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HUGO BOSS is one of the leading premium fashion and lifestyle companies with around 14,700 employees worldwide. As the most important interface for our customers, you will demonstrate your passion for our products and act as a brand ambassador for HUGO BOSS. Join a team that provides an exceptional brand and shopping experience with enthusiasm, fun and expertise – because, to create something extraordinary, we must explore new paths together. Shape your own future at HUGO BOSS!

Buyer - Sportswear (Smart Casual)
HUGO BOSS Fashions, Inc. | New York City | United States | Full-time
  

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The Sportswear Buyer is directly responsible for the selection, and procurement of all merchandise related to the department for directly operated stores in USA, CAN, MEX & BR.  This involves assorting market appropriate product categories at the right price, quality, and design in order to meet consumer demand.  This role has a responsibility to support company objectives, as well as identify and apply solutions to problems that will reduce liability, improve gross margin and maximize business opportunities.  

 

What you can expect:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Execute the RAP (Retail Assortment Planning) process by selecting and customizing assortments by cluster and store location based on budget, product offering, customer demand, and merchandise trends.
  • Influence the collection development with Brand | Creative Management for Regional Merchandising Initiatives.
  • Facilitates pre-season analysis; provides collection retail assortment guidelines, objectives, IPR, and line plans to brand | creative management and attends Form & Fabric meetings in Germany.
  • Partners directly with merchandise planning for cluster | module development for the NCSA region.
  • Prepares collection product knowledge presentations that are regionally relevant for retail sales associates.   
  • Partners with Regional | Store Managers and attends VM model store to provide guidance that ensures presentation guidelines which help product supply meet customer demand.
  • Regularly reviews key performance indicators such as sell thru%, sales | stock ratio and conversion; reacting quickly to changes in demand and trending merchandise categories.
  • Studies current market trends relative to customer demands and predicts future trends in competitive market.
  • Reviews Open-to-Buy (OTB) and identify risk + sales opportunities that meet financial goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with various cross-functional teams (i.e. Brand and Creative Management, Wholesale, Regional Managers, IT, Visual Merchandisers and Senior Management.
  • Partners with the Allocation Team to ensure product demands are met for Top 15 and other stores consistently.

Your profile:

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • BS College Degree
  • Minimum 5+ years of Buying experience (Menswear Experience Required)
  • Adapts to shifting circumstances in business environment  
  • Strong Conceptual and Strategic Thinking
  • Independent, self-motivated, and detail-oriented
  • Strong Systems & Process Abilities; SAP preferred but not required:
    • Utilize and comprehend SAP | BIS | RAP merchandising tools in order to manage RAP buying process.
    • Utilize and comprehend RAP Cluster | Module building for most effective assortment performance results

 

Your benefits:

HUGO BOSS offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

 

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Voluntary benefits and critical Illness
  • Company sponsored life and disability benefits
  • Discounts for auto/home/pet insurance
  • Commuter benefit program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • 21 paid days off (pro-rated based on first year of employment) plus your birthday off
  • Flexible Fridays  


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City