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Buyer - Beauty

David Jones

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 26/09/2017

Job Category:

Retail / Buyer / Purchasing

Job description:

David Jones wants to inspire people by providing an exceptional experience. As one of the leading international retailers, we've done this by curating the world's leading brands across fashion, beauty, home and food. By enabling and empowering our employees, David Jones ensures that we are a destination for endless possibilities.

The Merchandise Group is responsible for ensuring that our range and selection continues to remain fresh and relevant to our customers. The team is committed to delivering the very best range of brands and exclusives, across David Jones at competitive prices to enhance the customer's experience.

David Jones is looking for Buyers to join their Beauty team. With our Support Centre moving to Melbourne the successful candidates will be looking after a wide ranging buyership and will be responsible for product development, product selection and branded buying.

In this role you will:

  • Develop and design ranges, including selecting merchandise assortment
  • Review instore fixturing, taking into consideration the brand value proposition
  • Maintain effective relationships with approved suppliers and negotiate on- boarding of new suppliers and vendors
  • Establish agreed price points across all categories
  • Research and design forecast and trend analysis
  • Coach and manage your direct reports and their teams to drive engagement, healthy succession and maximum individual productivity
  • Achieve sales, GP dollars, GMROI and stock turn product targets
  • Manage purchases within agreed OTB limits
  • Manage markdowns
  • Identify and implement advertising plans to ensure in stock for life of advertisement
  • Achieve margin within buying, pricing and competitive pricing policies
  • Manage agreed assortment width and depth
  • Achieve aged inventory standards within policy guidelines

We are looking for that little bit extra, so join us if you:

  • Have significant demonstrated experience working within the Buying space within a Beauty capacity
  • Possess strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Possess a strong retail and commercial acumen
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work alongside a range of key senior stakeholders in order to achieve business outcomes
  • Are a dynamic and motivated team leader, with strong people management skills
  • Have a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work within a fast paced environment whilst balancing competing interests
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, with the ability to influence stakeholders across the organisation

At David Jones we go the extra mile. We offer;

  • Opportunities to work with premium exclusive Fashion, Beauty, Home and Food products
  • David Jones employee discounts
  • An opportunity to work with a trusted iconic brand
  • A Merchandise range and selection which is fresh and exclusive
  • Ongoing training and development in order to pursue excellence

To begin a career with endless possibilities, we invite you to begin your application now.

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