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Job Title
BUYER - Watches
Location
Brampton, Ontario
Country
Canada
Region
Canada
Reference Number
170000BN
Position type
Permanent
Category
Retail
Job Function
Buyer
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

BUYER - Watches

 

Role Mandate:

Develop and execute merchandise strategies to deliver sales and gross margin goals through focused merchandise assortments, marketing and pricing strategies, and merchandise management.

Responsibilities:

 

• Executes vendor selection, develops strong vendor relationships, monitors industry trends, evaluates competition, and attend major markets

• Executes the merchandise strategy, completes top level seasonal buys to ensure optimal productivity by style, and reacts to trends in-season

• Understand nuances of the Internet business and executes appropriate merchandising strategy for differing retail channels

• Partners with Planner to develop the assortment matrix

• Works with Planning team to analyze class, vendor and replenishment assortment both at the top line level and by door

• Manages the bi-monthly forecasting of sales, markdowns and inventories through the OTB process. Negotiates and partners with vendors to maintain gross margin profitability

 

Qualifications

Job Requirements:

 

• 3+ years Merchant experience

• Bachelors Degree

• Advanced computer skills in Excel required (macros, v-lookups, pivot tables, complex formulas, etc.)

• Excellent communication, presentation, analytical and strategic thinking skills

• Ability to interact and report on business with cross functional teams and across all levels of management

• Strong leadership and problem solving skills, adaptability/flexibility and initiative

• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast paced environment

• Strong negotiation and analytical skills

 

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