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Buyer, Vince Camuto.com

DATE: 
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Camuto Group
REQ #:  106393
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Buying/Merchandising

Brand: Camuto Group
Req #: 106393 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Buying/Merchandising

 

General Summary: The Buyer, VinceCamuto.com, will focus on achieving assigned goals and objectives including gross margin, sales and total inventory turn. Selects and purchases merchandise including type, quality, source, timing, delivery, mix and promotion for assigned merchandise category. Creates and implements plans to maximize gross profit by coordinating sales, gross margin, inventory turnover, cost of promotion and markdowns for assigned categories managed. Selects and evaluates vendors and negotiates product cost.

 

Reports to: Director, DTC Merchandising

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Select and purchase merchandise including type, quality, source, timing, delivery, mix and promotion for Shoes & Handbags

• Create and implement plans to maximize gross profit by coordinating sales, gross margin, inventory turnover, cost of promotion and markdowns for Shoes & Handbags

• Recommend and direct the development and implementation of category merchandise strategy and tactical plans

• Partner with Advertising/Marketing to maximize merchandising opportunities and recommends programs/plans to supervisor for implementation

• Select and evaluate vendors and negotiates product cost, may require supervisor input

• Develop and communicate effective merchandising programs at store level

• Ensure store merchandising standards in close partnership with the store operations management team, including store displays and visual merchandising

• Ensure beneficial vendor alliances, identify new business opportunities consistent with short and long-term strategies

• Manage and maximize category product mix, gross margin, promotional expenditures and markdown

• Maintain effective category merchandise control systems including replenishment, open-to-buy, seasonal, etc., working closely with the following functional partners to achieve business and organization objectives:

• Planning & Allocation teams to ensure that assigned category merchandise forecasting is in line with business plans

• Ensure the timely flow and presentation of merchandise to store locations through close coordination with store operations and distribution/transportation logistics

• Conduct annual and on-going performance evaluations and recommends annual merit increases based on performance

• Schedule work and take disciplinary actions when required • Mentor/coach subordinates and ensures that development program(s) are maintained and are on track

• Effectively communicate subordinate development objectives and assists in the attainment of personal growth and performance maximization goals

• Comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding employment

 

Required Skills & Competencies :

  • High degree of analytical and negotiation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Solid coaching/mentoring skills
  • Creates and effectively communicates long term vision.
  • Keeps team’s work aligned to strategy. Creates and adjusts plans.
  • Understands big picture to constructively challenge the status quo.
  • Generates new ideas.
  • Manages change effectively. 
  • Models and supports DSW values.
  • Works with and through others to exceed expectations of customers (internal/external)
  • Produces sustainable results consistently. 
  • Recognizes and resolves complex problems. 

 

Experience:

  • 5-7 years merchant experience, 1-3 years merchandising team lead experience, preferred
  • Ecommerce experience strongly preferred
  • Footwear experience preferred but not required 

 

 

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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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