Buyer-Women's Tops/Bottoms (Off Price)

Job Title
Buyer-Women's Tops/Bottoms (Off Price)

New York


Job Type
Full-Time Regular

Our client is a fast-growing off price retailer with Buying HQ in NYC.  This is a new position reflecting continued growth and company expansion.

Our client is a fast-growing off price retailer with Buying HQ in NYC. This is a new position reflecting continued growth and company expansion.

Job Title:

BUYER-Women's Tops/Bottoms

Department: Merchandising
Location: Store Support Center
PURPOSE: Responsible for the sales, inventory turn, and profitability of the department to which they are assigned. Must execute business strategies, identify opportunities, and source innovative products that will ensure our position as a leader in the marketplace.
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports directly to DMM. Works closely with Associate Buyers.
 Analyzes and manages business for future growth through experience, relationships, and information
 Maximizes performance of current product assortments
 Initiates, develops, and maintains vendor relationships
 Understands business classifications and gains insight from vendors, trade shows, customers, etc. to aggressively exploit all opportunities
 Identifies new, innovative products and other opportunities to grow the business
 Develops Associate Buyers to assume the next level of responsibility
 Develops and maintains effective professional relationships with all levels throughout the company COMPETENCIES OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE DECISION QUALITY: Make correct decisions based on analysis, experience, and judgment. DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Push themselves and others consistently to meet or exceed goals. MANAGING AND MEASURING: Assign responsibility and set clear, measurable objectives. NEGOTIATING: Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can settle differences with minimum noise; can win concessions without damaging relationships; can be direct and forceful as well as diplomatic; gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations; has a good sense of timing. PLANNING: Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results. BRAND CUSTOMER FOCUS: Establish a relationship with customers to glean first-hand information that will enhance their experience and our products and services. GROWTH ACTION ORIENTED: Enjoy working hard and enthusiastically take on new challenges. Focus on solutions—not problems. FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL SKILLS: Accomplish a job with complete technical and functional knowledge and skills. PRODUCT DRIVE VISUAL STANDARDS: Represents and reinforces the brand in a positive manner through a variety of products that appeals to all customers; maximizes use of products in order to drive profitable sales. PURCHASING: Establish specifications in terms of optimal quantity to purchase, quality, and the cost; select suppliers according to the type of product, quality provided by the supplier and the possibility of partnership. PEOPLE ETHICS AND VALUES: Adhere to appropriate core values and beliefs during good and bad times; act in line with those values. PEER RELATIONS: Find common ground and solve problems in a balanced manner that gains the trust and support of peers. APPROACHABILITY: Build rapport and put others at ease; easy to talk to; listen. TEAMWORK & COLLABORATION: Demonstrates a commitment to the mission and motivated to combine the team’s energy and expertise to achieve a common objective. SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT: Form partnerships with suppliers based on mutual business value principles; compatibility of interests, mutual need, openness, and trust; develop partnerships with suppliers who provide a value. PERFORMANCE MEASURES
 Cost-Profit Relationships
 Economic Indicators/Trends
 Communication
 Product Mix
 Dealing with Conflict
 Planning
 Order Fulfillment
 Working Relationships QUALIFICATIONS
 Four year college degree (or equivalent experience)
 Minimum of three years as a Buyer in an off-price multi-unit organization
 Highly regarded reputation in the marketplace
 Domestic/international travel and product sourcing
 Multiple task management
 Able to set priorities, meet deadlines, and able to accomplish team objectives
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability and willingness to travel on a regular basis
 Proven demonstrated team player
 Strong PC and analytical skills
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