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Buying & Merchandising Manager
- Overall ownership for all Buying & Merchandising
- A truly great opportunity to join a unique start up company in online fashion
About Our Client
My client is a start-up online fashion and apparel merchandising company that redefines the shopping experience by incorporating styling, social interaction, and personalization.
Reporting to the CEO and working out of offices near the CBD, as Buying & Merchandising Manager you will be responsible for the overall buying strategy. The team is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and process driven Buyer to join their business as they continue an ambitious plan to build the best online fashion and apparel merchandising platform in china. This person will also be responsible for building, maintaining, and improving the product catalogue in China.
The role of a Buyer with my client is all about teamwork. You'll be working at the Head Office in Sanlitun in Beijing, together with Pattern Makers, Designers and Business Controllers, to develop new collections. The workplace is dynamic, fast-paced and creative, with every day different from the next. It's a typical start-up environment........you might find yourself moving stock from off your desk each morning :-)
We're looking for someone who has an eye for global commercial trends and a sixth sense for what will sell - all over China. Buying fashion for online and catalogues is the easy part, making it sell is the real challenge. That's why you also need to be good at planning and checking lead times, and constantly searching for new sales opportunities.
As a Buyer you will manage and take responsibility for maximizing sales and profitability. Being a Buyer also includes planning, developing and producing the product range and establishing both rough and detailed time plans and budgets.
This company is doing something that no one else is doing in China, at this moment in time there are no competitors and you will have the chance to manage and grow the brand image in China.
Does this make your heart beat faster? Here is your chance for a career with endless opportunities.
The Successful Applicant
You MUST be.......passionate about start up companies, be creative, have great initiative...............and be interested in all things Fashion!!!
You will also have.....
*A good eye for 'current' brands and fashion trends and be able to identify new brands that will fit my clients target audience
*Several years managing an operational, e-commerce, retail, merchandising or other relevant team is preferred
*Business analytics experience a plus
*Overseas University degree
*Fluency in English is essential
*Effective manager and team motivator
*Ability to get things done
*Articulate, persuasive communicator with strong negotiating skills
*Savvy, quick thinking and comfortable in a dynamic, fast-moving environment
*Goal oriented, entrepreneurial self-starter
*Evidence of "scrappy startup execution", and Knowledge of how to 'get it done' no matter what when time is tight and stakes are high.
What's on Offer
For the successful candidate this is an opportunity to change your career trajectory and become part of something truly fresh that will offer you much broader, entrepreneurial career options over the medium term both internally and externally.