Buyer - Women's Apparel Private Label at THE ICONIC

Buying, Sydney sydney
Description
Posted 22 days ago

At THE ICONIC our mission is to deliver seamless and inspiring experiences for our customers and our people. We DREAM BIG through collaboration and innovation, and are supported to bring incredible ideas to life. We are a group of people believing in making a positive difference in this world and liberating our customers through the power of fashion and sports.

Our Buying team works collaboratively to liberate and inspire our customers, selecting the best and latest products from the most desirable brands. THE ICONIC Buyers travel to fashion capitals around the globe to source the best brands and research and predict the up-and-coming trends for our customers. This team is creative, analytical and absolutely customer-focused. With a growth-mindset, they are offered regular Buying Academy workshops, mentoring and up-skilling opportunities to enable all team members to be their best. Our Buying team lives and breathes fashion.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Private Label Buyer to help us evolve the landscape of Australian e-commerce and fashion. If you are a highly skilled Private Label Buyer, then please read on!

About the Role

The key focus of this position is to assist the buying team by providing administrative support relevant to the buying department. This is where your strong computer skills come in. You will be developed to assist in the selection of product and based on your progress, eventually have responsibility for specific product.

  • Run your business with a focus on key KPIs and overall business strategy
  • Managing your own OTB within Brands and Departments
  • Building solid relationships with key suppliers
  • Product Selection: inquiry and evaluation of product for your category
  • Sourcing new overseas and local brands
  • Responsible for negotiation of terms and conditions of department
  • Control of all purchasing-and-sales-related activities
  • Run and research sell through reports
  • Market monitoring and identifying new trends
  • Planning and implementation of the assortment and price changes
  • Preparation and development of merchandising materials
  • Working with Marketing Team to develop promotional activities
  • Interface between marketing, purchasing and logistics
  • Lead, manage and mentor Junior and Assistant Buyers

Who We Are Looking For?

  • Proven experience in a fast-paced environment with a large SKU count
  • Well established contacts in the Womenswear category, Australian experience highly desirable
  • Experience in building commercially successful ranges with a customer focused approach
  • An acute eye for current and future trends with the ability to back your judgement
  • Strong communication and negotiating skills
  • Commercial analytical/reporting and numeracy skills
  • Strong team management and mentoring experience

Health and Wellbeing is extremely important to THE ICONIC, so interviewing for this role will be conducted virtually due to COVID-19. Where possible and in line with government Covid-19 restrictions, we are transitioning to in-office onboarding for all new starters on day one. Similarly, our team members are operating in a hyrbid working model with days spent between their home and our hubs each week.