CAREERS: HANDBAG BUYER

ROLE OVERVIEW: 

In your role as Buyer you will support the creation and execution of the merchandise assortment strategy: source, buy and deliver a specific range that meets our customers needs, knowing what our customers want, often before they do. You will be accountable for driving customer and subscriptions through effective Merchandise assortment, Site Merchandising and Planning. You must display excellent market and product knowledge, and along with a fantastic negotiation technique and the ability to build key supplier relationships. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

BUYING: 
Merchandise Assortment

  • Create monthly and seasonal product assortments using data to balance newness with core replenishment, all while maintaining our brand and product integrity
  • Develop, execute, and communicate financial merchandise plans and strategies to support company merchandising, marketing and financial objectives
  • Define the inventory targets to sustain subscriptions and maximize product availability for clients, while maintaining a lean on-hand assortment
  • Research and explore new trends in marketplace and category, monitor industry trends, and evaluate competition 


Site Merchandising
  • Manage SKU lifecycle from upload to delete
  • Responsible for all visual merchandising; ensuring that the relevant brand and categories are available and visible 
  • Assists in setting up all new product details and responsible for managing all categories 
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure new launches are properly setup in the ecommerce back-end
  • Maintain site assortment and communicate when SKUs need to be taken down

Planning
  • Communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to management and cross-functional team on a weekly basis
  • Develop annual projections for core product lines to relay to vendors

Vendor Management
  • Maintain positive day to day relationships with vendors, negotiating best rates and access to the best product 
  • Maintaining efficient flow of product in and out of the business, being responsible for product in as well as out of the business


Requirements:
  • You will have the talent, energy and passion to drive this function forward, communicating the brand story and having a clear understanding of the customer and what they want 
  • You have proven experience in a similar role, with prior relationships that you bring with you 
  • You are a strong communicator with excellent verbal & written skills, as well as demonstrating excellent relationship management skills 
  • You have strong analytical skills including advanced knowledge of excel and web analytics tools, which you use to inform your decisions 
  • Highly organised with strong planning skills 
  • Be a self-starter with the ability to excel through times of growth, ambiguity and change
  • Have strong attention to detail and are highly organised 
  • Have the ability to manage and prioritise multiple deliverables with hard deadlines
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit, thriving in a fast-paced, high growth environment

 

 

TO APPLY: 

Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would be a good fit for the role to careers@cocoonclub.co.uk 

*No agencies please*

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