David Jones - Buyer - Beauty
The role: The Merchandise Group is responsible for ensuring that our range and selection continues to remain fresh and relevant to our customers. The team is committed to delivering the very best range of brands and exclusives, across David Jones at competitive prices to enhance the customer's experience. Key Responsibilities include: Develop and design ranges, including selecting merchandise assortment Review in store fixturing, taking into consideration the brand value proposition Maintain effective relationships with approved suppliers and negotiate on- boarding of new suppliers and vendors Establish agreed price points across all categories Research and design forecast and trend analysis Coach and manage your direct reports and their teams to drive engagement, healthy succession and maximum individual productivity Achieve sales, GP dollars, GMROI and stock turn product targets Manage purchases within agreed OTB limits Manage markdowns Identify and implement advertising plans to ensure in stock for life of advertisement Achieve margin within buying, pricing and competitive pricing policies Manage agreed assortment width and depth Achieve aged inventory standards within policy guidelines The Ideal Candidate will have: Demonstrated experience working within the Retail Buying Possess strong numerical and analytical skills Possess a strong retail and commercial acumen Have a demonstrated ability to work alongside a range of key senior stakeholders in order to achieve business outcomes A dynamic and inspirational approach to leadership, with strong people management skills Have a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work within a fast paced environment whilst balancing competing interests Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, with the ability to influence stakeholders across the organization Why work for us? Competitive remuneration package, including incentives Generous discounts across our David Jones, Country Road, POLITIX, Trenery, Witchery and MIMCO products.
Excellent career progression including diverse project work and on the job development A genuine, open and high performing culture Involvement in our Corporate Social Responsibility program supporting our community partnerships About Us: David Jones and the Country Road Group is AustralasiaÃ¢Â€Â™s largest department store and fashion retail group comprising of iconic brands such as David Jones, Country Road, POLITIX, Trenery, Witchery and MIMCO. Our Values include being Customer Obsessed, Collaborative, Inspirational, Responsible and Dedicated to Quality. We are looking for highly motivated and passionate individuals to be part of the GroupÃ¢Â€Â™s evolution and support each brand to realise their full potential.