Manager - Buying (Harvard)



Role and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to manage business portfolio for business.
  • A comprehensive role which involves all aspects of business.
  • Analytics, financial planning, range planning, sourcing and managing people – vendors & team.
  • Responsible to optimize sales for a group of products : Revenue, Margins, Growth of categories
  • Range Planning
  1. Product-Brand mapping
  2. Product range planning for the category Planning
  3. Effectively planning and forecasting in order to maximize profitability
  4. Trend forecasts and implement sale plans
  5. Financial analysis - Sales, Margin, Discount and Inventory related analysis
  • Option planning- OTB working along with the central planning team
  • Inventory Management- Planning for the inventory flow for entire category
  • Vendor Management
  1. Responsible for managing vendors and building the network to ensure that
  2. Vendor-Product Mapping
  3. Building fabric base, printing base network and vendor base
  • Supply Chain
  1. Building processes to ensure the production happens within 30 days from concept to delivery Collaborative Partnership
  2. Liasoning with all the brands
  3. Coordinating with sales and marketing for the growth of category

Qualifications & Experience

  • 4-6 years of experience with Fashion Background.
  • Familiarity with category management for relevant category.
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement.
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships.
  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data.