Urban Outfitters: Senior Buyer, Mens Denim/Bottoms

URBN
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full time

Job description

Title Senior Buyer

Reports to DMM

Supervises

Merchandise Assistant, Assistant Buyer, and Associate Buyer

Overview

The Senior Buyer is responsible for creating an exciting and timely product

assortment for our omni-channel business that meets or exceeds the sales

volume and profits for their respective departments. They are to execute the

vision of the DMM / Leadership and intuitively respond to customer feedback,

market trends and sales performance. The Senior Buyer is responsible for the

success of their business unit and is expected to use their fashion intuition to

direct the assortment.

Responsibilities

· Analyze weekly and monthly sales, stock and on-order with the goal of

optimizing sales and minimizing markdowns.

· Manage the OTB and partner with the DMM / Planning Team to adjust

where necessary to ensure that sales and margin are optimized by class.

· Manage styles to the plan, ensuring that each item is a winner and that the

assortment is properly balanced across looks, silhouettes, fabrics, patterns,

color, price points, etc., taking the correct inventory position with key items and

fringe and/or newness.

· Work with Design, Product Development and Production to manage the

timeline on all product development.

· Ensure that vendor relations are optimal i.e., getting the best possible

prices, quality and service levels with an appropriate level of “partnership” from

the Market.

· Work with the DMM, GMM, CEO and team on a regular, formalized basis to

ensure the unity and appropriateness of the assortments.

· Partner with Digital Merchandising Team, Marketing and Visual

Merchandising to ensure omni-channel synergy and Buy intent alignment.

Qualifications

· Minimum 7 years of buying experience with a retailer.

· Experience managing a team.

· Four-year degree in Fashion or Business preferred.

· An understanding of the customer’

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