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Buying Director, RTW

Company: REVOLVE
Location: Cerritos
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

REVOLVE is the next-generation fashion retailer for Millennial and Generation Z consumers. As a trusted, premium lifestyle brand, and a go-to online source for discovery and inspiration, we deliver an engaging customer experience from a vast yet curated offering totaling over 45,000 apparel, footwear, accessories and beauty styles. Our dynamic platform connects a deeply engaged community of millions of consumers, thousands of global fashion influencers, and more than 500 emerging, established and owned brands. Through 16 years of continued investment in technology, data analytics, and innovative marketing and merchandising strategies, we have built a powerful platform and brand that we believe is connecting with the next generation of consumers and is redefining fashion retail for the 21st century. For more information please visit www.revolve.com .At REVOLVE the most successful team members have a thirst and the creativity to make this the top e-commerce brand in the world. With a team of 1,000+ based out of Cerritos, California we are a dynamic bunch that are motivated by getting the company to the next level. It's our goal to hire high-energy, diverse, bright, creative, and flexible individuals who thrive in a fast-paced work environment. In return, we promise to keep REVOLVE a company where inspired people will always thrive. To take a behind the scenes look at the REVOLVE "corporate" lifestyle check out our Instagram @REVOLVEcareers or #lifeatrevolve.Are you ready to set the standard for Premium apparel?Major Responsibilities:Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.---Knowledgeable in the RTW, Shoes, Accessories and Home space.---Set the seasonal buying strategy for REVOLVE Women's to continue to grow the business.---Develop and manage relevant vendor relationships, as well as relationships across the company channels.---Analyze business metrics and industry trends to find opportunities for future assortments.---Actively build out the vendor matrix.---Manage sales and profitability, gross-margins, financial projections and merchandise plans.---Manage the buy of a variety of brands and products for REVOLVE.com---Identify opportunities and risks in-season through analyzing sales performance.---Partner with planning and exec team to set and drive financial goals.---Lead new brand and category onboarding.---Manage information across functions (planning, marketing and e-commerce merchandising) and across channels to execute profit, sales and inventory targets, in addition to defining and developing assortment growth opportunities that align with strategic initiatives.---Partner with planning to continuously improve and create reporting and visibility to category, subcategory and brand performance.---Partner with Admin & Assistant Manager on junior level development and growth across the department.---Find opportunities with existing brands to identify areas in which we can continue to expand, either through exclusives, category expansion or general depth.---Create and share seasonal trend guides across the organization to support the overall merchandising calendar.---Facilitate and lead various projects, as assigned.---Partner with Brand Marketing to align messaging and product placement through social.---Oversee contracts in partnership with legal and upper management.---Mentor, train and develop Buyers of all levels while leading and innovating our Buyer Development Program.---Leads high level business discussions with vendors on an as needed basis.---Work on special projects as assigned.---Must be able to work flexible hours.---Some travel required. -To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:---Motivated self-starter with a strong desire to work in the contemporary and advanced contemporary space.---Ability to innovate processes, organizational teams and continuously challenge the way we do things.---Ability to work accurately and efficiently, managing multiple assignments under strict and often competing deadlines.---Ability to demonstrate critical thinking.---Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written with multiple departments and personalities.---Innovate and expand our processes and procedures, whether it be to automate or to find efficiencies/holes within.---Ability to develop strong, synergistic relationships with a multitude of teams and personnel.---Ability to work in a fast paced, growing environment displaying strong prioritization, multitasking, and organization skills.---Ability to swiftly identify areas of opportunities within the business and pivot accordingly.---Ability to be a team player, taking on any task needed to support the broader team/organization. -Preferred Qualifications:---Bachelor's degree in Fashion or Business preferred.---8+ years buying experience required.---Experience in digital and/or multi-brand setting preferred.---Strong knowledge of and the ability to apply retail math concepts, including markup, margin planning, open to buy, and inventory productivity measures.---Proficient in Email (preferably Gmail), Microsoft Office. -A successful candidate works well in a dynamic environment with minimal supervision. At REVOLVE we all roll up our sleeves to pitch-in and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Each day is a little different, it's what keeps us on our toes and excited to come to work every day. -For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in California, Revolve includes a reasonable estimate of the salary or hourly rate range for this role. This takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to business or organizational needs, skill sets, experience and training, licensure, and certifications.A reasonable estimate of the current base hourly/salary range is $150,000 per year to $200,000 per year.ATTENTION:After submitting your application, please check your spam folder for emails on your application status. Emails are sent from an ADP email address.The following job description contains representative examples of work that will be performed in positions allocated to this classification. It is not required that any position perform all of the duties listed, so long as primary responsibilities are consistent with the work as described. Roles and responsibilities can often be expanded to accommodate changing business conditions and goals, as well as to tap into the skills and talents of the individuals in the company. Accordingly, associates may be asked to perform duties that are outside the specific functions that are listed.

Keywords: REVOLVE, Cerritos , Buying Director, RTW, Executive , Cerritos, California

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