Boardriders, Inc

Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description
COMPANY OVERVIEW:                                                                      
Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company-owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e- commerce channels.
“Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including:  Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans”
The Senior 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.  The ideal candidatea must exhibit leadership capability & can motivate & mentor team members at different levels. Roxy will be the brand of focus for this position. This role is to be located in Huntington Beach, CA, will report into the Head of Buying and Planning for Ecomm 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.
Strong understanding of financial metrics and can make recommendations on how to drive the business based on sales, history & market trends for current and go forward seasons. Manage all aspects of the open to buy
Partner with planning to align on targets to execute the seasonal plan, while identifying improvements in otb turn and sell thru
Work in partnership with design to edit and assort the line, ensuring product supports departmental strategies and falls within brand aesthetic
Identify opportunities for ecomm channel to differentiate product range from wholesale assortment.   Quantify sales opportunity and a business plan on how to execute
Develop an online merchandise strategy to provide direction to the web merchandising team, and marketing team on seasonal merchandise theme
Collaborate with the marketing team on building out the email calendar to ensure key stories are impactfully featured
Understand competitive set, including pricing, style & key messaging and uses knowledge to make sound recommendations for departments
Think creatively/ outside the box to identify new business opportunities and category expansion ideas
Mentor and manage direct reports with goals on training them to the next level
Bachelor’s Degree
5-9 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
Previous management experience