Director, Buying NovaWOMAN

Recruiter
Fashion Nova
Location
Vernon, CA)
Posted
20 Oct 2022
Closes
01 Jan 2023
Ref
4482984
Function
Buyer
ABOUT US

Fashion Nova is an inclusive fashion-forward and trend-driven apparel and lifestyle brand that celebrates all dimensions of confidence. We use our platform to spread positivity with brands for women, men, curve, luxe, sport, swim, beauty, and kids. We are obsessed with creating the best experience available for our customers and employees.

Fashion Nova was built on the backbone of individuality and inclusiveness. Our brands are worn and celebrated worldwide by customers, celebrities, and influencers because of our uniquely creative and talented employees.

ROLE OVERVIEW

Fashion Nova is seeking a passionate leader with a history of applied Buying and Product Development experience. The Director of Buying, NovaWOMAN will be responsible for developing and executing strategies which provide the Buying Merchandise direction for their assigned division. The Director of Buying, NovaWOMAN will focus on the overall direction, market penetration, assortment, and vendor mix to meet the demands of our customer base for their division.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Knowledgeable in women's fashion within a contemporary and luxury space
  • Set the seasonal buying strategy Fashion Nova to continue to grow the business
  • Develop and manage relevant vendor relationships, as well as relationships across the company channels
  • Analyze business metrics and industry trends to find opportunities for future assortments
  • Actively build out the vendor matrix
  • Manage sales and profitability, gross margins through negotiation with vendors
  • Manage the buy of a variety of brands and products for fashionnova.com
  • Identify opportunities and risks in-season through analyzing sales performance
  • Partner with Planning and the CMO to set and drive financial goals
  • Lead new brand and category onboarding
  • Partner with Planning to continuously improve and create reporting and visibility to category, subcategory, and brand performance
  • Create and share seasonal guides across the organization to support the overall merchandising calendar
  • Oversee a team - developing, managing, and leading their day-to-day responsibilities
  • Partner with Brand Marketing to align messaging and product placement through social
  • Partner with eCommerce Merchandising and operations teams with various initiatives
  • Ensure the company is compliant with all legal requirements for selling within the space
  • Oversee contracts in partnership with Legal and upper management

CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Motivated self-starter with a strong desire to work in the women's' fashion space
  • Ability to innovate processes, organizational teams and continuously challenge the way we do things
  • Ability to work accurately and efficiently, managing multiple assignments under strict and often competing deadlines
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written with multiple departments and personalities
  • Innovate and expand our processes and procedures, whether it be to automate or to find efficiencies|deficiencies within
  • Ability to develop strong, synergistic relationships with a multitude of teams and personnel
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, growing environment displaying strong prioritization, multitasking, and organization skills
  • Ability to swiftly identify areas of opportunities within the business and pivot accordingly
  • Ability to be a team player, taking on any task needed to support the broader team|organization

ROLE REQUIREMENTS
  • BFA or BA in Fashion Merchandising, Business, or related field
  • Ten plus years of apparel buying|merchandising experience; with a minimum of five years of buying management experience
  • Experience with product development preferred
  • Experience in digital and|or multi-brand setting preferred
  • Strong knowledge of and the ability to apply retail math concepts, including markup, margin planning, open to buy, and inventory productivity measures
  • Must be able to adapt to constant change and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be results oriented and have excellent organizational skills
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess a keen eye for design, trends, and color
  • English, additional language(s) an advantage
  • Schedule of this position: Monday - Friday | Core business hours | Onsite

BENEFITS
  • Formalized career paths
  • Flat management platform
  • Manager Training Academy
  • Creative Development Internship Program
  • Fashion Nova Cares Program
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401k match, with immediate vesting upon eligibility
  • Stocked kitchens with gratis snacks and drinks
  • Weekly catered lunches
  • Summer Fridays at Headquarters
  • Team bonding events and programs
  • Employee discounts

Fashion Nova, LLC, and subsidiaries thereof, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are steadfast in our commitment to equal employment opportunities and pledge that these objectives are reflected in all aspects of our daily operations. We will continue to recruit, hire, train, and advance in employment qualified individuals in all job titles without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, criminal history, or status as an individual with a disability; and shall not discriminate against any individual, any such characteristic, nor any other classification protected by local, state and|or federal law.

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