Solstice Sunglasses

Senior Buyer/ Manager

US-NY-New York
1 week ago(12/5/2017 4:02 PM)

Overview

The Senior Buyer/Manager  responsibilities are to successfully deliver a well-planned merchandise assortment to satisfy the Solstice Sunglasses customer and execute our company’s strategic objectives. The Senior Buyer/Manager  will lead and develop a team of 4 while implementing merchandise strategies to reach or exceed sales and gross margin goals. The Senior Buyer/Manager  will collaborate with field, corporate teams and external venders in all aspects of the day to day operations, ensuring effective and timely interdepartmental communication and partnerships. In addition, the Senior Buyer/Manager will have exceptional skills with analyzing data and reacting to performance by category, class, style and location.

 

Responsibilities

 

  •  Execute and lead merchandise strategies to deliver financial goals through distinct merchandise assortments, pricing strategies, and merchandise management through partnership with Director of Merchandising
  • Assists in developing analytical techniques for the department in all aspects of merchandising management
  • Contribute in the development of the department by working collaboratively and being a team leader in seeking process improvements, promoting cost savings, and competence development
  • Ability to expedite purchase orders and liaise while providing guidance to the team, as needed.
  • Partner with Marketing team on marketing initiatives and promotions
  • Perform continuous competitor and market analysis by researching various mediums for emerging trends in color, materials, and categories, in addition to price points and promotional campaigns from competitors
  • Passion for product development
  • Develop strong vendor relationships, monitors industry trends, evaluates competition, and attend major markets
  • Manage all operational responsibilities of your business (i.e. order entry, style setup, selling recaps, etc.). Provide concise and detailed recaps of product opportunities on weekly basis.
  • Implement a merchandise assortment plan using market trend analysis that supports the financial and merchandising objectives
  • Develop/ Conduct analysis and reports based on performance by category, class, style and locations
  • Identify product opportunities, trends, and offerings which will impact the business and provide results
  • Analyze sales trend, key items, vendor profitability and aged inventory as well as making recommendations for driving improved performance
  • Ability to manage selections for Omni Channel, ecommerce assortment

Qualifications

 

  • BA / BS degree
  • 5+ years Buying Experience   
  • Fashion background
  • Strong financial skills.
  • Accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be creative and demonstrate an instinctive understanding of the luxury retail market
  • Outstanding communication skills both written and oral.
  • Proficient in Retail systems
  • Advanced Excel
  • An analytical mind
  • Ability to delegate appropriately
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Confidence to make decision and resolve issues.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.

 

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