Buyer – Gifts (Houston, TX – Hybrid) Job at FRANCESCA’S – 3.5 Remote
Employee Type: Regular
We offer a creative and friendly environment with plenty of opportunity for advancement.
Position Title: Buyer – Gifts
Reports to: Director of Merchandising
Type: Full Time
Pay Type: Salaried
Exempt Status: Exempt
Years of Experience: 5 years
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
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!
About the Company
Company: FRANCESCA’S – 3.5
Company Location: Remote