortment Plan teams
- Drive the submission of initial seasonal forecasts into applicable systems for horizontal review by global functions at key milestones
- Drive the size breakdowns process assuring they are created according to market needs and incorporated in the buying process
- Accountable for market seasonal stock position assuring the right volumes are available in stores and distribution centers, and inform of changes to Allocation teams
- Orchestrate market in-season trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product, stock intakes and in-season markdowns
- Drive input to Market CTC Assortment Planning teams in regards to range needs by store tier
- Owns market relevant store tiering process following global store tiering guidance, in collaboration with CTC Assortment Planning teams
- Responsible for effective flow of stock from regular DTC channels to FO channels to assure product relevance in regular stores, adequate stock clearance and margin optimization
- Drive the creation of FO Assortment Plans planned production according to guidance provided by Global FO range
- Build and leverage relationships with cross-functional teams (e.g. Buying, Planning, Marketing, Allocation) to obtain information necessary to achieve business objectives
Key Relationships
- Global Sales & Retail Operations
- Global CTC DTC teams (inc. Global FO teams)
- Global CTC Pricing & Segmentation teams
- Global DBC team
- Market CTC 8esp. Assortment Planning and Price Architecture)
- Market Finance Team
- Market Op teams


- Possess a strong skill set needed for pre-season Buying for a multichannel direct-to-consumer (own retail) global brand, acquired through advanced training, studies, and relevant working experience
- Broad knowledge of merchandising and retail supply and operations topics and good knowledge of other functional areas involved in the Buying process
- Experience in Leading and Developing Teams - ensure organizational efficiency through effective motivation, training and development of the internal teams using prior experience(s) in people management and foster strong relationships and team spirit
- Good understanding of brand building and consumer perspective
- Strong influencer and natural collaborator
- Holistic thinker - establish and drive end-to-end strategies and initiatives encompassing multiple functions
- Manage the Business (processes, budgets, & projects)
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications
- University degree in business, ideally with marketing and sales focus or equivalent professional experience

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