Associate Buyer, Men's Gilt Groupe
Gilt Groupe is seeking an experienced Associate Buyer who has the technical and practical knowledge of the buying process in Men?s apparel. The ideal candidate will be a proven self-starter who has a fashion-forward eye for trends, as well as a business mind for the inner-workings of the changing fashion world. A passion for footwear and a ?can do? approach are musts.
The Associate Buyer will be responsible for not only helping to build a business, but bringing it to the next level! She/he will collaborate with various internal teams and external vendors to create the product selection that sets Gilt Groupe apart from all competition. The Buying team will develop business strategies that drive sales through the assortment of products selected, pricing, promotion and ROI.
Supporting the buying team in the product selection that sets Gilt Groupe apart from all competition
Establish and maintain vendor management and development via market meetings, trade show attendance and market research.
Ownership of OTB and sales forecast
Continually research and explore new trends in marketplace and category
Assist in negotiating buying terms with vendors (price, quantity, delivery terms)
Manage the Purchase Order (PO) process between Gilt Groupe and the respective brand as well as the sale process
Establish cross-functional relationships in order to effectively grow and maintain business and financial expectations
Act as a mentor for MA?s and a resource for Assistant Buyers
3-5 years buying experience
Experience in men?s tailored clothing is preferred
Strong understanding of merchandising financials, retail math and the ability to manage profitability
Successful experience in buying in multi-brand, multi vendor environment
Proven experience building profitable business
Self-starter, ambitious in nature
Expertise of open-to-buy process
Ability to analyze reports and draw conclusions/recommendations
Ability to remain flexible and willing to change strategies, as business needs dictate
Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
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New York, NY 10011