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Senior Buying Manager
Posted on 8/8/2022
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Degree holder in Fashion Design, Fashion, Textile or any related disciplines
  • 6+ years of experience in buying/merchandising; experience in multi-brand and varied categorical expertise are preferred
  • Ability to work closely with our headquarters located in Hong Kong
  • Strong intuition with respect to future-state trends and emerging brands
  • Knowledge in omnichannel merchandising is necessary. Exceptional understanding of the global consumer and an understanding of the online retail landscape across markets
  • Good command of retail math concepts, applications and statistical analysis - OTB, inventory management concept
  • Proven track-record of reaching sales targets, improving processes and managing multiple tasks to tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to think strategically and approach challenges with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability and confidence to liaise at all levels. Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Less experienced candidates will be considered as Buying Manager
  • Partner with Planning Manager to develop seasonal Open-To-Buy, driving improvement in the buying and merchandising cycle including sales, sell through analysis and inventory
  • Devise long and short-term merchandising plans based on past sales figures verse trends
  • Develop team of Buyers to think strategically, and approach orders with a focus on business KPIs and company goals. Provide coaching to ensure direct reports are able to meet and exceed the requirements of the role
  • Review all orders to establish a balanced range of merchandise suited to the customer profile of the company and channel positioning
  • Make recommendations for changes and improvements to maximize sales potential and profit margins
  • Lead development of projects from assortment POV and leverage opportunities for localisation where possible
  • Establish vendor relationships to obtain favorable terms of agreement that mitigate erosion to margin
  • Find opportunities within current work-flow to improve productivity both internally and cross-functionally. Work closely with internal stakeholders to strive to challenge existing processes

201-500 employees

Company Overview
Hypebeast is an online platform for editorially-driven commerce and news that provides information about designs and fashions.
Company Values
  • Inspire
  • Innovate
  • Drive culture forward