Senior Buyer- Apparel

QVC
West Chester, PA, USA
Posted 21 hours ago
Full timeRetail
The Opportunity

QVC goes beyond transactional E-commerce and traditional Brick-and-Mortar, providing customers with a world's class merchandising assortment. What our merchants love about QVC is the instant gratification from our business and our customer! As a leader in Video Commerce, our super power is connecting and building trust with our customer, understanding her and doing everything with her in mind. We do this by curating products with compelling values, entertaining her across all of our platforms through product discovery and storytelling, and delivering upon our promise of quality. If you are a lover of Women's Fashion, the Sr. Buyer of Apparel oversees over $600M business with over 12 amazing brands! Responsibilities include: developing and delivering multi-platform business plans and strategies that meet the financial goals, driving innovation, new brands / ideas and out-of the-box concepts to lead white space opportunities and creating the vision for the office, and working across the organization to accomplish these strategies. Also, motivating a inspired team that helps to deliver. You will work with the Apparel GMM VP as a primary backup as there is no DMM in the division.

Our Team

  • This office has ownership over 12 award-winning fashion brands where you will put your private label / PD hat on to lead the way! While you will manage 3-4 direct reports the total office comprises of 9 merchants supporting the portfolio of 12 brands.
  • Brand volume can range from new and nurture brands and fashion brands at several stages in their lifecycle.

Your Impact

  • Build buying office strategies and manage the daily office functions overseeing 12 fashion brands. 50% of these brands will be designer celebrity brands and the other 50% are market vendor apparel brands.
  • Develop and deliver multi-platform short and mid-range business plans that exceed the financial goals.
  • Develop multi-platform plans to deliver sales, productivity, adjusted gross margin, TSV/TS achievement rates and inventory plans. Identify areas of growth while managing areas of risk.
  • Create the vision for the Apparel Fashion Buying area with a focus on contemporary and classic brands.
  • Deliver the buying strategy for the team, not only for direct team, but also for teams.
  • Seek and analyze data from a variety of sources to support decisions and align others with the buying strategy.
  • Accelerate product discovery by leaning into new categories and product adjacencies.

What You Bring

  • Experience with Fashion, Apparel industry, developing private label, market vendor partnerships, and identifying. Experience leading private label apparel brands is required.
  • Years of Leadership, leading and empowering teams. You will have 3 direct reports and 9 merchants under layers of this buying office so sound leadership is what we're looking for.
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in a Retail Buying role. You are a Senior Buyer or Category Manager today, who has managed a large assortment in apparel private label and market vendors.
  • Builder of relationships/networks throughout the organization. You will partner with Global Sourcing, Design, Tech Design, Broadcasting and Digital.
  • Provide thoughts and opinions to senior management and be the face of 12 brands.
  • Draw relevant conclusions to have positive effects on business.
  • Experience with creative-thinking to achieve results.

This role does not offer remote work to talent located in NYC.

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