Assistant Buyer

London, GB
21 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020
The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Buying / Planning to:
- Manage the strategic and operational execution of product investment for Outlet Women's SLG's and Specialty product categories, driving in-season category performance against sales and margin targets for Outlet stores across the region
- Buy Outlet Women's SLG and Specialty, assist and partner in buy process with Manager Buying, SLG and Specialty to ensure cohesive investments reflective of regional price, match backs and silhouette/ functionality specific to region performance to date and drive customer motivation to deliver AOP
- Contribute to Outlet buying strategies in product selections and door assortments
- Contribute in seasonal buy reviews, hindsight meetings, and management of seasonal milestone calendar
- Contribute to weekly team WSRM, delivering financial overview with clear strategic actions and present to Manager Buying, Outlet
- Drive performance against sales and margin targets; maximize in-season opportunities and affect future inventory minimizing risk and potentialising opportunities and propose to Line Manager trading activities optimize investments
- Analyze and interpret product performance, customer feedback, consumer trends, competitive landscape and local market knowledge to share with Global Merchandising - drive regional opportunities and provide competitor activity to support
- Own that dept RPAS/Cora activities are delivered accurately adhering to timelines
- Partner with Inventory Planner to review on hand inventory and own driving activities to facilitate meeting Global WOH / turn targets proposing actions with timelines to support
- Contribute to support go to market assets for Outlet doors in region
- Partner with Allocator to drive activity and prioritization for category specific allocations - taking into consideration floor set launch dates and peak trading
- Partner with Inventory Planner, Coach annually and monthly to review AOP and any changesreflective of sales and markets trends and propose shifts for buys to ensure AOP targets are met
- Build/Maintain close relationships with key partners in region and Globally
- Instill best practice, ways of working within the team - driving productivity and understanding of Ad-hoc analysis and scenario building to support trading decisions / future needs etc.

Our Competencies for All Employees
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
- Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
- Managerial Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
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