Category Buyer Own Brand- 12 Month Max term Contract at THE ICONIC

Commercial, Sydney sydney contract
Posted 27 days ago

Since 2011, THE ICONIC has redefined the future of retail in Australia and New Zealand. As the #1 fashion e-commerce & lifestyle destination in the region, our e-commerce platforms provide an inspiring and seamless end-to-end customer experience through our own technology innovations. 

THE ICONIC Commercial team is data, product and trend orientated. Our Commercial team is customer obsessed and delivers the future of fashion through curating a customer centric platform of choice. The Category Buying team work together with the Planning team to drive sales, maximise profit, manage intake and ensure that of the moment and forward-thinking ranges engage THE ICONIC customer.

We are currently looking for a Category Buyer - 12 Month Max Term contract to join our Own Brand team.

As the Category Buyer you will report to the Senior Category Buyer. You will drive the department strategy, vision and budget planning. You will be responsible for selecting and purchasing products, ensuring we have the right stock at the right time to meet customer demand. You will support the Senior Category Buyer to drive sales within your category by identifying and cultivating an attractive and profitable display in alignment with THE ICONIC’s commercial strategy.

What Success Looks Like

  • You understand and drive company wide strategies and OKR’s
  • Conducting market research, you will stay up to date with latest trends and products in the e-commerce industry and make recommendations on product and/or brand selection for THE ICONIC.
  • You will monitor the inventory levels to maintain adequate stock levels
  • Maintaining accurate records of vendor details including but not limited to; brand plans, SKU lists, department brand profile matrix, tiering profile
  • You are able to analyse data, interpret trends and propose informed decisions based on data
  • You have strong analytical skills enabling you to identify cost savings opportunities and propose effective procurement and platform strategies
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers, you are able to work collaboratively with vendors to achieve mutual goals and foster long-term partnerships
  • You have attention to detail, particularly with contract terms and conditions. You are able to read and understand complex contracts and ensure all terms and conditions are met.
  • You proactively collaborate with marketing to identify both GTM and promotional opportunities for your category to drive sales.
  • You develop and implement strategic road maps according to commercial strategies, brand adjacencies and customer segment demographics.
  • You develop relationships with internal key stakeholders such as Marketing, Vendor Management, Operations and Finance.
  • You are able to provide guidance and mentoring to junior team members

What It Takes

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as an e-commerce buyer in a retail environment
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to time management work in a fast-paced environment and prioritise tasks effectively in a deadline driven environment
  • Knowledge of industry trends, products and suppliers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Jira, Excel, BI, BC and knowledge of API integrations and platform software preferred


From our ways of working to our growth mindset and sustainable approach, we each add unique value and have an incredible amount of fun doing it! People are our greatest asset and our ICONITE experience is designed to empower you to do your best work.

Here’s what to expect when you join THE ICONIC:

  • Flexible working. We offer a hybrid and flexible working model so you can do your best work in a way that works for you
  • The learning Collective. Get your knowledge fix with our learning days & hackathons 
  • Parents at THE ICONIC. Access to our parental leave program and an extra day off for your kids' first day of school every year 
  • Birthday leave. Enjoy a paid day off for your birthday and an ICONIC voucher to treat yourself
  • Curate your style. No matter what your style is, we have got you covered with our Amazing staff discount and our famous sample sales
  • Wellbeing. Access to our discounted gym memberships and wellbeing programs
  • People  first. Access to our Employee Assistance Program for you and your family
  • Volunteer days. Work as a Charity Partner with Thread Together for society and environmental change.
  • Refer a friend. Enjoy a $4,000 referral reward for successfully placing a referral

We are committed to providing reasonable arrangements to all individuals participating in our application and interview process, and while performing job functions. If you require any accommodations or adjustments prior to the submission of your application or throughout your interview process, please contact our Talent Attraction team directly:  [email protected]