Senior Buyer, Apparel & Accessories

Portland Oregon
Required Experience: 5 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description
CCS is looking for an experienced buyer to lead our apparel and accessories buying effort. The Senior Buyer will drive all aspects of apparel and accessories buying, collaborate cross functionally with our marketing and merchandising teams, and work with other members of our leadership team to set and execute against company–wide strategic goals. The ideal candidate will be (i) able to both think big picture and work in the weeds to get stuff done and (ii) excited for the possibility of building something special.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop seasonal and long-term category and vendor strategies
• Manage all aspects of the apparel and accessories merchandise offering, including selection, negotiation, promotion, and disposition
• Work closely with the Buying Support team which handles part creation and primary PO writing responsibilities
• Work closely with our Marketing and Merchandising team to identify products for amplified marketing and merchandising prioritization, provide guidance on retail store assortment planning, and plan our seasonal (physical) catalog issues
• Monitor performance and identify in-season and longer term trend opportunities
• Develop and nurture strategic relationships with our vendor-partners
• Source new vendor-partner opportunities that align with our category strategies
• Communicate with vendors to resolve issues and facilitate marketing programs
• Identify routine part management optimization opportunities
• Handle all aspects of Open-to-Buy
• Attend relevant trade shows and events
Job Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree
• 5+ years of professional apparel and/or accessories buying experience
• Passion and expertise in skate and/or street wear is strongly preferred
• Demonstrated leadership and decision making skills
• Comfort being self-directed and self-motivated
• Retail math literacy and application of concepts to daily operations
• Strong merchandising, product, and analytical skills
• Proficient in Excel
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Highly detail oriented and organized
• Trend and fashion aware with ability to understand current trends, competition, and markets
• Able to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and management