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Freelance Buyer/Purchasing Agent

San Francisco, CA 94105

Posted: 02/11/2019 Job Category: Buying Job Number: 106570

Job Title: Freelance Buyer/Purchasing Agent 

Location: San Francisco, CA

Duration: Late March- April 2019

Full Time 

Job Description: 

• The Buyer help develops, executes, and communicates merchandise assortment plans, financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives of the departments.

• Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan as well as recap in-season sales on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.

• Identify risks and opportunities to business and recommend strategies to achieve financial goals.

• Hindsight businesses quarterly and share with global merchandising team as well as JHQ to influence future product offering and buys.

• Initiate and own end-to-end seasonal photo planning processes. Align with global online merchandising team on key messages and create market appropriate exclusive messages in partnership with marketing team, Buying Manager, and Buying Director.

• Ensure exclusive messages are driving both channels (online and stores) for Japan.

• Assist with web management to create a compelling product experience on the site, to include inspirational merchandise presentation, simple and intuitive category navigation, and clear and accurate product details.

• Understand product trends, historical data and departmental input at category/class level to manage in-season opportunities or risks.

• Understand competitive environment; proactively seek market knowledge through exposure to competitive retail outlets.

• Able to learn and understand Japanese consumers as well as the brand aesthetics in order to create market appropriate product offerings and sorts at market appropriate timing.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

• 2-3 years experience as an Inventory Analyst, Assistant Merchandiser or equivalent

• Minimum 3 years of retail buying, planning or related analytical experience

• Strong financial and analytical skills are must.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office.

• Possess a working knowledge of financial measurements.

• Demonstrate a point of view about product assortment and business opportunities.

• Able to negotiate with and influence peers and members of cross-functional team

• Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities

• Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines

• Maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals.

• Demonstrate strong listening, verbal, written and presentation skills.

• Customer oriented.

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