Buyer - Private Label I E-commerce Site I Gurgaon


5 - 10 Years   Gurgaon

Full TimeOperations Manager

Job Description

Relates to and understands the target fashion market in order to source and select branded product which will appeal to the customer.   Is self-assured, persuasive and prepared to take risks when interpreting and predicting fashion trends. Has a flair for fashion and possesses a strong sense of imagination and creativity. Must have strong negotiation skills, good commercial awareness and the ability to make quick decisions.  Reports into the Buying Head.

Job Profile:

  • Has good knowledge of global fashion brands and trends and maintains this by constantly researching this as part of everyday life
  • Takes accountability for delivering a customer focused and design-led product range, achieved through effective market research, comp shops and inspirational trips
  • Travels around India and abroad to investigate new brands and new product opportunities
  • Correctly identifies new trends and new brands relevant to the customer base
  • Pitches ideas for new products to Manager
  • Assesses suitability for the Indian market of brands from the UK and other territories outside of India
  • Ensures the final range delivered is both balanced and appropriate
  • Negotiates margins suitable to the customer and right for merchandising business.  
  • Works with Planner to plan seasonal spend.
  • Ensures the products are delivered on time.
  • Works to continuously better the product offering and ensure newness
  • Develops exclusive product with the brands
  • Helps to interpret reports and to predict future sales.
  • Works with planner to trade product categories and manage repeats and cancellations
  • Reacts to any changes in customer demand
  • Interprets feedback from customers
  • Acquires brand collateral and campaign imagery for use on the website
  • Manages the movement of samples within the business and acting as a contact point between the Warehouse, the Shoot Team and Marketing
  • Suggests styling of brands to the shoot team
  • Acquires Press Samples from the brands in order to facilitate marketing and promotions
  • Suggests timings for brands launches and promotions and feeds information into Marketing
  • Regularly audits the available product to ensure it is both well-represented and accurate

Skills Required

  1. Very bright, willing and able to learn
  2. Up for a challenge
  3. Passionate about Western fashion
  4. Dresses themselves in the latest Western fashion trends
  5. Has a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in menswear
  6. Has a minimum of 5 years working in a fashion environment
  7. Can identify a young fashion product
  8. Demonstrates knowledge of and has an opinion on High Street Fashion brands.
  9. Has experience of negotiating prices
  10. Has experience of range building
  11. Has experience of trading and examining sales
  12. Has experience of working with factories- Good to Have
  13. Has fabric knowledge- Good to Have
  14. Has the ability to work autonomously and make decisions
  15. Has the ability to recognize future fashion trends
  16. Has some experience in Design- Good to Have
  17. Has worked as a Category Manager or similar- Good to Have
  18. Has knowledge of fashion styling- Good to Have
  19. Bears responsibility well
  20. Is willing to learn how to the job the Koovs way.

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