Retail Buyer Fast Fashion, us American Shoes Brand (Lugano)
We are UB International, a boutique executive search firm specialized in fashion and luxury goods.
The company was founded in 2013 by Uta Bonacker Regazzoni, who previously was Head of HR in HugoBoss, HR Director Supply Chain Ermenegildo Zegna and VP HR Guess EMEA.
Our HQ is in Lugano near Milano, with branches in Zürich, Zug, Bologna, Antwerpen and London. Our team consists of seven executive consultants, each from management backgrounds within fashion.
We operate on an international scale, working with important global fashion and luxury goods brands.
Descrizione del posto
This position is responsible for selecting the most suitable merchandise while meeting the high standards of answering the directly operated stores’ needs.
Our client is one of the most important shoes (leisure and sports) worldwide. For this position you need to speak and write excellent English (German a plus). We need people who are real “go getters”, who are thrilled by setting up a buying and merchandising structure for the Swiss, Austrian and further European markets to be developed.
Must have the necessary business acumen to produce sales growth and meet/exceed the annual financial objectives. Merchandising/buying, assorting appropriately by store and styles.Perform seasonal financial planning and monthly financial projections. Appropriately buy assortments for stores/markets mainly in Switzerland, soon in Austria and also further European markets.
Visit stores regularly to understand client needs.
Develop both short and long term strategies and execute effectively.
Independently manage respective buying budget per shoe styles.
Report sales and buying statistics and measure by KPIs
Work independently and as well in a team
Performs additional tasks as required
A minimum of 3 years prior buying experience in shoes is required, preferably in a sports/fast fashion, retail environment.
Very strong excel skills.
Excellent communicator in English; a big plus would be German.
Very analytic mindset – numbers driven.
Must have excellent organizational and negotiation skills.
Must possess the ability to maximize opportunities through skillful inventory management.
A college degree from an accredited college or university.
We are looking forward to receiving a short cover letter and cv in English or German.
Kindly understand that we will only take into consideration and reply to applications that match the job requirements.
Place of work:
Based in Lugano, traveling CH, AT
Uta Bonacker Regazzoni