Accessories Buyer - US

Valentino

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Job title

Accessories Buyer - US, Valentino

Location

New York, United States

Level

Executive / Coordinator

Function

Buying

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Reporting To:

  Director, Buying and Merchandising  

Department:

 Retail Buying

OVERVIEW

The Buyer, Accessories will be responsible for identifying product opportunities and executing merchandising strategies to maximize sales, margin and store performance across all shoe, handbag, SLG, and licensed goods categories. In addition, the Buyer, Accessories will be responsible for the training and development of the Assistant Buyer/Allocator.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop pre-market merchandise strategies consistent with financial goals
  • Manage buying process; including OTB, product selection, and allocation
  • Collaborate with central office counterparts to ensure product requirements are met
  • Responsible for in-season management of reorders and inter-store transfers
  • Manage weekly allocation process in partnership with Assistant Buyer/Allocator and Customer Service
  • Partner with Store Managers and teams to address product needs and drive sales
  • Initiate and generate daily and weekly business analysis to track selling, identify key trends and maximize opportunities
  • Communicate merchandising priorities and business needs to cross functional partners, and ensure proper execution of strategies and goals
  • Collaborate with and support management in the development and execution of overarching business strategies to meet and exceed results
  • Train and develop direct report

The Ideal Candidate

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 + years of  high volume, SKU-intensive Buying experience
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Strong retail math, excel, and analytical skills
  • Natural curiosity and appreciation for the business
  • Ability to travel up to 35%

About Us

Valentino S.p.A. is controlled since 2012 by Mayhoola for Investiments S.P.C., a holding company sustained by a group of private investors from Qatar.The Maison is now under the creative direction of Pierpaolo Piccioli.

Valentino is amongst the leaders of international fashion to believe in the elevated added value that derives from a global vision of style, developed through collections of Haute Couture, Pret-a-Porter, Valentino Garavani accessories, eyewear and fragrances licensed in partnership with Puig.