PVH Corp. Sr. Buyer, Women’s Apparel - Calvin Klein in New York, New York
The Sr Buyer is responsible for partnering with management to create and execute the merchandise strategies for assigned departments to meet or exceed financial plans; acts as a key leader with cross functional teams (buying, planning, sourcing, design, visual, allocation, and field).
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:
Develop, execute and meet or exceed department sales, gross margin and inventory plans. Work in partnership with VP/SR Dir / DMM and cross functional partners to accomplish these plans through assortment strategies, price architecture, promotional strategies, and floorset store merchandising.
Lead teams to create a balanced assortment in terms of: brand appropriateness, fashion vision, quality, fit, value, price point, style/SKU count and key item depth
Develop and execute strategies utilizing knowledge based on analysis of business and competitive set
Collaborate with planning to develop effective class plans, pricing strategies, & execute POS
Identify key opportunities; analyze the business and react with timely reorders and cancellations to maximize business
Work with EVP / GMM and VP/SR Dir / DMM to execute top level strategic initiatives; partner with cross functional teams, along with direct reports, to drive these initiative.
Acts as expert on competition and industry trends; ability to translate into innovative, relevant, fashion-forward product
Build relationships with 3rd party vendors/licensees, and strategically partner to deliver a differentiated product mix
Collaborate with visual merchandising to drive sales and gross margin through innovative and strategic in-store presentations
Train, lead and develop direct reports, serving as the leader of the business, while simultaneously allowing team and cross functional partners the creative freedom and opportunities to act as the managers of their individual departments
Foster an environment of continual training and development
Ensure effective communication with the field organization. Solicit frequent feedback and integrate into future departmental strategies
Take lead role in senior management meetings (business review meetings, monthly OTB, etc.), presenting in-depth analysis of respective departments and classifications; must be able to sell and validate point of view with facts and analysis.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Experience: Minimum of 7 -10 years retail buying experience
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
Strategic thinker with ability to manage from high level to low level detail
Balanced analytical mind with innovative, creative thought – from business operation and product standpoints
Must be highly organized; ability to work in dynamic, changing, fast paced environment.
Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, JDA systems
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