Senior Buyer - Multiple Categories across soft & hard goods

Senior Buyer - Multiple Categories across soft & hard goods

Job Title: Senior Buyer - Multiple Categories across soft & hard goods
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Reference: 2916942
Contact Name: Lisa Canning
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 03, 2019 20:45

Job Description

What’s in this for you: 
  • You will be part of a team of innovative individuals who are down to earth (they are not precious)
  • You will be empowered to set the vision and make the decisions
  • A truly unique and varied role sourcing trend inspired product in multiple categories
  • If you love travel, you will travel in this role, but not the crazy amount you might be doing now,
  • A South-East location with on-site parking
  • A market leading salary package.  
Your Prospective Employer:

With its growing number of large format stores across the country, they have a long and trusted history of providing remarkable personalised service, by having the knowledge and advice that lasts a lifetime. Success comes from within and is attributed to the people and culture that is evident both in-store and support centre. Their culture is built around ‘valuing its people’ and in providing a ‘loyal and committed’ team environment where you can call it your ‘home.’ A specialist and fast growing national retailer, they continue to invigorate their brand and secure their niche in the market. Their growth has been phenomenal and is not about to stop as the country continues to grow in numbers, so does their core market.

What you will do in an average week: 
  • Reporting to the GM of Merchandise, you will work strategically and tactically to develop ranges, promotions, pricing and merchandise programs that continually drive growth.
  • Working collaboratively with all internal teams to ensure your buying strategy is cost effective and commercially viable
  • Develop and source ranges that are commercial and in-line with the business footprint
  • Stay abreast of local and overseas market trends through all mediums and undertake overseas trend research trips when necessary
  • Deliver innovation and speed to market (whilst taking calculated risks) when it comes to new trends in product
  • Live, breathe and have fun in an industry that is authentic, always growing and at the forefront of their categories
  • Quick to make smart decisions, you will maximise opportunities for both the short and long term, exiting and entering ranges and looking for commendable ways to maximise performance
Here’s what it will take: 
  • Ideally, an extensive pedigree in a buying role with a proven understanding and demonstrated application of the disciplines of Buying
  • You understand how to effectively trade a category portfolio
  • Commercial talents with a high attention to detail and extraordinary skills in translating sourcing and developing product, both locally and offshore into “must haves” in your multiple categories
  • A robust softgoods/hardgoods & textile technical understanding where you are sought after by others for your widespread knowledge
  • Strong experience working with brands and/or private label is important.
  • Expert negotiation skills. You thrive negotiating ‘win-win’ outcomes on trading terms and deals with suppliers.
  • A presence and credibility to spearhead the profile of your categories through strong analytical reporting skills
  • A deep understanding and passion for the nuances that are faced in a multi-channel retail environment, where you creatively inspire others to join you on the journey
  • A desire to make a long-term commitment to the right organisation and team.
For an immediate confidential discussion please contact Lisa Canning on 0420 765 026.

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