Vice President Buying

A senior #retail position in a truly fantastic organisation both in brand and culturally. 


The role incumbent will build accurate order and efficient assortment planning and merchandising to achieve top line and bottom line growth across #China & the region with a focus to drive improved performance across all #Buying KPI's.

You will lead New category/ new product implementation strategy by store type and channel. 


Key Responsibilities:   

  • Formulate short, mid, and long-term Own #Retail buying and Franchise buying strategies for China in conjunction with Business unit Channel Category Sales and Retail operations team.
  • Lead the team to deliver targets;
  • Influence BU on the range for China and assortment planning
  • Work closely with Product, Marketing and Visual Marketing team to ensure timely product launch to stores.
  • Work closely with Retail Operations and Franchise Operations to driving the sell-through with recommended action plan.
  • Develop buying team workforce planning and continuously drive capability development to support business growth;
  • Drive technology applications and development of efficient and effective processes and tools across retail and franchise buying teams;
  • Recommend and manage overall Retail Buying

You will have a:

  • High degree of commercial and business acumen knowledge
  • Influencing, composure and representation abilities
  • Strong Strategic as well as analytical skills
  • High personal impact and high communication skills


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 15 years of work experience in Retail Merchandising & buying related field.
  • Possess good fashion sense and consumer trend
  • Fluent English required

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