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Buyer, Retail Buying

Country : Area Hong Kong

Town : 香港

Category : Purchasing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

Job description

This position is responsible for identifying seasonal buys for the assigned product group based on the understanding of brand direction, category strategy, consumer preference and market trends.
The Retail Buyer is responsible for:
- Identifying market-specific seasonal opportunities and priorities based on consumer insight and industry trends
- Developing the category strategy, and top seasonal initiatives
- Finalizing the Asia Pacific buy plans, ensuring they are within the financial budget, and address consumer needs
- Developing the seasonal launch plan by month
- Provide retail point of view to support marketing activities
- Reviewing production order adjustments as needed (along with Demand Planning Team)
- Supporting the development of the conceptual assortment plans by determining key product attributes, reviewing bulk quantities and conducting the Pre-buy meetings
- The on-going monitoring of the business through analytics and identify actionable opportunities
- Supporting the Training Team to conduct seasonal product training to our frontline staff
- Work with the wholesale team to influence partners and distributor's buy plan and strategies
- Participate in store visits (internal) and competitor market visits (external) to understand retail trends and consumer needs
- Travel across Asia Pacific and internationally as requiredThe Retail Buyer will partner with the Retail Planning and Allocation Teams by:
- Developing and executing the category, market, in-store and campaign strategies based on analytics and market intelligence.
- Supporting the development of the merchandise financial plans, executive strategy and seasonal retail targets
- Supporting the assortment plan development
- Supporting the development of the product flow strategy and plan
- Reviewing the allocation plan
- Supporting the in-season management/open-to-buy processThe Retail Buyer will partner with the Design, Product and Merchandising Teams by:
- Prepare seasonal brief to Design, Product and Merchandising Teams, according to current sales performance, consumer feedback and trend knowledge to ensure the product line meets retail needs
- Provide feedback during Sketch/Proto meeting, make recommendations for improving the assortment for the marketThe Retail Buyer will partner with the Visual Merchandising Teams by:
- Merchandising and schematics/floor plans for maximum volume impact and visual presentation
- Alignment in product launch and marketing executions
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