Buyer at Showpo

Product - Buying, Full Time, Sydney, Australia sydney product full-time
Posted 28 days ago

About Us:

Showpo is the Australian owned, global, social media led ecommerce brand, redefining fashion retail for the new generation.

Showpo was established in Sydney in 2010 from our Founder & CEO Jane Lu's garage. Forward to now, we have disrupted the traditional retail model, are a global fashion destination and one of Australia's home grown true global success stories. We pride ourselves on empowering women worldwide and being one of Australia's largest and most successful social media brands.

2023 was a hugely successful year for us and 2024 is looking to be even better! Sound interesting? Read on...

We are looking for a qualified buyer to join our Buying team and be part of Showpo’s ongoing success as an online brand and retailer, the position will focus predominantly on driving growth in Showpo’s key categories across in-house brand, White labels and bought product. 

This position is a key driver of the holistic category aesthetic and ultimately accountable for the performance of their designated categories. A Showpo Buyer is responsible for building commercial ranges (in collaboration with the design team, product selection from external suppliers). All facets of category trading including reporting, repeat order and category edit management, go live planning and markdowns across indent and core lines.

Day to day, you will:

  • Weekly reporting, which includes trade report, best and worst, new arrivals, repeat orders and markdown management
  • Responsible for managing and building a commercial and desirable own buy/floor range that meets sales budgets, margin targets & closing stocks, inline with RRP architecture, OTB budget requirements and customer expectations
  • Understand and fill gaps (newness, repeats, developments etc…)  in the range driving the trend and fashion relevance
  • Having a clear understanding of our customer persona’s & regional requirements (counter seasonal offerings / ranging)
  • Managing CAT portfolio from core lines to newness, including; markdowns, allocating go-live trends, TN updates & reshoots to ensuring product has the best opportunity to sell
  • Trend, pricing and competitor research to identify product relevant to the customer through social media and local market research
  • In conjunction with senior team, sign off monthly newness drops alongside the design team to create a balanced and desired range aligned with trade analysis, trend/colour research
  • Seasonal analysis including SWOTs, seasonal bring backs, comp shops and key learnings 
  • Suggest opportunities for growth within and beyond your categories.
  • Work with marketing team to provide key styles to promote for the season
  • Check once live to ensure product is displayed well, with all accurate relevant detail 
  • Allocating & ensuring relevant product mix in allocated onsite edits
  • Give feedback to Ecomm of any required changes, including presentation, menu selection, and quality product information.
  • Provide support, training and coaching to direct report/s to develop their skills and support them in their career goals.
  • Overseeing direct report/s
  • Who are we looking for?

  • Experience in People Leadership experience is required
  • Proficient in Own-label buying, with years of experience in this sector, branded buying experience not a requirement
  • Strong organisational skills and a structured approach
  • Ability to analyse data using this to inform key decision making and trading actions
  • Clear and concise communication skills 
  • What's in it for me?

  • Live for fashion? You’ll love working for Australia’s largest social media fashion brand that was founded locally and is expanding globally. The list is growing, but here are some of the things you will enjoy:
  • Our embedded culture of Think Big, Get S**t Done and Have Fun gives everyone the ability to make a massive impact across the entire organisation. We are a fun team with a high-growth hustle
  • Flexible working environment including working from home
  • 50% staff discount on Showpo website!
  • Staff sample sales once a month
  • Your own individual growth plan developed with your manager
  • Celebration is part of our core DNA from social events, to cruises on the harbour, to costume parties and Karaoke. We work hard and celebrate connecting as a team
  • Dog friendly office, Breakfast Bar
  • Employee Assistance Program (mental health support)
  • Company wide I S**t Rainbow Awards - Reward & Recognition Program - come and celebrate your colleagues with bubbles every Friday!
  • Are you our next Buyer?! Click apply to find out more!

    At Showpo we are committed to fostering an environment where everyone can belong and be their authentic selves. We strive to craft a culture that reflects the diversity of our customer, where our differences make us stronger and help us become better humans. We celebrate our people and support them, ensuring we’re a workplace welcoming to all, where everyone can bring their whole selves to work. We are on a journey and sometimes might make mistakes, but we are committed to learning, growing and backing up these words with positive action.