Senior Buyer - Beauty
Sydney, AU
1d ago

At THE ICONIC our mission is to deliver seamless and inspiring experiences for our customers and our people. We DREAM BIG through collaboration and innovation, and are supported to bring incredible ideas to life.

We are a group of people believing in making a positive difference in this world and liberating our customers through the power of fashion and sports.

Our Buying team works collaboratively to liberate and inspire our customers, selecting the best and latest products from the most desirable brands.

Beauty is a new customer edit of women’s beauty products that has something for everyone. From beauty balms to body scrubs, hair treatments to a collection of chic nail lacquers, THE ICONIC is your one-stop shop for all beauty essentials.

Being a brand new proposition for us, we’re super excited to be looking for an experienced Senior Buyer to join the team and grow the category from scratch!

What's involved...

  • Own and drive multi department strategy, vision and budget planning (Wholesale, MP, Hybrid) in conjunction with Buyers, Planners, BM and CM
  • Full ownership of Beauty trade, including replenishment, stock swaps, RTS, CAYG in order to hit approved budget
  • Mentor and guide Junior Buyers and Buyers to purchase the most relevant range for our Beauty customers
  • Identify and implement best practices in buying principles with the ability to scale departments in a profitable manner
  • Actively contribute to brand acquisition and creation strategy supporting Buyer / Buying Manager / Category Manager as required by identifying new potential brands
  • Support all facets of contract negotiations with new potential brands
  • Support brand onboarding procedures and contracts
  • Support and develop relationships with internal key stakeholders (such as Marketing, Vendor Management, Finance)
  • Present monthly forecast to Senior Management interpreting performance using a detailed understanding of the WSSI and key levers of trade within department in collaboration with planner
  • Maintain strong brand relationships with strategic and profitable outcomes
  • Constantly challenge the status quo to drive efficiency and improvement in processes
  • Uses clear customer focus to identify opportunities for improvements / expansion to the customer onsite experience
  • Local and international market, trend and competitor knowledge relevant to the ANZ market
  • Identifies promotion / marketing opportunities for the division in order to drive sales and provide a competitive and exciting retail experience for the customer
  • About you

    To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills / attributes :

  • 3-5 years experience as a Category Manager or Senior Buyer within the Beauty industry is a must!
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment with a large portfolio of Beauty brands
  • An acute eye for current and future trends with the ability to back your judgement
  • Strong communication and negotiating skills
  • Experience creating and driving a Buying strategy
  • Commercial analytical / reporting and numeracy skills
  • Team leadership experience with the ability to mentor junior team members
  • High motivation, independence and resilience
  • Exposure to online buying would be highly advantageous
  • Advanced MS Excel knowledge
  • A Customer focused approach
  • Location and Key Extras

    This role is usually based in Sydney CBD with great transport, shopping and food districts all within close distance to Hyde Park for those who enjoy lunchtime exercise or just some fresh air! We also offer a number of extras including flexible working arrangements, generous employee discounts, birthday leave and loads of learning opportunities and support.

    Health and Wellbeing is extremely important to THE ICONIC, so interviewing and onboarding for this role will be conducted virtually due to COVID-19 and this role will temporarily work from home until further notice.

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