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Buyer, Men's Brands

Country : USA USA

Region : California

County : Orange County

Town : Anaheim

Category : Purchasing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description


Join the Pacsun Community:

Pacsun is dedicated to delivering an exclusive collection of the most relevant brands and styles to a community of inspired youth. Through partnerships with brands such as adidas, Brandy Melville, Essentials Fear of God, our own brands, and many more. Our Pacsun community believes in and understands the importance of using our voice, platform, and resources to inspire and bring about positive development. Our program PacCares supports and partners with organizations that align with our internal and external initiatives surrounding mental health, diversity, and equality. Join the Pacsun Community.

Learn more here: LinkedIn- Our Community

About the Job:

Collaborate with Senior Buyer in managing all aspects of the category businesses to drive results that meet or exceed the planned financial and qualitative objectives established for the fiscal period, support administrative needs of the business group. Assume full responsibility for a subset of key brands, collaborations and/or categories within the Branded Apparel Buying Team. Take data flow information and independently make recommendations on how to drive the business, take initiative to understand variance to plan and prior year, build partnerships that allow for open and timely communication and have confidence to speak in open forums and provide value added comments. This will be specifically for the Branded Apparel Business and could include identifying and helping manage special projects. Partner closely with eCommerce Buying team.


A day in the life, what youu2019ll be doing:

  • Driving sales and margins through vendor communication, internal design, and product development, presenting new strategies and opportunities for sales and profits for their classification.
  • Identifying key trends in the marketplace and translating the trends to our target consumer.
  • Attend line reviews with brand partners and key vendors.
  • Network with key designers, brand owners, and other key influencers in the fashion community to secure new brands and ideas for Pacsun.
  • Lead in developing seasonal merchandising strategies and prioritize tasks to support market strategy.
  • Communicate departmental seasonal strategies to design and cross functional merchandising team to ensure they support long term departmental goals.
  • Work with marketing team to bring key strategies, big ideas or brand launches to market in a compelling way for the consumer.
  • Rank styles based on historical and current product performance and identify redundancies in the product assortment.
  • Partner with planning team to develop balanced investment and inventory strategies.
  • Make recommendations for in season strategy changes as needed, communicate to cross functional team and lead the execution of those changes on a timely basis.
  • Purchase order management - Ability to reconcile and report out receipts on a monthly basis and demonstrate financial responsibility for success of business.
  • Lead in executing business strategies, including product development, promotional strategies, and product presentation.
  • Prepare for business review meetings and projects with cross functional partners.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



What it takes to Join: The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:

  • Minimum of two yearsu2019 experience in buying office as an Assistant Buyer preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of Word, familiar with Island Pacific and comfortable with Excel and Lotus.
  • Must have strong communication skills, providing direction to private label, design and product development team and brands.
  • Ability to move and react quickly to sell-through reports, working on both chase and pre-book calendars
  • Must be task driven and pro-active when it comes to executing tasks
  • Must be numerically strong and understand the relation of sales and inventory; perform analysis and derive trend/risk opportunities and must be proactive in identifying risks and opportunities.
Salary Range: $87,516-$97,900

Pac Perks:

  • Flexible work from home options.
  • HQ workforce of 60%+ people of color.
  • Dog friendly office environment.
  • Beverages and snacks provided daily.
  • Onsite gym, volleyball court, ping-pong tables, and a skate park available on campus.
  • $1,000 referral incentive program.
  • Generous associate discount of 30-50% off merchandise online and in-stores.
  • Competitive long term and short-term incentive program.
  • Immediate 100% vested 401K contributions and employer match.
  • Calm Premium access for all employees.
  • Employee perks throughout the year.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that are required by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; as well as reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to work in open environment with fluctuating temperatures and standard lighting.
  • Ability to work on computer and mobile phone for multiple hours; with frequent interruptions.
  • Required to travel in elevator or stairwells to attend meetings and engage with associates on multiple floors throughout building.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. As an International Retailer, occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required during periods of high volume. This role operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.

Other Considerations:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the role.
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