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Urban Outfitters: Senior Buyer, Mens Denim/Bottoms

Country : USA USA

State : Pennsylvania

County : Philadelphia County

Town : PHILADELPHIA

Category : Purchasing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Title Senior Buyer
Reports to DMM

Supervises
Merchandise Assistant, Assistant Buyer, and Associate Buyer

Overview
The Senior Buyer is responsible for creating an exciting and timely product
assortment for our omni-channel business that meets or exceeds the sales
volume and profits for their respective departments. They are to execute the
vision of the DMM / Leadership and intuitively respond to customer feedback,
market trends and sales performance. The Senior Buyer is responsible for the
success of their business unit and is expected to use their fashion intuition to
direct the assortment.
Responsibilities
· Analyze weekly and monthly sales, stock and on-order with the goal of
optimizing sales and minimizing markdowns.
· Manage the OTB and partner with the DMM / Planning Team to adjust
where necessary to ensure that sales and margin are optimized by class.
· Manage styles to the plan, ensuring that each item is a winner and that the
assortment is properly balanced across looks, silhouettes, fabrics, patterns,
color, price points, etc., taking the correct inventory position with key items and
fringe and/or newness.
· Work with Design, Product Development and Production to manage the
timeline on all product development.
· Ensure that vendor relations are optimal i.e., getting the best possible
prices, quality and service levels with an appropriate level of “partnership” from
the Market.
· Work with the DMM, GMM, CEO and team on a regular, formalized basis to
ensure the unity and appropriateness of the assortments.
· Partner with Digital Merchandising Team, Marketing and Visual
Merchandising to ensure omni-channel synergy and Buy intent alignment.

Qualifications
· Minimum 7 years of buying experience with a retailer.
· Experience managing a team.
· Four-year degree in Fashion or Business preferred.
· An understanding of the customer’
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