Buyer - DFS588241 in Venezia at DFS

Date Posted: 6/10/2018

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Job Description

Key Responsibilities:
• For categories under his/her responsibility, monitoring and optimizing space productivity in store, curating the categories merchandise strategy to meet the needs of that store, ensuring a proper level of localization for the market.
• The Buyer will search, select, negotiate and buy local brands and artisans to carry a local offer: food, wine, spirits and gifts.
• The Buyer will work directly with the store leadership to understand their individual customers and utilize that understanding in curating the categories product strategy for that consumer. He/she will be responsible for the success of the division’s product offer measured by sales performance versus budget, space productivity growth and gross margin performance versus budget.

Key Requirements:
• Must have Bachelor’s Degree in purchasing
• 4 - 6 years’ experiences in Merchandising/Buying, with experience in Food, Wine and Spirits
• Financial and analytical merchandising with a background in merchandising/planning preferred
• 2 years experiences as Merchandise Manager-Buyer
• Fluency in English and Italian, French as a plus
• Solid experience in managing the buying activities, ideally from third party vendors in a multi-brand retail environment
• Proficient in MS computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required