Buyer / Product Developer
Patty Shapiro
11d ago

Company : Fashion & Apparel

Montreal’s #1 fashion recruitment agency, Patty Shapiro & Associates, is looking for an experienced and self-driven Buyer / Product Developer for a fashion-

forward national retailer in Montreal.

There are many qualities that make up a successful Buyer / Product Developer that cannot be taught, they are innate; such as passion, curiosity, enthusiasm, creativity, imagination, decisiveness, good judgment, and strong analytical skills.

They need to be flexible and computer-savvy. Must also be able to work under pressure because the fashion industry blows like the wind.

If this sounds exciting to you then please reach out immediately.

What you will do :

  • Create and analyze buying reports and work to optimize the profitability of the company
  • Work closely with planners, allocators, buyer’s assistant and supervisors to execute promotional and merchandising strategies
  • Plan product assortment
  • Connect with technical designers and fit technicians to achieve desired product
  • Communicate and negotiate with vendors regarding product development, order placement, delivery follow up, initiation of new orders, PO revisions and cancellations, shipping, packing, and pre-ticketing
  • Recommend timely markdowns on goods and reorders on best sellers
  • Regular communication with retail department to ensure that the merchandising strategies are well executed
  • Coordinate PO / price changes; write worksheets, purchase authorizations, revise purchase orders
  • Conduct market research and be available to travel for store visits
  • Liaison to all areas of the company as it applies to the purchase, delivery, receipt, ticketing, processing and pricing
  • Work with Visual team to develop effective presentation plans and promotions
  • Collaborate with management in the development and execution of merchandising and promotional strategies
  • Oversee approval of product prior to production
  • Manage and train assistant and coordinator
  • What you will need :

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • 6+ years’ experience in fashion buying for retail chains
  • Product development experience a MUST
  • Bilingual effective verbal and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills; solid in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to identify current fashion trends
  • Strong knowledge of merchandising and technical aspects of apparel (specifically dresses)
  • Exemplary negotiation skills, experience in vendor negotiation a strong asset
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Passion for fashion and buying
  • Referral Bonus program : Ask us how to participate in our CANDIDATE REFERRAL PROGRAM

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