INTERMIX is known for curating the most exciting mix of product from luxury and emerging designers. We’re all about delighting our customers by helping them to discover trends, designers and notably special pieces.
Our unique culture blends an obsession with fashion with a powerful entrepreneurial energy. Online and in our stores — where merchandise is hand-selected — we’re devoted to one-on-one service and styling, driven by data and on-the-ground insights that – at the end of the day, help us make our customers feel effortlessly chic. If you’re bold, curious, and want to be part of an innovative approach to fashion, join us.
About the role
Intermix is looking for a Buyer to oversee Designer RTW to join our HQ team based in New York. You will be tasked with supporting assortment planning, driving merchandising strategies, vendor management, open-to-buy monitoring, pricing, cost negotiations, and inventory management to achieve sales and profitability targets for your specific category. The ideal candidate has experience developing and motivating a team, fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurialism.
What you'll do
Translate fashion trends into curated assortments for the Intermix customer and develop a merchandising strategy, which includes product selection and pricing and markdown strategies to maximize sales margin and profitability targets for Designer RTW
Manage the business in season through in-season analysis and tactical adjustments and ensure timely placement and maintenance of purchase orders
Develop and maintain cross functional partnerships and partner with the planning team on analysis and assortment planning to achieve financial plans, and the marketing team for coop programs
Evaluate the open-to-buy, markdowns and inventory levels for specific department(s), while monitoring inventory productivity and vendor profitability
Participate in line reviews to ensure brand cohesiveness and competitive assortments
Manage vendor negotiations and strengthens market relationships and identify new vendors and business opportunities in the market place
Train and develop Assistant Buyer &/or Merchandise Assistant and contribute to positive morale in the department and organization
Who you are
Proven track record of success and ability to drive a business
Proven ability to create product assortments to meet customer needs
Strong business and financial analysis skills
Strong retail math acumen
Keen fashion sense and trend forecasting ability
Excellent communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated managerial and leadership abilities
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally when required
Benefits at Intermix
- A generous merchandise discount on select designers at Intermix and 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
- One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
- Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
- Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
- Employee stock purchase plan.*
- Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees
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