Buyer – Gifts (Houston, TX – Hybrid) Job at FRANCESCA’S – 3.5 Remote

Location: 8760 Clay Road Houston, Texas 77080

Employee Type: Regular

We offer a creative and friendly environment with plenty of opportunity for advancement.

Job Description

Position Title: Buyer – Gifts

Reports to: Director of Merchandising

Type: Full Time

Pay Type: Salaried

Exempt Status: Exempt

Years of Experience: 5 years

Position Overview:
We are seeking an energetic, solution oriented, fashion focused merchant, that possesses an eye for product with a strong financial acumen. The buyer role, in collaboration with planning, leads the merchant team to achieve key KPI’s while continually offering new product ideas that are both trend and brand right. Reporting to the Director of Merchandising, this role has the flexibility to be hybrid.

What you’ll do:
Develop seasonal assortments, in collaboration with planning, that ensure brand right product is delivered in alignment with receipt flow. Identify opportunities and recommend new products and concepts for the department.

Manage communication between departments in Visual, Planning and Marketing to ensure merchandise has a point of view with key item positioning and supporting promotional plans. Clearly communicate and effectively sell your point of view to leadership and key stake holders.

Develop strong vendor relationships, both domestic and international, to ensure smooth communication and flow of merchandise to the distribution center and to stores.

Negotiate costs based on market knowledge of materials for both in-line and product development. Employ cost engineering where needed to hit KPI’s while ensuring a quality assortment.

Drive seasonal strategies and financial plans, in collaboration with planning, to ensure the department is hitting key KPI’s including sales, GM and inventory goals.

Become a student of the customer by understanding the competitive landscape and how Francesca’s defines emerging trends. Identify opportunities and white space within the market with quick reaction and implementation.

Direct, supervise, and mentor team members with development plans and a clear career path

What you bring:
5+ years in a buying and/or planning role required

Experience in sourcing vendors, product development, and managing product placement calendars

Demonstrates a proven track record of driving financial performance and impact

Possess strong presentation, listening, verbal and written communication skills, both to peers and upper management

Bachelor’s Degree required

Expert level proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (excel being the most important) required. Experience in MicroStrategy preferred.

Ability to read and react in a fast-paced environment, offering opportunities and limiting liabilities from both a product and financial perspective to the sales plan.

Ability to travel as needed

Managerial experience a plus

Why francesca’s®

Our inclusive brand reflects our people and commitment to the world. We want you to be part of delivering unique, free-spirited fashion and lifestyle products & create a space to amplify the voices of everyone seeking self-expression. More About Us

Competitive Benefits Offered:
Unlimited Paid Time Off

Paid Parental Leave

Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance


Growth and Advancement Opportunities

Generous Associate Merchandise Discount

We are continually sourcing and attracting top talent. We consistently seek candidates for current and future consideration. If you believe your skills, experience, and passion would be a great fit for francesca’s, we encourage you to apply today!

francesca’s® is an equal opportunity employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

This job description may be revised at any time. Neither the performance of the essential duties and responsibilities in this job description shall create an obligation or expectation by either party that the Associate will continue employment with the company, nor will it obligate the Associate to continue such employment. The employment relationship between the company and its Associates is, and shall remain, at will.

francesca’s® understands that it is our team members that contribute to our growth and we invite you to help us continue in our success!

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About the Company

Company: FRANCESCA’S – 3.5

Company Location:  Remote

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