Our Retail Planning & Buying teams are critical to our commercial success.
The Retail Planning team uses its insight into trends and market demands to determine the volume of products created for each collection. They also sustain product category and collection consistency across different channels and stores.
While the Buying team uses its insight into local customer requirements and trends to customise collection assortment depth, according to budget allocations. Thanks to their strong analytical and business acumen, as well as their fashion sensibility, these teams ensure that the right product is in the right market for the right customer at the right time.
As an HQ Junior Buying Analyst, you’ll use your fashion sensibility and analytical mind to support the merchandising of our seasonal collections. It’s a role that will see you work across teams, integrating both qualitative and quantitative data to build collections that respond to existing and emerging trends while supporting our overarching goals.
Our HQ Retail Planners are responsible for both forecasting our collection sales and managing stock allocation throughout our retail network in response to sell-through and sales targets. You’ll need to possess an analytical approach, be forward-thinking, and have experience in financial planning to ensure that garments move seamlessly from production to stores to our customers.
As the Head of Planning, you’ll use your excellent managerial and analytical skills to define and coordinate worldwide planning and distribution activities. Working closely with the markets, you’ll also be responsible for building an integrated and global process to optimise sales and stock flow and support the buying team by providing ongoing insight and strategic recommendations. This will be made possible by your project management and people skills as well as your vision and understanding of styles and trends, which will help to ensure the needs of our customers are met.
As a Merchandiser, you’ll be responsible for buying activities for the stores within your assigned market. Using strong communication, strategic, and analytical skills, as well as an understanding of product and our industry, you’ll also help to monitor sales and inventory; identify business development opportunities; develop range plans for specific regions, markets or stores; and support the Retail, CRM, and Visual Merchandising teams.
Our Merchandising Managers work in collaboration with the Buying & Retail Planning teams to define and execute a merchandising strategy within a specific region. This means aligning the overarching seasonal merchandising strategy with the stores’ budget elaboration and assortment plan, so they support the local markets. It’s a complex, dynamic role for those with a passion for people and for building relationships.