Francesca's Services Corp.

Associate Buyer

ID
2017-13880
US-TX-Houston
8760 Clay Road
Houston
Category
Buying
TX
77080

Overview

Develop seasonal assortment plans to maximize the development of brand, sales and profits for Apparel. Identify opportunities and recommend new products or concepts for department.    Coordinate information across departments with Merchandise Planning, Visual Merchandising, and Boutique Operations to ensure smooth flow of merchandise to the sales floor.

Responsibilities

  • Develop/decide product assortment, merchandise point of view, shop strategies, key item positioning, and promotional plans, ensuring that the collection is compelling, commercially viable and supports overall business objectives.
  • Source vendor base and create exclusive, proprietary products that enhance the brand.
  • Ensure timely delivery of the merchandise through consistent communication and follow-up with vendor, distribution center, and merchandise planning.
  • In collaboration with Planning, drive seasonal strategies and financial plans; ensure the financial success of a single division by meeting or exceeding sales, GM, and inventory goals.
  • Gain knowledge of customer and awareness of the competitive landscape to identify emerging trends.
  • Act as a role-model within the Department by coaching and teaching team members to work cooperatively and to remain focused.

Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of retail Buying experience.
  • Experience in sourcing vendors, product development, and production.
  • Customer-oriented.
  • Possess strong presentation, listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Defend and effectively sell a point of view.
  • Analyze a problem skillfully, formulate a logical rationale for the decision and take action.
  • Maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals.
  • Be open-minded to and receptive of others' opinions.
  • Possess basic knowledge of international production processes.
  • Demonstrate the organizational ability to facilitate multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.
  • Possess computer literacy and facility with Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to travel domestically.

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