Senior Buyer APPLY NOW

Hobart or Melbourne
Wed, Jun 30, 2021
Full time

Your Purpose

This is a newly created role to join our expanding Product team and be part of Francesca’s ongoing growth. Responsible for researching, planning, developing and buying all categories. Work with the CEO and Production Coordinator to ensure sales budgets, intake margins, markdown targets and agreed stock levels are met and maintained.

Key Duties:

Range Planning - Consistently deliver a commercially balanced, competitive, on trend range that meets our customer’s needs. Identify new opportunities based on current sales performance & work closely with the design team using sales data to drive product design strategy. Ensure range is well balanced across subcategories, price points and end use and meet all KPIs – intake margin, sell thru targets, exit margin, sales budgets and stock targets

Range Management - Constantly monitor and analyse sales and ensure that relevant styles are repeated, refined, and developed to maximise revenue and profit. Analyse poor selling lines and take appropriate action to markdown, promote or cancel. This role has full ownership of company-wide inventory levels.

Competitive Market Analysis - Consistently monitor key competitors to identify breaking trends, develop ideas for new categories, promotion ideas, or marketing opportunities. Identify key celebrities and influencers and be in touch with where our customer looks for trend direction to expand and inspire our range development.

Critical Path Management - Responsible for managing the buying process/critical path, from purchasing (inclusive of design/development), PO's, sampling, manufacturing, QC, shipment, chasing, warehouse receipt of stock and ensuring all product is online in a timely manner, along with product handoff to marketing to ensure you hit sell-through targets.

Product Development & Vendor Management - Work with the design and production team to develop products with existing vendors & find new vendors to build relationships with for the brand.  

Reporting - Manage the deliverables for category performance for all categories under you, inclusive of range diversity, pricing, margin, revenue targets, inventory targets, OTB, budgets, sell-through rates, and markdown targets.

Systems - Accountable for key product metrics, responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all product processes including product spreadsheets and maintaining Trade Geko and Inventory Planner software

Supervisory Responsibility


None at present. Opportunity to fill out your team as the company grows.

You need to have:

  • Minimum 2 years in a senior buyer role or above
  • Planning experience 
  • Advanced excel competency
  • Attention to detail and a drive to maintain systems and implement new processes 
  • A willingness to do your own admin
  • A passion for the business and industry with a strong sense of style and fashion
  • The ability to be involved in communication and collaboration across the business
  • The desire to get in and get it done, solution focused
  • Production experience is also highly valued 

What you get

  • To work for a values based organisation
  • Great staff discounts
  • Personal development in the continuously growing industry while working alongside like-minded individuals
  • Career progression opportunity as the company grows

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