Retail Ladies Apparel Buyer
Bayside Search Group - Fort Myers, FL

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COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Bayside Search Group is working with a high fashion women’s apparel specialty multi-channel retailer looking to hire the following Merchants:
  • Associate Merchant – Woven’s, tops/shirts/dresses. This position is a fast track opportunity to a full pledged Buyer position.
  • Associate Merchant – Knits, tops/bottoms
  • Merchant – Knits, tops/bottoms
The company, located in vacation paradise South Florida, paid out early bonuses to their merchant teams this year due to incredible sales performance. They are expanding their corporate campus to include a fitness club and onsite daycare facilities. Over the past 12-18 months they have implemented programs to support a culture of growth, development, and empowerment. The company is offering full relocation, competitive base and bonus, 401K and all the other bells and whistles you would expect.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs research and market analysis to identify trends and opportunities
  • Create strong partnerships among cross functional areas including Planning, Design, Product Management, Marketing, Allocation, and Visual
  • Develop and execute seasonal merchandise plans and pricing strategies
  • Ensure ongoing coordination with DTC partners on final assortment
  • Partner with Merchandise Manager to identify product to be advertised in mailers
  • Team Leadership - manage, develop and educate direct reports
POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
  • 3 - 5 years of experience as a Merchant for an apparel retailer. Associate Buyers – 1-2 years of experience and must have complete buying experience for a category of business.
  • Experience collaborating with inhouse design and product development team
  • BA/BS degree Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Creative Merchant with analytical rigor and financial rigorAbility to run and manage the open to buy
WHAT THIS COMPANY OFFERS:
  • Competitive base salary and bonus
  • Relocation assistance
  • 401K and full benefits
  • Future growth opportunities within the organization