Senior Buyer - Women's Apparel Private Label (9 Month Contract) at THE ICONIC

Buying, Sydney sydney contract
Posted 18 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 Senior Buyer to help us evolve the landscape of Australian e-commerce and fashion. If you are a highly skilled Senior Buyer, then please read on!

What’s involved...

  • You'll be running your business area with a focus on key KPIs and overall business strategy
  • Building solid relationships with existing key suppliers - including overseas factories and agents
  • Sourcing new overseas and local vendors
  • Product Development: design and development of product for the Menswear Category
  • Responsible for negotiation of terms and business partnerships
  • Control of all purchasing and sales related activities
  • Running and researching sell through reports
  • Planning and implementation of the assortment and price changes
  • Preparation and development of merchandising materials
  • Developing promotional activities with our fantastic in-house Marketing team
  • You'll be the interface between marketing, purchasing and logistics
  • Leading, managing and mentoring Junior and Assistant Buyers

About you..

  • Proven experience in a fast-paced environment with a large SKU count
  • Well established contacts in the Menswear 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
  • High motivation, independence and resilience
  • Advanced MS Excel knowledge

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.