Buying Associate

Country :
USA
State :
California
County :
Los Angeles County
Town :
LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN
Category :
Purchasing
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time
Salary :
Depends on expereince
Years experience :
2 to 5 years

Company description

Roy Halston Frowick was the creator of luxury American fashion, whose groundbreaking designs still influence and inspire us today. Founded in the 1960s, the HALSTON label took the fashion industry by storm. Known for his innovation in millinery, Halston used his signature materials of jersey, cashmere, and suede to reinvent the jumpsuit, the shirtdress, and the classic caftan, permanently leaving his mark on fashion. Once dubbed "the premier fashion designer in America" by Newsweek, Halston was synonymous with the 1970s and the era of Studio 54. His strong connection to pop culture was evident by his friends and clients, which included Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, and Anjelica Huston.

Halston created strong codes that are quintessential to the brand even to this day, as a new team of innovators continue to evolve the HALSTON legacy through the HALSTON HERITAGE collection. Under the vision of new Chairman and CEO Ben Malka, an industry veteran, today HALSTON HERITAGE is an approachable luxury lifestyle brand – mixing legacy codes with a modern edge to create an effortless women’s collection of ready-to-wear, dresses, handbags, footwear and small leather goods. HALSTON HERITAGE is carried by some of the world’s most formidable retailers including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter and Harvey Nichols, and as of 2013 – the first HALSTON HERITAGE stores, and the brand’s first digital flagship (www.HALSTON.com).

HALSTON is a dynamic, rapidly growing fashion house headquartered in a premier downtown Los Angeles location. With a new management team in place as of 2011, and over 150 employees on staff, the company continues to look for highly skilled individuals with proven expertise in their field to work on our expanding team

Job description

Strategies -

§ Conduct margin analysis on product categories.

§ Formulate effective buying strategies to increase sales.

§ Anticipate customer preferences.

§ Responsible for conceptualizing a fashion line for the target consumer and for the current season.

§ Keen understanding of the luxury market and clientele.

§ Identify target markets for designs, looking at factors such as age, gender, and socioeconomic status.

§ Analyze consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends.

§ Regularly review performance indicators, e.g. sales and discount levels.


Tasks/Timeline -

§ Liaise with other departments within the organization to ensure projects are completed.

§ Participate in promotional activities.

§ Write reports and forecast sales levels.

§ Liaise with shop personnel to ensure product/collection supply meets demand.

§ Abide by company deadlines.

§ Analyze weekly selling reports.

§ Participate in weekly meetings to review business.


JOB REQUIREMENTS

§ Knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures.

§ Knowledge of materials, products, and the commodity market in area of specialization.

§ Skill in preparing and analyzing technical specifications and bids.

§ Skill in both verbal and written communication.

§ Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

§ Bachelor's degree in related field AND two years of buying experience within the luxury market.


We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse environment.

Profile

Roy Halston Frowick was the creator of luxury American fashion, whose groundbreaking designs still influence and inspire us today. Founded in the 1960s, the HALSTON label took the fashion industry by storm. Known for his innovation in millinery, Halston used his signature materials of jersey, cashmere, and suede to reinvent the jumpsuit, the shirtdress, and the classic caftan, permanently leaving his mark on fashion. Once dubbed "the premier fashion designer in America" by Newsweek, Halston was synonymous with the 1970s and the era of Studio 54. His strong connection to pop culture was evident by his friends and clients, which included Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, and Anjelica Huston. 

 Halston created strong codes that are quintessential to the brand even to this day, as a new team of innovators continue to evolve the HALSTON legacy through the HALSTON HERITAGE collection. Under the vision of new Chairman and CEO Ben Malka, an industry veteran, today HALSTON HERITAGE is an approachable luxury lifestyle brand – mixing legacy codes with a modern edge to create an effortless women’s collection of ready-to-wear, dresses, handbags, footwear and small leather goods. HALSTON HERITAGE is carried by some of the world’s most formidable retailers including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter and Harvey Nichols, and as of 2013 – the first HALSTON HERITAGE stores, and the brand’s first digital flagship (www.HALSTON.com). 

 HALSTON is a dynamic, rapidly growing fashion house headquartered in a premier downtown Los Angeles location. With a new management team in place as of 2011, and over 150 employees on staff, the company continues to look for highly skilled individuals with proven expertise in their field to work on our expanding team