Work as an Assistant Buyer for an iconic Australian Retail company!
Rare opportunity for Women's Buyer across a wide portfolo of product categories!
About Our Client
My client is a truly exciting name in Australian retail. They have a strong history and a unique offering synonmous with mixing lifestyle, culture and fashion into a one stop shopping destination. With a huge store network and presence nationally- this is a rare opportunity to put your stamp on all women's categories.
Manage sales, margin and inventory levels of allocated product categories against set budgets and adjust orders when required
-Control inventory levels through stock releases and movement (transfers) between stores
-Analyse sales reports and respond appropriately
-Ensure stock levels fit into set budgets through adjusting indent orders
-Identify and analyze market trends with a focus to improve sales
-Forecast styles and sales
-Complete competitor analysis regularly on styles, price points, and sales
-Negotiate costs and delivery timeframes with suppliers
-Negotiate and ensure timely collection of trade income (rebates, sales and return)
-Set retail price points that are both profitable and competitive
-Set budgets based on Company guidelines for stock releases and open to buy (OTB)
-Develop product range and pre-line plans
-Liaise with the Women's Production Team for in-house designs (if developing product)
-Provide design briefs to the Graphics Team (if image design if required)
-Provide feedback to suppliers on current and future products
-Select promotion and window display stock and analyse performance
-Support all product based social media, marketing and EDM campaigns providing product and competitor marketing analysis
-Provide feedback fortnightly to the Online Stylist and Studio Team on product shots and styling based in competitor reviews
-Ensure regular communication with stores and the Sales team to obtain product feedback to maximise sales
-Ensure regular communication with the following teams, Marketing, Visual Merchandising and Loss Prevention, to ensure product is correctly marketed, displayed and security tagged
The Successful Applicant
Excellent analytical and numerical skills
-The ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels (both written and verbal)
-The ability to build strong working relationships with suppliers
-The ability to make sound decisions in a fast paced environment
-The ability to organise, prioritise and manage time effectively
-The ability to work to deadlines
-High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
-Intermediate MS Office experience
-Well rounded administrative skills
What's on Offer
This role is offering the opportunity to get exposure within an iconic national retailer. You will be instrumental in driving all women's categories. You will also have access to senior stakeholders within the business with a clear path for ongoing career progression.
Offering a competitive salary and benefits package.