Buyer - Ready to Wear

Location
Long Island City, New York
Posted
21 Oct 2021
Closes
29 Oct 2021
Ref
20762
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
About:

Bloomingdale's makes fashion personal and fun, aspirational yet approachable. Our mission is to guide and inspire our customers to make style a source of creative energy in their lives. We will always strive to make Bloomingdale's like no other store in the world. Everyone plays a critical role to bring our mission to life. Regardless of position, we believe all colleagues have a voice and access to share their thoughts with every level of leadership. Our colleagues are passionate, driven, entrepreneurial and collaborative. We welcome and embrace diversity of background, thought and opinion while having a lot of fun along the way.

Job Overview:

As a Buyer, you will elevate Bloomingdale's competitive position by buying merchandise to drive sales and profitability across store and online for an assigned area of business. You will work closely with existing vendors to curate a distinguished Bloomingdale's assortment, as well as seek out new and differentiating vendors to satisfy our customer demand. The Buyer will focus on achieving sales, gross margin, and turn over objectives in your assigned area of the business. You will develop and implement strategies by vendor, collaborating with Planning to analyze and respond to sales trends. As a People Leader, you will inspire your team by fostering a culture of agility, and continuous learning.

Essential Functions:
  • Set the vision for product category and determine in-season reaction to product performance; leverage analysis to determine quantity, styles, and reorder
  • Strategically plan, manage, and control inventory inclusive of the Rolling Operating Forecast (ROF) to maximize profits, optimize sales and margin
  • Recommend major brand and classification strategies, prepare and present style-out to DMM
  • Negotiate with vendors for collection of Return to Vendor (RTV) and Mark Down Dollar Allowance (MDA) money
  • Reconcile projected Point of Sale (POS) and hardmarks

Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Bachelor's Degree from a 4-year college or university
  • Practices open and continuous communication, values keeping others informed, effectively presenting information in a clear, concise manner
  • Excellent leadership, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work across functional lines and at many levels
  • Ability to think creatively, strategically and technically
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and Company needs
  • Knowledge of MS Office computer programs are required


This job description is not all-inclusive, and Macy's Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Candidates for positions in San Francisco ONLY can review their rights and the Company's obligations under SFPC Art. 49 here. Candidates for positions in Los Angeles ONLY can review their rights and the Company's obligations under LA MC Ch. XVIII Art. 9 here. Candidates for positions in Philadelphia ONLY can review their rights and the Company's obligations under PC Ch. 9-3500 here.
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