Apparel Buyer JustFab
Merchandise Buyer (Apparel - Bottoms and Jackets)
JustFab is the leading fashion-subscription ecommerce site and lifestyle fashion brand that offers members an engaging and personalized shopping experience. 2014/15 will mark a significant expansion into various apparel categories.
The Merchandising Buyer will help grow JustFab?s Apparel category and establish JustFab as the market leader in e-commerce fast-fashion. He/she will be responsible for strategic assortment planning, budget and cost management, direct sourcing of on-trend styles, price negotiations and vendor relations, PO placement, and in-depth sales analysis.
Responsible for strategic monthly assortment planning that is on trend, within budget and on target for the customer
Works with Director of Merchandise to develop growth strategies for the category
Works closely with the in-house apparel design team to develop styles that meet customer needs in regards of silhouettes, colors, materials, and price points
Supplements in-house design development with market sourcing of styles to meet assortment needs
Manages vendor-relations for market-sourced styles, including trend and development direction, price negotiations and sample follow-up
Manage assortment to meet financial objectives, including IMU targets and gross margins before promotions
Monitor product selling performance and recommend promotions and product strategies to meet business goals
Interpret current business results to identify key learnings and develop future strategies
Develops in-depth understanding of customer profile and needs, works closely with Analytics team to gain insights, and presents those insights to members of the appropriate teams
Drives and executes supply and reacts to in-season sales and current trends, influencing the product pipeline and translating to future seasons
Monitors the competition and general marketplace through comp shop analysis and trend forecasting.
Desired Skills & Experience
BA or BS degree required
5+ years? experience in fast-fashion merchandising (apparel)
Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills
A results-oriented self-starter who possesses excellent prioritization and project management skills, and who has a strong sense of focus, organization, and meticulous attention to detail
Positive/ go-getter, team player, who can also work independently, with the ability to troubleshoot and work in a fast-moving, multi-tasking environment with numerous deadlines.
Strong interest in fashion and deep understanding of fashion trends
Proficiency in using the MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; Photoshop and Adobe
Must be willing/able to travel.
||El Segundo, CA |