Head of EMEA Buying (m/f/d)

Hugo Boss
Stuttgart, DE
29 Sep 2021
02 Dec 2021
HUGO BOSS is one of the leading premium fashion and lifestyle companies with around 13,800 employees worldwide. As the most important interface for our customers, you will demonstrate your passion for our products and act as a brand ambassador for HUGO BOSS. Join a team that provides an exceptional brand and shopping experience with enthusiasm, fun and expertise - because, to create something extraordinary, we must explore new paths together. Shape your own future at HUGO BOSS!

Head of EMEA Buying (m/f/d)
HUGO BOSS AG | Metzingen near Stuttgart | Germany | Full-time

We are looking for a motivated Head of EMEA Buying (m/f/d) to ensure profitable growth and to manage change to achieve operational efficiences. Are you enthusiastic about developing a robust and resilient EMEA Buying function? A highly motivated team is waiting for you to join.

What you can expect:
  • Responsible for the EMEA Buying to ensure profitable growth by driving full price sell through
  • Develop a robust and resilient EMEA Buying function - focusing on succession planning and team development
  • Leads a structural change to move towards a reactive inventory acquisition model - through in-season production led by the end consumer
  • Steers EMEA alignment whilst also implementing a systematic logic aligning to climatic and price sensitivity demand drivers
  • Works in close partnership with the Head of EMEA Planning to direct and implement commercial strategies when in collaboration with visual merchandising to realize business objective
  • Provides a counterpoint to brand merchandising and global buying to represent the EMEA Retail commercial needs
  • Actively instigates a test and learn strategy within the EMEA Buying department - through market visits and competitor research

Your profile:
  • At least 8-10 years of experience in Buying, including proven leaderships skills and willingness to approach to change
  • Previous experience in the Fashion and Luxury Industry
  • Profound understanding of Retail practices and processes
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to collect, analyse and present data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English is required)
  • Strong ability to unite, align and lead a team

Your benefits:
  • Made for Me: three days in Metzingen and two days working remotely. Our hybrid working model "Threedom of work" is as individual as your personal needs.
  • Today. Tomorrow. Always. Sustainability is one of our key values, and more than just a trend. We are committed to environmental, animal and climate protection, and human rights.
  • Does innovation drive you? Same for us! We have digitized most of our workflows and almost fully automated our logistics centres.
  • Exclusive discounts for shopping and arts: benefit from discounts for family and friends along with free entrance to more than 15 international art museums.
  • High-performing people need a healthy balance. Take advantage of the employee gym, the beach volleyball field or yoga classes on the rooftop terrace.
  • As a fashion company, we value good taste in everything - including food. Welcome to our own restaurant and cafĂ©, Times.

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