Fashion Buyer

MINA BAIE
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full time

Mina Baie is a fast growing fashion e-commerce brand that reaches all women in every stage of motherhood whose purpose is to empower, create confidence, and inspire self-expression. Mina Baie offers timeless everyday pieces that elevate every mama’s wardrobe.

Based in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles in sunny SoCal, Mina Baie offers an upbeat work environment.

This role will report directly to our CEO and will be responsible for all purchasing, inventory management and achieving profitability and revenue goals.

Objective:

  1. Create and execute sales forecast and buy plan utilizing best practice forecasting techniques
  2. Communicate effectively with our production and marketing teams to ensure sales goals are met
  3. Provide insight into growth and season trends by reporting and analysis of MINA BAIE Business

Responsibilities:

  • Develop operational forecast based on MB growth and seasonal trends.
  • Align forecast with MB quarterly budgets
  • Recommend buy plan based on in-season demand forecast, safety stock requirements, and qualitative factors
  • Develop and sustain strong vendor relations: negotiate terms of pricing, shipping, discounts, promotional opportunities and returns.
  • Occasionally travel to factories with production team
  • Work closely with production team to understand fluctuating lead times
  • Prepare biweekly sales reports for the marketing team
  • Post season review to compare pre-season forecast with actual forecasts & buys.
  • Build analysis and insights into our business to share with product, merchandising, and sales team & recommend product line adjustments or drops to the business

Skills:

  • Proven analytical and process-driven skills
  • Strong working knowledge of excel & basic statistical demand planning models
  • Demonstrate success in problem solving and multitasking
  • Experience in SKU level and category level planning
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to compile and analyze large sets of data
  • Strong organizational skills – ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate persuasively, influentially, and responsibly across a cross-functional team

Preferred Skills:

  • Handbag and apparel experience
  • Mandarin as a second language is a plus

Education:

  • 5+ years end-to-end supply chain management, inventory, demand forecasting, supply planning, purchasing, logistics and transportation

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