Coordinate, execute and manage the activities of a department, depending on scope and complexity. Assist the Buyer in developing and executing a product strategy to meet company goals.
Analyze product trends and historical data at departmental/classification level. Support and compile data as needed to aid in developing seasonal strategies and financial targets. Attend pre-season meetings between Buying and Planning. Create assortment sheets. Update with changes, distribute and communicate changes to appropriate business partners on an ongoing basis. Provide input in line edit meetings. Provide support and compile data to aid in assessing product assortment. Provide support and compile data for senior management line reviews. Attend meetings as appropriate. Review sales performance and learn to identify sales trends. Attend discussions on evaluating and adjusting future product as well as sales forecast and OTB discussions to develop understanding of key financial concepts and components. Develop expert knowledge of customer base by participating in local store visits. Learn to evaluate product execution and point of view. Get customer and store associate feedback to communicate to management. Participate in competitive analysis of both direct competitors and stores we look to for trend inspiration by shopping their stores. Learn to evaluate product assortments, quality, pricing, merchandising strategies and business opportunities. Document as needed.
Participate in weekly cross-functional meetings to share information on current business issues. Communicate with field to get input on sales, fit, etc., to communicate to management.
Work efficiently as a member of a cross-functional team with Buying, Planning, I/C and Distribution by focusing on team objectives and clear communication. Provide training and feedback as needed to peers and Assistant Buyers through on the job training, behavioral feedback, modeling, coaching and identifying opportunities for formal training.
Years of Experience:
GUESS Inc. - 21 months ago
Guess? wants you to get in its jeans. Founded to make flattering designer jeans, the company manufactures trendy, upscale apparel and...