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ASSOCIATE BUYER, Womenswear, Shoes & Accessories & Licensed Goods
Location
New York City, New York
Country
United States
Region
NY Metro
Position type
Permanent
Category
Retail
Job Function
Buyer
Merchandiser

ASSOCIATE BUYER, Womenswear, Shoes & Accessories & Licensed Goods

HUGO BOSS is globally renowned as a successful fashion and lifestyle brand. On the one hand, we have our passion for extraordinary design and high expectations regarding fabrics, processing and fitting to thank. On the other hand, we like to encourage our team of almost 13,800 employees to think outside the box. After all, different perspectives enhance creativity and performance and result in products that are sold in 126 countries at over 7,600 sales points around the globe.

The Associate Buyer is responsible for supporting the Womenswear, Shoes and Accessories, and Licensed Products department for USA | CAN | MEX and supporting the Sr.| Buyer in developing assortments that meet the needs of the customer in DOS stores and shops.  This includes aiding the Buyer(s) in driving direction and performance in several merchandise categories while working with cross functional partners to identify challenges and maximize business opportunities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supports Sr. | Buyer in developing product assortments that support consumer demand in DOS stores and shops.
  • Has direct communication with stores and shops regarding product needs, special orders and stock inquiries.
  • Supports with market appointment preparation by providing merchandise trend, sales and performance analysis that is relevant both globally, regionally and by country for most effective decision making.
  • Enter all seasonal collection buys with accuracy and attention to detail.  Track product delivery into the markets.
  • Informs on current selling trends, consumer buying patterns and helps predict future trends for consumer reaction.
  • Create, prepare, communicate and present product knowledge for 4 seasonal collections.  Partner with Buyers, Creative & Brand, and Store Training departments to ensure selling features of product are highlighted for the retail store teams.
  • Determine product assortment and inventory management for Licensed Products. Partner with outside vendors to create product knowledge and conduct trainings.
  • Analyze full price seasonal performance and based on results, recommend markdown percentage to Planner(s).
  • Analyze full price seasonal performance and based on results, recommend key information to Allocator(s).
  • Partner with various resources to conduct daily responsibilities i.e. AG, Planning, Allocation, Wholesale, Regional and Store Management, Distribution and Licensed Vendors.

System Technology:

  • Utilizes standard reporting through web based merchandise systems SAP Retail | BIS Reporting.
  • Utilizes SAP | AFS for merchandise inquiry management and communication.
  • Utilizes Microsoft PowerPoint for Product Knowledge Presentations for USA.CAN.MEX.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business | Merchandising or 3+ years retail experience.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office & PC operation
  • Adapts to shifting circumstances In business environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Fashion Product & Trend Awareness
  • Build cross functional partnerships
  • Self-motivated with a positive “can-do” attitude
HUGO BOSS offers its employees exceptional working conditions in an international environment. If you are interested in the fashion sector and challenges inspire your ambition, we would like to get to know you. 
We look forward to your online application at jobs.hugoboss.com 
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