eComm Buyer - Billabong

Irvine California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
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Job Description
SUMMARY:
The eCommerce Buyer will be responsible for all aspects of buying process including managing a multi-million dollar OTB, hindsight reporting, assortment planning and strategy for the ecom channel. This person will also manage the in-season process of recognizing opportunity for speed to market product, inventory flow, sales and inventory analysis and markdown determination. Responsibilities include assortment planning and buying as well as product development.  Strong communication skills are required as this role will require working closely with cross functional partners and upper management and presenting go forward strategies for the e-comm division. Billabong Men’s will be the brand of focus for this position. This role is to be located in Irvine, CA, will report into the Director of Global eComm and Online Merchandising and will work closely with the ecommerce team. Additionally, he / she will work with closely with the regional product and merchandising planning teams to manage the product assortment.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Execute and analyze weekly, monthly, season and ad hoc reports related to selling and inventory position
Manage an open to buy and develop a course of action based on opportunities and risk to maximize sales goals and hit margin goals
Create differentiation within the assortment by partnering with the design team to maximize product opportunity in season
Develop online merchandise strategy to provide direction to the web merchandising, and marketing team on season merchandise theme
Collaborate with the marketing team on building out the email calendar to ensure key stories are impactfully featured
Manage samples and the photography for both web and catalog
Be the point person across all cross functional partner for ecommerce merchandising strategy
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree
3-5 years prior eCommerce or retail buying or planning experience, ideally in apparel
Strong Excel and analytical skills to measure, manage, analyze and report on sales and inventory KPI's
Financial experience
Keen attention to detail with strong multi-tasking skills
Result-oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency
Excellent verbal communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues all levels
 
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
Previous management experience