Manager - Buying Women’s - Footwear


Manager - Buying Women’s - Footwear
Roles and Responsibilities
A comprehensive role which involves Range planning, assortment build up, Sales Analysis, and
stakeholder management.
? Responsible to optimize sales and business health for the category
o Revenue
o Margins
o Pricing & Promotions
o Financial analysis - Sales, Margin, Discount, and Inventory related analysis
o Weekly and Monthly analysis and reporting
? Range, Assortment and Business Planning
o Assortment Planning – Data Analysis, Insights Generation, Options Planning (Width,
o OTB Planning and management at brand-category level, season planning
o Range level planning support – bets sizing, inventory planning
o Effective planning and forecasting to maximize profitability
o Competition & Market Analysis
o Trend forecasts, identify white spaces and implement sale plans
? Collaborative Partnership
o Liaising with all stakeholders including category, design, sourcing, and PD
o Coordinating with sales and marketing for the growth of category 
Qualifications & Experience
? MBA/NIFT/FDDI with 5-8 years of experience overall in fashion industry & retail business,
? Experience in footwear category on either brand or retail side will be preferred
? Experience / exposure to e-commerce will be an advantage
? Product expertise on women’s footwear along with strong business acumen with excellent
analytical and problem-solving skills; Strong with numbers and in collecting, analysing, and
interpreting data
? Strong experience and skills in cross functional stakeholder management