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
Our 24 / 7 Promise to you : Please note that only candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted within 48hours.
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