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

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Location: 8760 Clay Road Houston, Texas 77080

Employee Type: Regular

We offer a creative and friendly environment with plenty of opportunity for advancement.
We are seeking an energetic, solution oriented, fashion focused merchant, that possesses an eye for product with a strong financial acumen. The Senior 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. The Senior Buyer will report directly to the VP of Merchandising, Clothing. This role is hybrid working in the Home Office in Houston, TX.
What you’ll do:
  • Develop seasonal assortment plans to maximize the development of brand, sales, and profits. Identify opportunities and recommend new products or concepts for department. Coordinate information across departments with Merchandise Planning, Visual Merchandising, and Boutique Operations to ensure smooth flow of merchandise to the sales floor.
  • Develop/decide product assortment, merchandise point of view, shop strategies, key item positioning, and promotional plans, ensuring that the collection is compelling, commercially viable and supports overall business objectives.
  • Source vendor base and create exclusive, proprietary products that enhance the brand.
  • Ensure timely delivery of the merchandise through consistent communication and follow-up with vendor, distribution center, and merchandise planning.
  • In collaboration with Planning, drive seasonal strategies and financial plans; ensure the financial success of a single division by meeting or exceeding sales, GM, and inventory goals.
  • Gain knowledge of customers and awareness of the competitive landscape to identify emerging trends.
  • Effectively lead and communicate with vendors, the internal merchant team, marketing and upper management.
  • Directly supervise, coach and mentor team members with clear career paths and developmental plans.
  • Other duties as assigned.
What you bring:
  • 6 plus years of retail buying experience.
  • Experience in sourcing vendors, product development, and production.
  • Possess strong presentation, listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to defend and effectively sell a point of view.
  • Analyze a problem skillfully, formulate a logical rationale for the decision and act.
  • Demonstrated track record of driving financial performance and impact
  • Ability to maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals.
  • Must be open-minded to and receptive of others’ opinions.
  • Ability to think and react in a fast-paced environment.
  • Possess computer literacy with Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to travel domestically.
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
  • 401(k)
  • 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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