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Buyer Licensed Apparel

Location: Texas
Experience: Standard Management (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Industry: Consumer Products and Services / Retail & Wholesale

Buyer – Licensed Apparel

 

Are you ready to LOVE where you WORK and LOVE where you LIVE, and take your Buying experience to the next level?

 

Bayside Search Group is currently looking for a Buyer position for Licensed Apparel with a GROWING multi-channel retailer with close to 300 stores and expanding.  This is one of the top categories in the company.  This retailer is in one of the best locations in the Southwest and has tons of growth opportunity potential.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years of Retail Buying or Category Management preferably in the Licensed Apparel area with all genders within a growing retail or muti-channel ecommerce organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience required
  • Able to maintain the customer perspective as a driving force behind business decisions/activities; implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs
  • Strong ability to communicate information and ideas through a variety of media that engages and helps audience understand the message
  • Proficient at developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and the management of multiple categories in a fast paced, frequently changing environment while remaining detailed and organized
  • Experience with providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn retail management system software programs
  • Up to 15% of domestic and international travel, overnight stays as needed

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Category Management Team to drive sales, manage inventory, and achieve the financial goals of the department
  • Manage the Open to Buy process and identify Key Performance Indicators
  • Educate Assistant Buyers on analyzing, buying, inventory management, open-to-buy, imports, logistics, including additional areas as needed
  • Complete assortment planning and product lifecycles Establish a negotiation strategy that includes pricing, vendor terms, and opportunity buys
  • Maintain comprehensive category management knowledge including market, customer, and product
  • Create and communicate a strategic vision for the department, including visual merchandising strategies
  • Professionally develop, mentor, train, and manage the performance of Assistant Buyer(s)
  • Responsible for vendor management, vendor allowance collections, and vendor strategy
  • Analyze product performance to strategically markdown product, effectively visually merchandise the category, and drive sales through merchandising
  • Collaborate with eCommerce Merchandiser to identify assortment, placement, promotions, and marketing strategies
  • Analyze the supply chain process and make recommendations to meet customer demand
  • Generate and leverage reports for effective decision making
  • Collaborate to create financial plans that will align with organizational goals
  • Partner with suppliers on product development, as well as the Global Sourcing department on private product label development, as needed

WHAT THIS COMPANY OFFERS:

  • Competitive base salary and bonus potential
  • Relocation assistance
  • Great work-life balance- Friday afternoons off program
  • Full Healthcare benefits
  • 401K Stock Purchase plan
  • Future growth opportunities within an expanding organization

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Reference Id: 3932
Recruiter: Larry Scofield
Recruiter Email: larry@baysidesearchgroup.com
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