POSITION DETAIL LOCATION
CLUB MONACO: ASSOCIATE BUYER WOMEN'S - 22294 New York, NY

Club Monaco is an international brand that designs and creates modern yet timeless clothing and accessories for women and men.  Since its first store opened in Toronto in 1985, Club Monaco has been recognized by fashion influencers for its thoughtfully designed, purposeful collections featuring relevant, wearable pieces, fine fabrics and exceptional fits.  In 1999, Club Monaco became a subsidiary of Ralph Lauren Corporation.

Key Responsibilities
 
• Analyze & track weekly sales performance by region, by style; identify any trends, misses,
  opportunities by region and present to Manager & Head of Buying in weekly selling meetings.
• Partner with planning to drive in season business & action needs based on selling data. Apply in
  season learnings to build strategies for future seasons.
• Communicate selling by region to merchandising & design on a monthly basis, lead discussion
  around opportunities and current trends in business; specifically by product category.
• Gather market specific needs, regional selling & store feedback. Provide product specific selling
  results to merchandising within quarterly hindsight and buying brief.
• Assort by region, ensuring regional specific needs are covered. Ensure assortment and rank tie to
  strategy and support financial objectives. Present to Manager & Head of Buying.
• Enter buys into buying tool and review rolls/buckets with planning.
• Review product & assortment on a monthly basis. Re-access investment based on OTB
  shifts/needs.
• Enter buys into GFE.
• Enter regionalized pricing into GFE.
• Manage receipt reconciliation & PO shifts.
• Review OTB with planning, identify & communicate any necessary product related action to
  appropriate teams; identify any action with Head of Buying and cascade appropriately
• Ensure regional strategy and store level strategy are being executed by allocation partners.
• Pass-off line & buying strategy to visual, marketing, and creative teams to ensure execution by
  region/channel.
• Manage site merchandising and ensure all categories are executed by merch coordinators.
• Visit stores on a weekly/bi-weekly basis to understand regional needs & develop relationships with
  store employees.
• Work closely with visual partners to ensure in-season showrooms are being executed to reflect
  regional buy & current business needs
• Supports Manager in owning categories within total department.
• Partners with Manager to balance workloads and priorities; solicits decision support when needed
• Shop the competition regularly to understand trends, pricing, and promotional activity.
• Effectively manages and supports the career development of direct reports to ensure job satisfaction,
  retention and to identify and develop bench strength
• Establishes cross-functional relationships to promote best practices and process adherence; fosters
  teamwork

Requirements
 
• Bachelors degree required
• At least two years experience as an Associate Merchant or Associate Buyer or equivalent required
• At least one years of supervisory experience required
• At least two years of retail buying, merchandising or equivalent experience desired
• Computer proficiency in MS Office: Excel, Outlook, Word
• Strong numerical and analytical skills
• Previous management experience demonstrating strong leadership, team development and strong
  cross functional relationships
• An understanding of the fashion garment production process
• Excellent interpersonal skills supporting a team environment
• Excellent English communication skills - verbal and written
• Excellent time management/project skills
• Strong planning and organizational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail
• Ability to recognize and react to changing work demands
• Comfortable and confident in making effective autonomous (and group) decisions in a timely manner • Goal oriented: ability to stay focused on creating winning results

Club Monaco is a dynamic, rapidly growing retail brand that continues to offer modern style and a unique voice within the fashion and retail industries.  Headquartered in New York City's Chelsea Gallery district, Club Monaco can be found in over 140 locations worldwide with stores in the United States, London, Paris, Sweden, Canada, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, and Macau.