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    BALENCIAGA Buyer, Shoes | New York

    Balenciaga - Regular
    NEW YORK - United States of America

    We are currently seeking a Buyer, Shoes who will report to the Merchandising Director, LG & Shoes. YOUR OPPORTUNITY The Shoes Buyer is responsible for the collection buy and extensive data analysis for the Americas. They support the Director, LG & Shoes to manage the Shoes inventory by providing scheduled reporting and recommend actions to drive business. They collaborate closely with Finance and Planning in all merchandise budgeting, forecasting and planning activities. They monitor sales and key performance indicators for all retail channels: full-price stores, concessions and outlets.


    • Oversee buying activities during the sales campaign to build the most relevant assortment in line with global strategy (selection, quantities, assortment by store)
    • Collaborate closely with Finance and Planning to manage the open-to-buy seasonally 
    • Conduct sales and KPIs analysis and define action plans to optimize the business 
    • Act as the Shoes expert, providing monthly qualitative, quantitative, and competitive reports and market needs for Management and Global Merchandising team
    • Evaluate competitive market trends within the luxury environment 
    • Communicate and partner with Retail team on business strategies in order to achieve yearly sales plan
    • Manage reorders and inter-store transfers
    • Execute proactive consolidations to ensure profitability and satisfy market’s needs
    • Manage inventory levels, merchandise flow and pricing for all Americas outlet locations
    • Partner with Client Engagement/Training teams in order to align CRM activities and trainings to identify opportunities to develop client base
    • Partner with Visual Merchandising team to ensure successful collection launches and product priorities
    • Partner with Public Relations team to ensure product alignment with local editorials
    • Coordinate with Logistics and Inventory Control teams on pricing and stock flow management
    • Regularly visit Store stores / markets to understand the clientele and needs of each store and provide necessary product training 
    • Manage, train and direct the Shoes team


    • A minimum of 5 years experience in buying roles, preferably within a luxury retail environment
    • Knowledge of Fashion Industry and market trends
    • Good digital and IT skills, including MS Office
    • Understanding of Sales and Performance KPIs
    • Ability to work cross-functionally within the organization
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Strong product sensibility
    • Ability to travel
    • Ability to prioritize task execution based on business needs
    • Rigor, sense of organization and multi-tasking management
    • Ability to maintain a positive work environment while respecting brand values and behaviours
    • Business acumen
    • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)


    For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in New York, BALENCIAGA includes a reasonable estimate of the salary or hourly rate range for this role. This considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to business or organizational needs, skill sets, experience and training, licensure, and certifications. In addition, where a candidate falls within the disclosed range estimate may be dependent on the applicable geographic differential associated with the location in which the position may be filled.  

    A reasonable estimate of the current salary range is $105,000 USD to $120,000 USD.


    This is an exciting opportunity to join Balenciaga’s Corporate team as an Buyer, Shoes who will drive the business and contribute to the brand philosophy. We invite you to become part of a team that offers possibilities to learn and grow. Balenciaga is committed to thriving your professional development within the House or in the Kering group. We empower leaders to create, build and sustain high performing teams that excel in execution. We guide every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.


    Balenciaga is committed to fostering a diverse workforce. We believe that diversity in all its forms; race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law, enriches the workplace and our client experience. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome all applications and select our talents based on competencies and in alignment with our brand behaviors. Setting people for success is what we live for, and it is part of our interview process to discuss with you how to excel in our company.

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