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SAINT LAURENT Junior Buyer, Men’s

Saint Laurent - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Shanghai - Mainland China

ABOUT SAINT LAURENT Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent was the first couture house to introduce the concept of luxury prêt-à-porter in a 1966 collection called ‘Rive Gauche’, synonymous with youth and freedom. This shift represented a first critical step in the modernization of fashion and revolutionized the socio-cultural landscape. In 1999, the luxury goods division of the Kering Group acquired Yves Saint Laurent and, under the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello since April 2016, continues to position the house at the summit of the luxury universe. Today, Saint Laurent collections include women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, scarves, ties and eyewear.

We are currently seeking a Junior Buyer, Men’s who will report to Assistant Merchandising Manager – Men’s as part of our dynamic team in China.

ROLE

You will support the Men’s department in the development and execution of strategic initiatives to drive the growth of the Men’s business in China.

MISSION

  • Demonstrate knowledge of products, customers, and market in men’s division (RTW, Shoes, Leather Goods and Accessories),
  • Identify market needs and opportunities: support the product debrief to central team, including price positioning, competitor analysis and product opportunities, assist in developing short-term and long-term strategies.
  • Support in seasonal buying: including pre-buying reports and analysis; in-showroom merchandise selection, assortment planning, presentation preparation; and post-buy wrap ups, including sizing and delivery follow up.
  • Compose routine and ad hoc reports, monitor performance at SKU/Store level on necessity.
  • Analyze sales performance, initiate, and implement action plans to maximize sales and optimize sell thru.
  • Assure appropriate product supply, replenish, consolidate and rebalance on seasonal products; cooperate with planning team on permanent products re-ordering and assortment adjustment.
  • Communicate regularly with retail team via newsletter, store visit and touch base.
  • Support client engagement events, including products coordination and pre-order follow up.
  • Deliver product training, including seasonal launch and ad hoc activation projects.
  • Work closely with other internal departments including: Marketing and Communication, E-commerce, Operations, Visual Merchandising, and Customer Service, etc
  • International travel to Paris as well as local travel to China stores

PROFILE

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years in luxury fashion industry, candidates with less experience will be considered as Merchandising Assistant.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office, especially in Excel, candidates with experience in Power BI will be a plus
  • Commercial awareness and strong business acumen.
  • Passion for the industry, a good taste and appreciation of luxury product
  • Familiar with retail math (stock to sales, sell-through, inventory turn etc.)
  • Strong time management skills, ability to work under tight schedule and multi-task scenarios
  • Strong time management skills, ability to work under tight schedule and multi-task scenarios
  • Entrepreneurial, Detail-minded, Target-oriented

Saint Laurent is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.

  • Full time
  • Asia
  • Mainland China
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