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07/09 Minal Shirke
Assistant Manager Talent Acquisition at Marks and Spencer Reliance India Pvt. Ltd

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Marks & Spencer - Manager - Buying - Menswear Segment (6-10 yrs)

Gurgaon/Gurugram Job Code: 1311493

Job Title - Manager Buying

Job Purpose :

- To develop Business Unit (BU) strategy for the season with the (BU) merchandiser.

- To ensure right representation of Menswear strategy across channels - Retail & Digital

- To build the right product offering to suit the customer profile and maximize full price sell through.

- To deliver in-season actions that maximize sales and profit opportunities for BU

Key Deliverables (Essential functions & Responsibilities of the Job):

- Lead Menswear product strategy with end to end ownership of product lifecycle

- Buying, range selection, option planning, range development, margin delivery and cost negotiations

- Forecast trends and share inputs with design team for range creation

- Range presentation to sign off the BU plan with Buying and Merchandising Head

- Placing orders for seasonal requirement to meet critical path for launch and deliver on sales plan, respond to in season variables to address any immediate gap

- Delivering 90%+ product fulfilment for launch while ensuring availability of all key Marketing/window product lines

- Analyzing historical performance to be able to support buying decisions

- Reacting to sales Information and working with suppliers to revise production flows and maximize sales.

- Agreeing and reviewing targets for sales, margin, stock, commitment and availability.

- Assisting operating plan review and sharing lessons learnt from product perspective

- Ensuring on time catalogue submission and order placement

- Sharing product inputs for in season/end of season markdown planning

- Working with the supplier for the prompt input of flows to ensure alignment between production and commitment

- Sharing production plans on time to book/manage MSI capacity

- Communicating product information to retail team to allow them in finalizing Menswear layout plans for stores

- Defining pricing architecture as per product strategy

- Maintaining awareness of competition's product offering

- Standardization of internal reports including, but not limited to, catalogue, seasonal presentations, buy sheets,implementing and exploiting new systems and process

Key relationships and stakeholders

- Sourcing team & Supply Chain Teams

- Retail & VM Team

- Marketing & Ecommerce teams

- Finance and Accounts Team

Education and Work Experience :

- Post Graduate in Fashion Management/Retail

- 6-10 years of experience in product Buying in Menswear

- Buying experience with International Brands/Retailers is desirable

- Proficient in MS-Office

- Thorough understanding of products and Menswear trends

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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