We are currently seeking a Buyer, WLG who will report to Merchandising Manager-WLG & Acc as part of our dynamic team in China.
You will support the women’s leather goods business to achieve sales, sell through, and inventory targets for Saint Laurent stores in China with cross-functional collaboration and support to stores to reach department goals while ensuring optimal product offering and key brand messages across the network. You will support the women’s department in the development and execution of strategic initiatives to drive the growth of the leather goods business in China.
Support the development of the women’s business in China (leather goods) and maximize sales within sell-through parameters.
Partner with the Merchandising Manager, Store Directors, and Central Merchandising team to determine the appropriate strategies and objectives in terms of new products development, new products launch, product assortment & distribution and prices.
Close monitoring of the business to ensure that sell-through objectives and other financial objectives are achieved.
In partnership with the LG Merchandising Manager, determining and executing a holistic strategy for women’s leather goods to maximize the business in China while ensuring an accurate and consistent delivery of brand messages.
Determining product assortments and ensuring merchandise is purchased at appropriate quantities/sizes to achieve targeted sales projections and sell-through.
Support seasonal product launches and previews of new collections for clients, including trunk shows and pre-order events.
Execute product training and provide the store network with relevant collection/product information, sales strategies and selling techniques.
Partner closely with VM on collection launches, boutique remerchandising & end of season sale
Work on product life cycle including seasonal assortment planning, line development and merchandise selection.
Manage inventory, delivery, and reordering situations to ensure appropriate levels of stock of designated product categories are maintained, and responsible for merchandise allocations to DOS and co-ordination with stores and warehouse for stock replenishment issues.
Monitor sales and sell-through situations and execute appropriate strategies and tactics to boost sales and manage all pricing and merchandise related issues for seasonal sale periods.
Deliver analysis and feedback on sales performance, inventory situations and other merchandise-related issues.
Maintain in-depth knowledge of the competitive landscape and target customer profile through regular research and competitive analysis.
Communicate to worldwide merchants on product feedback and market needs including strategic pricing and product placement.
Collaborate with retail team to ensure understanding of local market needs by supporting in-store activities, contributing to customer loyalty, and maximizing the retail calendar.
Work closely with other internal departments including Retail, E-Commerce, Business Planning, Visual Merchandising, Store Planning and Communication.
International travel to Paris as well local travel within Mainland China
Education background: Bachelor’s degree
Minimum 4 years’ experience in fashion merchandising/buying role with international fashion/luxury brand companies.
Strong fashion and market sense with solid high-end fashion buying experience for the China market.
Strong communicator with a proven track record in executing training courses and partnering with local retail teams.
Good level of financial and business acumen
Good presentation, planning and analytical skills.
Good command of written and spoken English
Good computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Entrepreneurial, detail-minded, target-oriented
Extensive traveling will be required.
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.