Responsibilities

  • Responsible for creating & implementing buying and product strategy and tactical plans for kids dept.
  • Products must reflect the retail trends at best commercial value, thereby ensuring delivery of sales and margins for the department.
  • Adequate stock management to meet the strategic goals of the department.
  • Responsible for negotiating the price and ensuring delivery arrangements with Suppliers/Vendors within a set timeline.
  • Maintain a good retail interface with territories on stock management and product feedback.
  • Liaise with VM & marketing team for effective product launch, visual display & media campaigns.
  • Determine the buying requirements and formulates the buying plan along with planning as per budget for the assigned category, based on the analysis of the historical trends and future forecasts.
  • Ensure constant cost reduction measures through centralized bulk buying and/ or selecting appropriate vendor mix.
  • Gather information on fashion trends through trade shows/inspirational trips and utilize the same in building competitive product proposition.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in fashion/supply chain/management or similar.
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Excellent communicator and a team player.
  • Must have 3+ years of experience in product buying/ Retail merchandising in Kids wear.

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