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Senior Buyer, NovaWOMAN

Employer
Fashion Nova
Location
Vernon, California
Closing date
8 Mar 2023

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Function
Buyer
Level
Senior Manager
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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

The Senior Buyer, NovaWOMAN will work to create the appropriate merchandise mix based on emerging trends and manage the assortment strategies established by your team leaders. You will be responsible for achieving sales, gross margin, and profit goals of a specific business through the selection, pricing, and promotion of merchandise, and by utilizing appropriate merchandising and management techniques to maximize the company's return on inventory investment. You will also develop and drive strategy, analysis, and appropriate reaction to sales trends in order to maximize business profitability.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage a high volume, complex or multi-department area for the business
  • Make focused decisions based on brand integrity and company values
  • Set priorities, foster cohesion, and provide motivation to cross-functional teams
  • Assess the competition with respect to financial condition, trends, marketing, and product strategy; react accordingly to ensure market leadership
  • Develop and communicate a conceptual assortment plan for department needs that tie to financial expectations (STYLE ASSORTMENT, KEY ITEM NEEDS, RETAILS, IMU'S, AURS)
  • Perform research analysis of the market and identify trends and opportunities that can be applied to the core customer, identifies key opportunities
  • Understand core customer to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Effectively manage the selection of merchandise in a timely manner
  • Partner with Planning & Replenishment to ensure the appropriate financial strategies and distribution to maximize sales, margin, and turn of the business
  • Develop and execute seasonal merchandise plans and pricing strategies
  • Determine quantities to order by style, size, and color; validate to Line Plan and OTB plan
  • Review the sales plan and make merchandising decisions in partnership with Merchandising
  • Partner with production team to manage flow, timing of deliveries and cost|IMU expectations
  • Communicate with Leadership on a recap of best and worst sellers
  • Manage, develop, and educate direct reports

ROLE REQUIREMENTS
  • Six plus years of experience in Buying for apparel across Women's categories
  • Experience working with vendors and negotiating
  • 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
  • BFA or BA in Fashion Merchandising, Business, or related field
  • 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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