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29.09.2021

Myer

Category Buyer (Fashion Accessories)

company: Myer
job title: Category Buyer (Fashion Accessories)
location: Docklands
work type: Contract
level: Mid-level

Role Description

Work is a whole lot better when you love what you do, we know that. That’s why we make sure that the loves and interests of our people match their responsibilities. We take what they love, and we let them live it.

So, do you want to be part of a team who loves coming to work each day? A team that makes Myer a great place to shop, and an even greater place to work?

In alignment with the Myer Merchandise strategy and Customer First plan, as the Category Buyer for Fashion Accessories (Watches & Jewellery), you will develop, buy and execute a category plan that delivers a compelling and profitable merchandise range that puts the customer first. In addition, you will actively support the Senior Buyer/Category Manager and General Manager, as well as being accountable for the end-to-end management for the Fashion Accessories category.

Key Responsibilities

  • Apply advanced negotiation skills to deliver optimised trading terms that deliver commercial targets
  • Accountable for sourcing, analysing and delivering a new brand strategy and brand management
  • Accountable for financial performance including budgets and pricing
  • Executing marketing and communications strategy specific to category and in line with the Myer Strategy
  • Establishing good supplier relationships to drive brand performance and deliver on key metrics
  • Lead teams to high performance through regular and effective coaching, feedback, mentoring and training and development opportunities
  • Actively deliver and monitor team development and succession plan strategies
  • Accountable for end-to-end execution of category from product selection, order placement and financial performance to deliver key metrics
  • Accountable for range execution including marketing, packaging, store planning and visual merchandising
  • Preparation, collation and presentation at Trade Reviews providing strategic direction at a Senior Executive level
  • Develop and execute our Myer Exclusive Brands in line with our brand DNA including order placement, financial performance of the business and end to end management of the production cycle
  • Research product trends, advancements and competitive landscape to improve sales including identify and determining key trends and providing direction on which trends are brand relevant

 

KEY SKILLS

  • Seasoned experience in a Buyer role, as well as product development
  • Bachelor degree/diploma in one of the following fields would be preferable but not essential: Fashion Textiles and Merchandising, Fashion Merchandise Management, Commerce, Marketing, Retail Management, Business Management, Economics
  • Advanced trend analysis and ability to implement according to strategy
  • Aware of competitive landscape
  • Retail, financial and business acumen
  • Strong financial and analytical skills
  • Ability to develop strong  internal and external relationships
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage small/medium sized teams

 

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