Buyer - Women’s Luxury Fashion (Omnichannel)

Company : Andrews

Job Location : Toronto, ON, CA

Posted on : 2021-06-11T11:25:37.000000000Z

Job Description :

Do you have robust, hands-on experience in omnichannel buying for a multi-brand, luxury fashion retailer?

If the answers yes, you may be Andrew’s buyer and we would love to connect with you.

ResponsibilitiesAndrews is on a strategic journey to deliver a best-in-class customer experience.

We are driven by our transition to an omni-channel business and operating model.

The Buyer performs an essential role within this transition by owning the assortment plan and digital merchandising, as well as developing and maintaining key partnerships.

The Buyer is an analytical fashion curator who propels Andrews’ vision forward.

BuyingOwnership of designing the seasonal omnichannel strategy; taking accountability for managing the budget and Open to Buy budget effectively, whilst applying a balance of commerciality and creativity.

Conduct trend research according to industry best practices and undertake competitive benchmarking against key competitors.

Analyse the Andrews digital and physical customer segments behaviour, and action these findings within the buy; including the research of new brands, categories, and products according to the interests and needs of the Andrews client.

Build and maintain relationships with our vendors, proactively seeking out opportunities to collaborate, continuously discuss performance, and handle any negotiations.

Develop a block plan, taking into consideration vendors, categories (classes and sub-classes) based on previous sales (to include sales by colour and size) and forecasts.

Analyse data and feedback to assess the day-to-day performance of physical and digital business, driving and managing trading activity through the team to maximise opportunities.

Ownership of product performance reporting, while communicating opportunities and potential risks to relevant departments on a consistent basis.

Collaborate closely with bricks and mortar and ecommerce to ensure a consistent brand voice across the company-wide product assortment.

Collaborate closely with marketing, communications, and virtual styling to ensure the optimal representation of the assortment.

Ensure product and brand knowledge is effectively communicated, make assets and resources readily accessible and available.

Identify points of intersection between legacy and digital buying processes for collaborative development and implementation of improvements, solutions, and integrations.

Ensuring change is clearly communicated to relevant stakeholders.

MerchandisingStay abreast of customer engagement in collaboration with the digital team and physical stores.

Collaborate on the digital and physical merchandising strategy and execution.

Collaborate on vendor and product launches, giving essential input for vendors and categories strategic representation across all channels.

Competencies, Technical Skills and Knowledge: 5 years (minimum) experience in buying, assortment strategy, physical and digital merchandising planning, and execution; with experience in but not exclusive to:Financial planning and budgeting (e.g., Budget, Open to Buy budget)Strategic PlanningVendor ManagementAnalysis (e.g., trend forecasting, product research, brand matrix, consumer behaviour, competitive benchmarking)Inventory management (e.g., replenishment, stock level management)Brand and product launch managementMicrosoft 365 Suite, in particular: Word, Powerpoint and Excel (advanced)Workflow management tools such Asana (preferred)Shopify platform (working – proficient)Project Management, planning and execution (preferred)Performance metric and dashboard reporting (preferred)Job Types: Full-time, PermanentSalary: $50,000.00-$70,000.00 per yearBenefits:Casual dressCompany eventsExtended health careStore discountWork from homeSchedule:8 hour shiftExperience:Assortment Planning: 5 years (required)Merchandising: 3 years (preferred)Buying Budgeting: 5 years (required)Omnichannel Buying: 5 years (required)Work remotely:No

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