Senior Buyer - Underwear + Intimates
SBH Fashion, Inc. - New York, NY

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Senior Buyer - up to 150k

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Senior Buyer is responsible forpartnering with management to create and executive the merchandise strategies for assigned departments to meet or exceed financial plans; acts as a leader with cross functional teams (buying, planning, sourcing, design, visual, allocation, field).

RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to: VP/GMM – Apparel, Company Stores

Supervises: Buyer

Other Key Relationships: Planning and Allocation, Design, Technical Design, Sourcing, Product Development, Visual, Licensees, and outside/3rdPartyvendors.

PRIMARYRESPONSIBILITIES:
Train, lead and develop direct reports, serving as the leader of the business,while simultaneously allowing teamandcross functional partnersthecreative freedom and opportunities to act as the managers of their individual departments

Foster an environment of continual training and development

Work with GMM on company and divisional objectives, executing top level strategic initiatives with direct reports

Ensure effective communication with the field organization. Solicit frequent feedback and integrate into future departmental strategies

Acts as expert on competition andindustry trends; ability to translate into innovative, relevant, fashion-forward product

Develop and execute strategies utilizingknowledgebased on analysis of business and competitive set

Lead teams to create a balanced assortment in terms of: brand appropriateness, fashion vision, quality, fit, value, price point, style/SKU count and key item depth

Build relationships with 3rdparty vendors/licensees,and strategically partner to deliver a differentiated product mix

Collaborate with visual merchandising to drive marketing and in-store presentation

Partner with the e-commerce team to support online expansion and testing opportunities

Partner with GMM to create & execute merchandise strategy to meet financial goals

Collaborate with planning to develop effective class plans, pricing strategies, & execute POS

Identify key opportunities; analyze the business and react with timely reorders and cancellations to maximize business

Take lead role in senior management meetings (business review meetings, monthly OTB, etc), presenting in-depth analysis of respective departments and classifications; must be able to sell and validate point of view with factsandanalysis

CRITERIA/PROFILE:
Minimum of7 -10years retailbuying experience in underwear and/or intimates

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Strong presenter with the ability to lead

Must behighlyorganized & possess strong analytical skills.

Strong computer skills: Word, Excel

Flexible to deadline demands, ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

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