The Gap, Inc. Buyer- Footwear and Handbags in New York, New York
INTERMIX is known for curating the most exciting mix of product from luxury and emerging designers. We’re all about delighting our customers by helping them to discover trends, designers and notably special pieces.
Our unique culture blends an obsession with fashion with a powerful entrepreneurial energy. Online and in our stores — where merchandise is hand-selected — we’re devoted to one-on-one service and styling, driven by data and on-the-ground insights that – at the end of the day, help us make our customers feel effortlessly chic. If you’re bold, curious, and want to be part of an innovative approach to fashion, join us.
About the role
Intermix is looking for a multi-brand, omni-channel Buyeroverseeing Footwear and Handbags to join our HQ team based in New York City. You will be tasked with driving merchandising strategies, assortment planning,vendor management, open-to-buy monitoring, pricing, cost negotiations, andinventory management to achieve sales and profitability targets for yourspecific category. The ideal candidate will have experience developing andmotivating a team, fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration andentrepreneurialism.
What you'll do
Develop and implement e-commerce andretail store-specific merchandising strategies to maximize sales and grossmargin targets for footwear and handbag departments
Drive 360-degree merchandisingstrategy to maximize sales and gross margin targets for Footwear and Handbagdepartments online and in retail stores
Collaborate with Planning andcross-functional teams on analysis and assortment planning to achieve financialplans
Manage and react to OTB to drivebusiness: ensure sales, turn, margin and markdown and inventory levels are ontarget
Manage vendor profitability vianegotiations and strengthen market relationships
Manage the business in seasonthrough in-season analysis and tactical adjustments
Oversee the timely placement andmaintenance of purchase orders
Identify new vendors and businessopportunities in the market place and refine brand matrix
Monitor the competition and customerby market
Participate in line reviews toensure brand cohesiveness and competitive assortments
Translate fashion trends intoappropriate assortments for the Intermix customer
Train and develop Assistant Buyer
Contribute to positive morale in thedepartment and organization
Who you are
Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent related work experience
5+ years progressive buying experience for a multi-vendor luxury focused background
Experience in e-commerce, with strong vendor partnerships in Contemporary/Luxury Footwear and Handbags
Footwear experience required
Proven track record of success and ability to drive a business
Proven ability to create product assortments to meet customer needs
Strong business and financial analysis skills
Keen fashion sense and trend forecasting ability
Excellent communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated managerial and leadership abilities
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally when required
Benefits at Intermix
A generous merchandise discount on select designers at Intermix and 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
Employee stock purchase plan.*
Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
See more at https://corporate.gapinc.com/en-us/careers/gap-inc-careers/gap-inc-benefits of the benefits we offer.
*For eligible employees