To accurately phase sales, stock, margin, markdown and intake plans and projections for the brand by week, taking into account historical performance future trends, prevailing market trends and new store openings, and to structure the buy to deliver the required level of profitability at minimum risk.
Integration with internal customers (Retail, Store planning, Visual Merchandisers) and external customers (consumer).
Regularly track Competitions activities and consumers needs and buying pattern.
Budget - To manage budgeted department expenditure within agreed levels.
Ensuring that availability is maintained throughout the product's life and that re-buys and cancellations are actioned in a timely manner.
Maintaining a balanced mix of product at all times, and to effectively execute the agreed exit policy.
To determine the footage requirement for the department for each grade of stores so that the optimum range can displayed while delivering the planned returns per square foot.
To conduct the annual review of supplier performance with QA and buying
To liase with vendor base and marketing for promotional activities.
To pursue and recover all monies due from vendors as a result of performance penalties or markdown and promotional contributions.
Development of subordinates - To ensure that the skills of all direct reports are fully developed through a balance of training and coaching, and to manage individual performance so that full potential can be realised.