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GUCCI Buyer - Childrens

Gucci - Regular
New York - United States of America

Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is reinventing a wholly modern approach to fashion. Under the new vision of creative director Alessandro Michele, the House has redefined luxury for the 21st century, further reinforcing its position as one of the world’s most desirable fashion houses. Eclectic, contemporary, romantic—Gucci products represent the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and are unsurpassed for their quality and attention to detail. Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories that owns a portfolio of powerful luxury and sport and lifestyle brands.

Role Mission

The Buyer of Children’s is responsible for providing market expertise, filtering the assortment, and establishing buy quantities that meet the individual market needs and financial goals for the business within the Open To Buy parameters. Demonstrates smart risk-taking in business and product decisions and clearly communicates and manages team to execute these decisions from showroom to selling floor. Builds strong partnerships with members of the cross-functional team. Ensures team is optimizing stock to support the growth and meet sales targets. Supports the division by providing analysis and results for their category, recommends action against the results and follows through on executing this action. Coordinates daily activities across designated departments to facilitate responsibilities. Consistently keeps Gucci America a leader in the market by providing timely and insightful competitive feedback to direct/indirect reports and WW Merchandising.  Supports upward mobility for Assistant and/or Associate Buyer by providing inspirational and balanced feedback consistently in order to position them for success.

Key Accountabilities

Business Management

  • Manage the success of the department through developing and driving seasonal business strategies that exceed financial goals within OTB parameters. Optimization of stock to sales ratios;

  • Ensure flow of inventory into business with close collaboration with WW Operations and Supply Chain and Central Demand Planning;

  • Achieve growth across all classifications and price ranges within OTB parameters;

  • With guidance from WW merchandising to ensure key messages, master orders or guidelines are implemented in the assortment for the very best benefit to Gucci America during buying campaigns;

  • Develop assortment in accordance with overall strategies, brand growth strategies, and financial plans

  • Analyze selling trends and react with reorders and consolidations, monitoring the progress of sales and profitability;

  • Optimize buying by store to exploit opportunities by market;

  • Collaborate with planning department to forecast sales;

  • Study and report on competitors pricing, product, and merchandising presentation strategies;

  • Initiating price changes in accordance with WW Merchandising;

  • Closely monitor monthly deliveries and communicate with WW and Visual partners to ensure proper execution of planned visual display.

Retail Support

  • Maximize sales and results by store through collaborating with the visual team to maximize exposure of best sellers, optimize floor capacity, and support brand initiatives – Minimum in store travel 8 days per quarter;

  • Responsible for Regional collection trainings quarterly;

  • Enhance understanding of local market needs and segmentation by eliciting feedback through constant communication;

  • Support and participate in in-store activities and events to increase customer loyalty;

  • Frequent communication of new product arrivals and business trends;

  • Optimize back of house efficiency by partnering with store to understand their specific challenges. 

Cross Functional Collaboration

  • Develop partnerships with regional retail team to ensure the specific needs of each market are met;

  • Articulate seasonal strategies and key product messages to communication partners (PR, special events, marketing, etc.);

  • Collaborate with special events and marketing to ensure seamless execution of events or brand initiatives;

  • Deliver both qualitative and quantitative feedback on a monthly basis to planning and WW teams;

  • Ensure the development, implementation and execution of company CRM initiatives by providing action plans to the team;

  • Gather feedback from stores on daily performance in terms of sales, client profile, and client reaction.

Performance and Talent Management

  • Create and manage development plans for direct reports to ensure job satisfaction and future development;

  • Manages and coach their team to prioritize their work, be customer-focused, and team-oriented;

  • Lead by example with a high standard of professionalism, positive attitude, and desire to be at Gucci.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Fashion, Business, Finance or related discipline;

  • A minimum of 4-5 years of relevant buying experience;

  • Luxury children’s experience highly preferred;

  • Experience in managing and developing a team;

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;

  • Flexibility to travel with short notice and to work a demanding schedule which can include on an adhoc basis evenings, weekends, and holidays.

EOE M/D/F/V

  • Full time
  • 北美
  • United States of America
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