Buying

Acheteur Homme Sénior // Senior Menswear Buyer

As Senior Menswear Buyer you will be responsible for executing the strategy, planning, selection and buying of all commodities related to the men’s division. This role reports directly to the Buying Manager. The ideal candidate should have an exceptional eye for the latest industry trends in fashion; ability to develop and source new products through the precise execution of a well-conceived merchandise strategy; a team player that can effectively communicate and work alongside the other departments in the organisation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Hold ownership of the seasonal purchasing budget, selection and strategy for a specific group of designers and categories
  • Select products to create a consistent buy message that is true to the SSENSE brand
  • Achieve target budgets, margins and sell-throughs
  • Negotiate and enforce terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Plan range of products in coordination with the Planning team
  • Work with suppliers to achieve early delivery times and meet plan
  • Submit seasonal buying reports including trends, special collections and focus areas
  • Feed the Marketing and Creative teams with product content in order to create seasonal campaigns
  • Liaise with the styling team to ensure product is accurately depicted
  • Work with Assistant Buyer to ensure weekly repeats and returns are performed
  • Stay abreast of trends and identify new designers
  • Act as a brand ambassador and build strong relationships with suppliers

 REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor degree in relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in buying, preferably in a multi-brand environment
  • Proven experience as a buyer in the luxury market
  • Confidence and credibility with solid track record in networking and negotiating
  • Well spoken and articulate with excellent oral communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills including perfect spelling and grammar
  • Excellent analytical skills with a strong understanding of retailing math
  • Strong sense of personal style

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