Assistant Buyer Womenswear Sydney NSW

Ralph Lauren
Sydney, Australia
18 Nov 2022
01 Jan 2023
Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For almost 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview
We are looking for an experienced Assistant Buyer with Strong Luxury apparel & accessories background to support the womenswear Merchandising team. The successful candidate will maximize commercial opportunities for the Lauren brand and Lauren stores.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Provide weekly summary of key performance indicators, relating to sales, stock, profit, markdown and market insights.
* Maintain Weekly Stock Sales and Intake forecasts at store level (WSSI)
* Give strategic inputs in store allocation, replenishments and managing apt inventory levels.
* Respond to stores on inventory availability queries and pricing queries.
* Provide analysis and summary of Markdown and Promotional activity.
* Do frequent store visits to gain understanding on customers and provide feedback on range performance.
* Responsible for ensuring that mark downs are on the system in line with the mark down calendar
* Assisting with in-store product training and collating material for product knowledge and styling guide.
* Interact with cross functional teams to improve seasonal performance and drive best practices
* Develop Seasonal Planning Forecasts for departments of responsibility, create in-depth post season analysis on quarterly basis.
* Investigate as to how the sale of a particular product or of the store can be increased

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Specific experience in fashion retail merchandising 1 to 3 years.
* Advanced planning and analytical skills, including computer skills (Specifically excel)
* Good judgement and decision-making skills
* Confidence in suggesting calculated risks
* Strong customer awareness and understanding
* Passionate about product, strong market and brand awareness
* Discreet, professional and well spoken, with excellent communication skills
* Exceptionally organized, methodical and efficient.
* Time keeping & ability to meet stringent deadlines

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