Buyer - DFS588241 in Venice at DFS

Date Posted: 2/11/2018

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Job Description


Key Responsibilities:
Key accountabilities would include: 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.