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Junior Buyer Cremorne VIC

Platypus Shoes

Platypus Shoes Cremorne VIC Australia

2 months ago

About us:

Accent Group Limited is the leading digitally integrated retail and distribution business in the Apparel and Footwear performance and lifestyle market in Australia and New Zealand. With over 750+ stores, 35 brands and 40 online platforms. Our brands include; Glue, Platypus, Skechers, Hype DC, Vans, Dr. Martens, Subtype, The Athletes Foot, CAT, Merrell, The Trybe, Pivot, Timberland, Stylerunner, Palladium, Stance, Saucony, & Nude Lucy!

Since 1998 here at Platypus Shoes we have made it our business to deck out every single person who walks through our doors with the freshest footwear from all the biggest brands. But we reckon life goes beyond shoes. We believe it’s what you do in them that truly counts. So, stay out late. Wake up early. Walk there, run back. Stand tall and be a champion in a crowd of Naysayers. We’re for the ones that dance harder, sing louder and don’t care what anyone else thinks. This is your story. Play Life Loud.

Why work at Accent Group?
• Generous... Team Member Discounts off Accent Group brands!
• Discounted Gym Membership & Healthcare
• Access our to Employee Assistance Program
• Paid Parental Leave and many more!

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity available as a Junior Buyer within our Platypus Buying team. Reporting into the Buyer – Platypus, you will be responsible for the end-to-end management of a select portfolio of brands within the Platypus Footwear category. This is a full time permanent opportunity based out of our Cremorne, VIC HQ.

Your key responsibilities will be:
• Develop and deliver product strategies for each brand in your portfolio, inline with Platypus’s overall strategy
• Manage complete range selection for your portfolio under the guidance of the Buyer including marketing, budgeting, price architecture and sourcing new product and suppliers
• Apply strong negotiation skills to achieve optimal trading terms that deliver your commercial targets
• Understand the current business and market and look at key growth areas and opportunity
• Actively research current trends relevant to your portfolio
• Manage administrative duties of total portfolio
• Liaise with Marketing team to develop promotional plan supporting key purchased stories/brands
• Liaise with National, State, Area and store managers to ensure you are in touch with issues on the ground regarding assigned brands.

To be successful you will have:
• Demonstrated experience as an Assistant Buyer or Buyers Assistant
• Solid experience in Merchandise Buying is essential
• A background in sneakers & footwear is highly advantageous
• Experience in trade marketing and negotiating skills
• A passion for products with experience in end to end ranging
• Ability to interpret in-season footwear trends
• Strong customer focus with a professional approach
• Ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers and other key stakeholders
• Ability to handle working in a diverse and dynamic environment
• Self-starter with excellent interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
• Affiliation with Accent Group Core values and “Make It Happen” attitude.

At Accent Group Limited we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and inclusion. We believe in the diversity of our people across age, gender, identity, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical and mental ability. We strive on creating an equal employment environment where everyone from any background can be themselves. The Accent Group acknowledges, and pays respect, to the Traditional Owners and ongoing custodians of the land. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Maori people
Cremorne VIC Australia

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