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June

Buyer - Accessories

SPORTSGIRL - Melbourne, VIC

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Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION


Reporting to the Accessories Buying Manager, you will select and develop a range of innovative beauty products that will enable the department to achieve set sales plans, intake margins, planned markdowns and overall gross profit aligned to the Sportsgirl customer profile. Your experience, passion and game changing attitude will ensure these deliverables will be met.

This position is based at our Head Office in Cremorne, VIC - with free onsite parking and generous team member discount.


Your day-to-day:

  • Achieve budgeted sales results, meet gross profit targets and identify growth opportunities
  • Ensure OTB, margins and pricing strategy for department is being achieved
  • Demonstrate an understanding of beauty trends as they relate to the Sportsgirl customer
  • Communicate creative input and innovation for all beauty product development as required for Sportsgirl to be first in the market
  • Manage, guide and inspire a Buying Assistant
  • Build strong internal relationships with the buying, planning, marketing departments and off-short suppliers


What we’re looking for:

  • Proven buying and product development experience within a high SKU business (experience in beauty/skincare advantageous, but not essential).
  • Entrepreneurial approach to identify the global beauty trends that set Sportsgirl apart in the market
  • Strong communication, leadership and mentoring skills
  • Strong organisational skills to manage critical paths, deadlines and lead times
  • Proven direct sourcing experience
  • Strong negotiation skills and commercial awareness
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial management including assortment planning and OTB management
  • Solid understanding of the local and international market place
  • In touch with packaging & graphic design trends

Along with your experience as a passionate Beauty Buyer, we are looking for someone who will resonate with our values - someone who is positive, enthusiastic and will contribute to our motivated and supportive team dynamic.