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at Ardene
Location Montréal, Canada
Date Posted Jan 03, 2018
Category Buying
Job Type Full Time


The International Buyer will collaborate closely with external and internal partners to define the assortment required to achieve and surpass sales plans in each markets. The candidate must have a strong, solid background in planning, buying and supply chain management. The role require a strong individual that has entrepreneur skills, very practical and efficient work methodology. International experience is an asset.

• 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.

• Supply Chain Management

• Work in collaboration with the Logistics Team and allocation team to plan the product flow in line with sales plan.

Job Requirements

• 6-8 years of fashion buying experience in women’s apparel
• Strong analytical skills
• Good understanding of supply chain management
• Experience managing relationships with international partner is an assets

Key Skills and Specialized knowledge

• Advanced Excel Knowledge
• Leadership & Management skills
• Strong analytical skills which leads you to work efficiently and in a goal-oriented way and with a strong sense of business acumen

Personal Attributes

• You must show proven success of managing buying and merchandising financials – ability to drive revenue & margin.
• You must have strong 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.
• You are a people champion with considerable experience in leading and inspiring teams and in guiding them successfully through change processes.
• You remain solution-oriented and flexible in our fast-paced environment, embracing change and seeking new opportunities in our agile work culture.

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