BUYER
SSENSE - Montréal, QC

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As Buyer you will be responsible for executing the strategy, planning, selection and buying of all commodities related to the Men's or Women's division. This role reports directly to the Buying Manager. The ideal candidate should have an exceptional eye for the latest industry trends in fashion; ability to develop and source new products through the precise execution of a well-conceived merchandise strategy; a team player that can effectively communicate and work alongside the other departments in the organisation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain daily communication and develop relationships with suppliers
  • Work with suppliers to enforce delivery windows and report any discrepancies to Senior Buyers
  • Manage logistics tasks related to duties and freight forwarders for incoming shipments
  • Follow-up on payment related issues with the Finance team
  • Work with Assistant Buyer on weekly repeats and returns
  • Assist in pulling weekly selling and stock reports
  • Assist Planning department with preparation of forecast documents
  • Verify and process order confirmations
  • Perform competitive research and price benchmarking
  • Coordinate with Senior Buyer for pre-market reporting
  • Assist with data entry tasks when required
  • Stay abreast of trends and identify new designers
  • Act as a brand ambassador and build strong relationships with suppliers
  • Liaise with the styling team to ensure product is accurately depicted

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in buying, preferably in a multi-brand environment
  • Proven experience as a buyer in the luxury market
  • Confidence and credibility with solid track record in networking and negotiating
  • Well spoken and articulate with excellent oral communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills including perfect spelling and grammar
  • Excellent analytic skills with a strong understanding of retail math
  • Strong sense of personal style

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SSENSE, one of the world's largest online designer clothing retailers for both men and women, showcases fashion's most forward and coveted...