Buying Manager Womens Apparel | Sydney

Posted on 06-Aug-2017
Application Close Date: 27-Aug-2017
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
Category:
Buying
Location:
Sydney
Residency:
Australian Resident
Position Reference:
SFG/SFG1821
Closing Date:
27-Aug-2017


You are an experienced Buying Manager with signifiant apparel experience and strong technical knowledge in the field of women's clothing. Operating at a management level, you have proven experience leading teams to succeed through clear coaching, development and strategy. Join us to be a global market leader as our brands change the perception of fashion.

 

Your New Career

Leading a growing buying team, you will work as part of the leadership team to shape the brand handwriting and product ranges. You will be accountable for delivering the critical path and must be an expert in this field and have the ability to work on multiple, complex systems and within a direct vendor management model.

 

Global travel will see you identifying key looks and trends in the US & Europe as well as building fantastic relationships with our group supplier base across Asia, as well working in established and new markets. You will develop your team to buy & build balanced product ranges to that meet our customer needs and brand proposition. Identifying areas for opportunity and growth, as well as areas for improvement and knowing the lifecycle of your products. 

 

Collaborative in your leadership style you will work closely liaise with the planning team to trade categories to achieve sales, working both the OTB and promotional activity as well as joining forces with the marketing function to communicate key product and trend messages to our customer.

 

You will have a great eye and taste-level for the local market and will be able to build ranges with a focus on outfitting that links back to how the product will look in-store. You bring discipline and improvement into the buying processes. We balance our ranges with a speed to market model so it is important that you have also had exposure to this.  You will also be excellent at managing the brand time-line and ensuring all key dates are executed.

 

You are able to embrace a continuous change environment and have skills to influence knowledge process and procedue improvement. Leading a buying team, you will work to shape product ranges that meet customer needs and the brand proposition. You will be accountable for delivering the critical path and must be an expert in this field and have the ability to work on multiple, complex systems and within a direct vendor management model.

 

Your New Destination

Katies is an iconic Australian brand delivering inspired and versatile fashion for the feminine woman. No matter the day, the occasion, where they go or what they do, Katies believes in providing the inspiration and the outfits to help our women shine. We currently have in excess of 150 stores nation-wide and a growing online presence, with aggressive growth plans for the future. 

Specialty Fashion Group is an ASX leading, specialty apparel retailer with over 1,000 stores and 7,000 Team Members across Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & the USA. SFG are all about game changers who are customer centric. If this is you get in contact with our talent team who are waiting to connect with you!