Junior Buyer - International

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Location Details: Head Office

PostalCode: H4S 1W8

Category: Corporate

Requisition Number: 4234-JBI-10-28-2021

Date Opened: November 26, 2021

Number of Openings: 1

Job Type: Permanent

Pay Class: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Career Level: Experienced

Who We Are:

Hey, we're Ardene!

We're the ultimate destination in North America and beyond for head-to-toe apparel, footwear, and accessories - all at the best prices. In 1982, we started as an accessories and jewelry retailer. Today, we're on a whole new level, with 300+ stores in Canada, the USA and internationally – not to mention ardene.com and our app!

We believe that fashion shouldn’t be exclusive or intimidating – it should be celebrated with youthful confidence and fearless enthusiasm. Our journey is ongoing in this new era of retail, as we focus more than ever before on customer experience and sustainable practices.

We also take employee wellbeing and personal growth to heart. Our teams focus on driving initiatives in the area of mental health, diversity & inclusion, engagement and recognition. This includes our many mindfulness programs too, so our teams can create meaningful connections, lead with intention and kindness, and be their best selves at work and in their lives.

Want to learn more about Life at Ardene? Check out our careers site for the latest updates & read one-on-one personal interviews with team members from across Ardene.

https://ardenecorporate.com/life-at-ardene

Description:

WHO YOU ARE:

The International Junior Buyer will report to the Buying Manager. The International Junior Buyer will be responsible for the following task for a specific category: seasonal assortment planning, inventory management, pricing strategy, seasonal analysis, development of exclusive market collection in addition to managing the OTB (open-to-buy) of her/his own categories. The International Junior Buyer will work in close collaboration with external and internal partners to ensure growth for her/his categories. The role requires an individual with strong analytical skills, very practical and efficient work methodology.

Forecast, Buy, Review, Act, Grow.

  • Determine and commit to a market specific assortment based on forecasted sales.
  • Review performance of merchandise, plan vs. actual, vs. LY, stock cover, etc. Based on findings take action to maintain or improve sales at store level: pricing, promotions, product knowledge.
  • Identify ‘best sellers’ and ensures to maintain adequate stock cover.
  • Identify opportunities for growth, based on trends, performance and competitors.
  • Ensures that product newness is maintained, introduced in a timely manner.
  • Discontinued ranges are cleared in an effective manner through sale and other ‘clearance’ or promotional activities thereby ensuring that the aged stock profile & ‘quality’ of stock is kept to a minimum.
  • Prepare reports for analysis.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 3-5 years of fashion buying experience in women’s apparel
  • University level degree or related experience
  • Bilingualism required (French and English)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Result oriented
  • Advanced MSOffice software knowledge (Primarily Excel)
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to work under tight deadlines with changing priorities
  • Highly organized which leads you to work efficiently and, in a goal-oriented way and with a strong sense of business acumen
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Work well in a collaborative environment but can also be independent
  • You remain solution-oriented and flexible in our fast-paced environment, embracing change and seeking new opportunities in our agile work culture.
  • You must have good commercial awareness keeping a keen eye on the market, competition, current and forthcoming fashion trends to ensure product proposition is in line with all markets.

GROW WITH US!

We’re pretty proud to say that everything we do starts with our people – whether it’s in-store or at the head office. From sales associates and store leadership; dedicated in-house apparel and design teams; marketing, brand, and digital experts; stylists, photographers, and graphic designers; all the way to store concept and operations. We do it all. Ardene is truly a creative hub that is second to none.

Be part of a fun, dynamic and energetic team! Join our team and begin your career at one of North America’s top retail chains!

Ardene is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of an individual’s race, ancestry, color, place of origin, religion, gender, gender identity, citizenship, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, family status, marital status or any other or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.

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