Buyer/Product Developer - Australian Footwear Brand

Category: Retail - Buying

Location: Melbourne

Work Type: Permanent / Full Time

About our Client

Our client specializes in fast fashion footwear and accessories priding themselves in creating stylish casual, evening, and business appropriate merchandise. With 120 stores nationally, our client has become the essential destination for a women to finalize an outfit.
The Role

As an experienced Footwear Buyer/Product Developer, your role is to build and deliver successful ranges of merchandise.  You will coordinate with stakeholders within the company to ensure you are delivering according to company strategy and objectives.

What you'll do

  • Manage the production and buying process against critical time paths to ensure key deadlines are met
  • Build and develop ranges relevant to the current trends 
  • Work with internal and external parties to ensure product is depicted accordingly
  • Use key financial reports to make business decisions
  • Build and Maintain key relationships with stakeholders 
  • Drive approval timelines for all parts of the product development process
  • Manage and mentor the your team for success
What you need
  • Demonstrated previous experience in an Buyer/Product Developer capacity - preferred footwear background, minimum 5 years
  • Naturally interested in the detail and ensuring everything is 100% correct
  • Strong computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Outlook, Word)
  • Able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and in a very fast paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication and negotiation skills, great problem solver, able to think fast
  • Be highly self-motivated and an astute multi-tasker
  • Highly organised, willingness to take initiative and work autonomously when needed
  • Awareness of fashion trends, online fashion sites and key international retailers
  • Be available for work related travel as required 
  • Be part of a dynamic, high-performing team
  • Work with an iconic Australian brand 
  • Be rewarded with an attractive salary
How to Apply

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