Associate Buyer, Womens Contemporary RTW Gilt Groupe
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Gilt Groupe is seeking an experienced Associate Buyer who has the technical and practical knowledge of the buying process in women?s fashion. 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 contemporary fashion and a ?can do? approach are musts.
The Associate Buyer 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 relationships and attend buying trips on a weekly basis
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
Develop other junior members of the Merchandising team
Keeping abreast of industry trends and new product ideas by reading fashion magazines and visiting stores
4+ years buying experience in apparel or accessories mandatory
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 managing profitable business
Self-starter, ambitious in nature
Expertise of open-to-buy process
Attention to detail
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
Gilt.com is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home decor; and unique activities in select cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired.
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THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED