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Job Title
BUYER - Bebe
Location
Los Angeles, California
Country
United States
Region
Southern California
Reference Number
11695
Position type
Permanent
Category
Apparel
Retail
Job Function
Buyer
Manufacturing
Sourcing / Vend Compliance
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

BUYER - Bebe

 

Specific Responsibilities

 

We are seeking talented individuals to join our growing team. You'll be part of a team of dedicated professionals applying your vision and talent to the shared goal of satisfying the fashion needs of the modern, confident, and sophisticated woman. 

 

What you’ll be doing at bebe

Do you have style, business strategy, and marketing know how all rolled into one?  How about the ability to forecast using a thorough knowledge of past fashion trends and an awareness of current industry developments coupled with problem solving and analytical ability? The Ideal candidate for Merchant position supports the product development and financial planning process in accordance with line plan and production calendar for specific product lines; reviews selling at the retail level to provide analysis for future plans; acts as a liaison between design, tech, production, marketing, planning and allocations; Drives category performance in Comp Sales %, Comp Gross Margin $, and Turn to achieve Divisional Income Goal.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Develop and execute merchandising strategies that maximize sales, margin, inventory turnover, visual presentation and customer satisfaction
  • Own the Merchandising strategy as well as Inventory management for bebe.com. Responsible for sales volume, margin performance and inventory turn
  • Responsible to partner with manager to develop seasonal strategies that align with overall strategic vision
  • Develop and articulate a point of view about product assortment and business opportunities weekly. Maintains comprehensive oversight of all phases of managing the business: OTB, sales reporting (re-caps), and communicates findings and action steps
  • Partner with Planning to maximize sales and profit
  • Support the conceptual development of future lines by generating style recap, analyzing prior best sellers and design trend boards, regional summaries, trend analyses and competitive market research reports
  • Initiate and maintain a strong and open communication with corporate partners including Design, Production, Tech Team, Merchants and Visual Team
  • Shop market for trend research, competitive product and business strategies
 

 

Skills and Requirements

 

 

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Retail Administration, Merchandising, Business, or other related field and/or related experience preferred
  • Ability to thrive in a high-stress and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and strong problem-solving and skills
  • Own the merchandising strategies and buy for both brick & mortar stores and online
  • Own seasonal planning and in-season forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Site and Market research
  • Trend research and analyses
  • Works well with cross functional partners to effectively drive business

 

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