POSITION SUMMARY: The Buyer, E-Commerce is a seasoned business manager with experience running multiple departments. The Buyer will be responsible for addressing and managing e-commerce challenges and opportunities to support and execute strategic initiatives to achieve sales targets.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:
Handle all aspects of buying for assigned departments and classifications, ensuring that financial targets and plans are met. Set product strategies that align to ~~~/brand strategies.
Align categories with other Sr/Buyers to ensure synergy across ~~~ assortment.
Work to lead entire buying team on special projects/capsules.
Work to own long term growth strategies (i.e. niche categories, new opportunities, etc)
Responsible for growth and development of team of 3 junior buyers
Develop soft skills & direct/redirect team members when necessary
Have business integrity with team, modeling appropriate behaviors
Give team members opportunities for visibility & growth; delegates appropriately
Challenge thought process & guide team to a nuanced understanding of customer
Provide meaningful feedback in a time appropriate manner
Develop pre-season assortment vision tied to site & brand priorities
Collaborate with global (NA, EU + Asia) buying, merchandising and wholesale teams to create a balanced assortment in terms of: brand appropriateness, fashion vision, quality, fit, value, price point, style/SKU count and key item depth
Identify opportunities to maximize sales & profitability; suggest test and learn opportunities
Give appropriate direction to team, depending on level
Take lead role in senior management meetings, presenting in-depth analysis of respective departments and classifications; tells product story succinctly & "sell" point of view.
Be the voice of ~~~ buying, filling in for Sr. Director when necessary
Build and maintain effective business plans and relationships with licensees and third party vendors.
Demonstrate advanced industry wide product knowledge. Deep dive into competitive shopping. Adjust assortment based on findings.
Communicate with design, merchandising, and retail teams on hindsight of ecomm business.
Partner with Planning on managing the Open To Buy, taking action as necessary; recommending changes to reorders, pricing strategies and markdowns.
Drive online product strategy thru partnership with Site Merchant and Site Experience team. Identify long term site enhancements & voice buying perspective through updates/changes.
Partner with Retail Stores team to drive product strategy where possible, especially with outside vendors.
Partner with North America/Global Marketing to align on product priorities within departments/divisions. Push for representation of priorities in global & supplemental shoots.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Experience: Minimum of 5 - 7 years retail buying experience with 1 - 2 years of e-
Commerce exposure (indirect)/experience.
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Strong understanding of the digital space, ~~~ customer, and its unique needs
Strong leadership skills; vocal voice of Buying Team
Ability to create, develop & execute e-commerce strategic initiatives.
Must be highly organized & possess strong analytical skills.
Flexible to deadline demands, ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
Excellent communication skills; Strong presenter to upper management
Must be self-motivated
Ability to multi-task and handle several projects at a time
Exceptional attention to detail
Excellent project management skills
Ability to work in a team based environment
Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
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