Manager - Buying (Yellow Kite)


Roles 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
    o Revenue
    o Margins
    o Growth of categories
    o Regular analysis on the performance and create inferences from the  same for how to shape up the assortment plan for season on season and month on month
    o Able to independently take calls on day to day operational requirements with CDM and Category Team on Visibility and Pricing
  • Range Planning
    o Product-Brand mapping
    o Product range planning for the Brand
    o Identification of gaps in the products and working with Design and Sourcing to filling up the same
    o Effectively planning and forecasting in order to maximize profitability
    o Trend forecasts and implement sale plans
    o Financial analysis - Sales, Margin, Discount and Inventory related analysis
  • Option planning
    o OTB working along with the central planning team
    o Building up options and negotiating with Sourcing team/ Vendor on the costing
  • Inventory Management
    o Planning for the inventory flow for entire Brand
  • Team Management
    o Coordination with the team of Designers, Sourcing, Planning and Sales
    o Able to drive independently the discussions and interventions with CDM and Category Team
  • Supply Chain
    o Building processes to ensure the Go live happens within the GTM calendar timelines
    o Co-ordinating 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, analysing and interpreting data.