Digital Associate Buyer
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At The North Facewe dare to lead the world forward through Exploration.
The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. Founded in the counterculture of Berkeley, CA in 1966 we have a long and storied legacy of enabling exploration, protecting our planet, and creating iconic and technically advanced product.
Our culture is born from the spirit of the Explorer and infuses everything we do. We love wild places. We spark curiosity. We dare to disrupt. We create communities. And we lead with integrity. We are a community of explorers and are constantly looking for new ideas, places and people to connect with.
We take great pride in our ability to facilitate exploration for our employees and partners. By joining The North Face family, you will be offered the opportunity, tools and environments to more deeply explore the world around you and make meaningful, lasting connections. You will also be working on a team with a mission to protect our planet for generations to come.
The North Face is part of VF Corporation who guidespowerful brands that are fueled by insights and innovation that put us at the heart of our consumers lives. Many of our brands lead their respective categories, and some have risen to iconic status.
While our VF company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.
Associate Buyer (Digital): Become the Newest Member of the VF Family
You will develop and execute merchandising strategies that maximize sales, margin, inventory turnover, visual presentation and customer satisfaction. You will drive strategic and daily execution for planning, buying, analyzing, merchandising, and forecasting of The North Face e-commerce merchandise while adhering to company and divisional strategies.
How You Will Make a Difference:
Drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory and bottom line profitability.
Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities at department and digital class levels to influence strategies to ensure sales and comp growth. (related actions include: identifying right quantities to purchase to achieve sales, margin, turnover, and merchandising objectives. Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan and forecast in-season sales / inventory needs on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. Work with Planning Mgr. to create open-to-buy forecasts. Monitor inventory for all styles and drive allocation strategy to meet department financial goals)
Influence development/decision of product assortment, merchandise point of view, key item positioning and promotional plans to ensure assortment exceeds customer product expectations and supports business objectives.
Strengthen inventory mix by collaborate with cross-functional team on replenishment needs via product transfers or quick turn to drive inventory requirements and meet in-stock targets.
Manage and communicate business performance by generate data and make recommendations based on analysis of merchandise performance. Analysis can include color, class, and division selling to provide feedback to digital merchandising team and act to drive business to improve future purchase decisions.
Partner with digital merchandising team, digital analyst, and marketing to create a compelling product experience on the site with brand-right merchandise presentation.
Contribute to digital marketing needs via monitoring copy and photo briefs for product to ensure product investment matches key asset and image communication to the customer.
Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 3+ years retail buying experience, with 2+ years of e-Commerce buying experience.
Educational/ Position Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business, Retail Merchandising or related field and/or relevant experience.
Advanced computer skills required, including a solid knowledge Word, Excel, AS400, and SAP.
Knowledge of online merchandise techniques a bonus.
Strong analytical skills.
Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
Possess and ability to understand financial measurements and how to impact them.
Must be detail oriented.
Strong merchandise planning/analysis and the inventory pipeline skills from concept to permanent markdown.
Strong communication skills.
Strong trend analysis and problem solving skills.
Strong time management skills with a sense of urgency.
Strong team building skills.
Self-motivated, flexible, and able to handle large volumes of work independently.
Have a personal connection with the Outdoors.
Exploration should move you, individually, socially and environmentally.