Senior Buyer

Aquent
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 19 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail

Multi-brand online retailer is hiring at Sr. Buyer on a permanent basis. This position is based in Los Angeles. The Sr Buyer may work from home when not in the field (at Los Angeles Vendor locations).

As a Sr. Buyer, you will create and develop business strategies and assortment plans to deliver sales and profits in line with strategies set by the brand's VP of Merchandising. You will identify category opportunities and recommend new products or concepts. You will champion the business byleading the product assortments, negotiating and developing strategic vendor partnerships, and independently driving all aspects of your fast-paced business. As our LA-based representative to our vendors,you will be actively in market, cultivating existing partnerships and developing new ones.

***MUST have experience within an eCommerce and fast-fashion environment***

Responsibilities

 Delivers on financial goals

Build strong relationships with vendors, focusing on vendor management and development

Be actively in market weekly, finding new resources and reporting back on emerging trends

 Analyze, present and recap sales trends and results to leadership and cross-functional partners

Develop and communicate annual and seasonal business merchandising strategies

 Select seasonal and core product assortment to drive the business forward

 Collaborate with Inventory Planning to develop annual and seasonal financial plans.

 Identify and recommend new business opportunities to drive future growth.

 Analyze competitive market and provide observations and analysis of findings.

 Execute SWOT analysis as needed of market for competitive analysis

 Propose and recommend promotional opportunities to drive sales and customer engagement.

Marketing:

 Communicate key product items, seasonal “big bets” and strategies to develop and finalize marketing plan.

 Communicate digital marketing plans for assigned department(s).

 Influence email and social marketing based on sales demand and inventory levels in the department(s).

Requirements:

 Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of work and experience

 7-10 years Buying/Merchandising experience:fast-fashion experience preferred-experience in ecommerce is a must

 Strong product eye, on top of trends in the fashion space

Working knowledge of San Pedro and surrounding vendor footprint (strongly preferred)

 Demonstrated understanding of merchandising financials and the ability to manage profitability

 Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

 Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills

 Ability to travel a minimum of 10%

Other Requirements

MUST live in Los Angeles area

MUST have reliable transportation for vendor meetings in San Pedro, CA

Client Description

Multi-brand online retailer

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