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Retail Buyer

Rosebery, Sydney (AU)
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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ZMMERMANN has an exciting career opportunity for a Retail Buyer to join the team. This role will be responsible for buying existing product lines, utilising sound analytics combined with innovative ideas to provide strategic growth plans. Responsibilities also include range building of seasonal collections in line with business needs across all global retail sales channels.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a “hands-on” proactive approach and thrive working in a fast-paced team environment.


Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

Range Building

  • In consultation with design, working on pre and in-season range development across the collection.
  • Range building all categories in line with the global retail plan.
  • Providing regular feedback to design on sales, international market trends, competitors, and areas of opportunity.
  • Reviewing and aligning product strategy in consideration of business performance, company strategy and global market analysis.
  • Identifying new product lines and categories that can be introduced into the product mix considering international luxury market trends.



  • Retail Buying for the Global Business including Ecommerce stores.
  • Manage success of each collection through developing and driving buying strategies that exceed financial goals within Open To Buy parameters, ensuring sales and stock optimisation.
  • Optimise buying by store to maximise on opportunities by market, including market specific seasonal phasing and refined assortment planning.
  • Presenting collections and global retail buy to key stakeholders in seasonal sign off process.


Pre & In Season Management

  • Extensive pricing architecture research to help develop internal pricing structure and market knowledge of each product area.
  • Working with Buying & Planning Managers to identify pre and in-season opportunities based off weekly & monthly sales and inventory performance.
  • Working with retail, online, marketing and social teams to help drive sales across all retail channels.


What you will bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent retail experience.
  • Ideally you will have 4-5 years of retail buying experience gained within a fashion and/or luxury environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in Range Building and Product Development.
  • Commercial awareness and strong business acumen.
  • Passionate about exceeding corporate goals and driving business through an accomplished execution.
  • Forecasting and analytical experience - ability to run detailed reports, strong analytical skills, with a strong aptitude for numbers.
  • Proficient in Excel with demonstrated ability to create excel-based reports and templates.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills, a high attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Flexible and able to quickly and effectively change priorities and direction.
  • Experience with a retail management system like AP21.


Why work with us?

  • Flexible work options
  • Bespoke development plans and access to strong mentors and industry leaders
  • Generous Employee Discount
  • Ongoing training and development, with the opportunity to progress your career within an Australian global luxury brand, including potential international opportunities
  • Work with high-end fashion and alongside fellow passionate and dedicated Zimmermann team members



This is an opportunity for an individual who strives for excellence within their chosen field and is passionate about contributing to the success of a global, growing business. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!


Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


Zimmermann is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications ensuring a strong corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann founded their namesake label in 1991. They fast won a loyal following - smart, sartorially savvy women with an eye for quality fabrics and clever cutting.

Early in its evolution, Zimmermann took the bold step of fusing fashion with swimwear. Zimmermann’s bold original prints, beautifully made one-pieces and sculptural bikinis create a new point of reference in flattering, sexy and stylish swimwear. Zimmermann present their ready-to-wear collections each year in both Sydney and New York.

In Australia, Zimmermann maintains a collection of stand-alone stores across the country, creating seductive and dynamic retail destinations that reflect the brands modern and optimistic aesthetic. In 2008 Zimmermann also launched its successful online boutique at

The collections are stocked in stores internationally. Stockists include the iconic Barney’s, Saks 5th Avenue, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Zimmermann is also featured on the world’s premier online stores such as Net-A-Porter.

Demand from its growing international clients has seen the opening of Zimmermann stores in the United States. In 2011, Zimmermann opened its first US store on Robertson Boulevard, in Los Angeles. The brand now has five US stores located on Mercer Street in New York City, East Hampton, Americana Manhasset, Robertson Boulevard, and in June 2015, launched its new Los Angeles flagship on Melrose Place.

Zimmermann Headquarters are located in Sydney, while the brand also operates offices and showrooms in New York, Los Angeles and London. Zimmermann has been the recipient of multiple fashion awards, including the Australian Fashion Laureate award, amongst others.

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