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Category Buyer Developer | Womenswear

Job no: 934045
Work type: Permanent / Full time
Location: Support Office - Docklands

Work is a whole lot better when you love what you do, we know that. That’s why we make sure that the loves and interests of our people match their responsibilities. We take what they love, and we let them live it.

So, do you want to be part of a team who loves coming to work each day? A team that makes Myer a great place to shop, and an even greater place to work?

  • An exciting opportunity to join the Womenswear team as a Category Buyer Developer
  • Be part of one of the largest Buyerships for Myer and add value to one of our Myer Exclusive Brands
  • Great career development within a dynamic and ambitious team

In alignment with the Myer Merchandise Strategy, develop and execute a category plan that delivers a compelling and profitable merchandise range. This role actively supports the General Manager of Womenswear Myer Exclusive Brands and is accountable for the end-to-end management including financial performance for your category.

About the role:

  • Develop and execute our Myer Exclusive Brands in line with our brand DNA including order placement, financial performance of the business and end to end management of the production cycle
  • Research product trends, advancements and competitive landscape to improve sales including identify and determining key trends and providing direction on which trends are brand relevant
  • Effectively negotiate cost prices with our suppliers to drive product profitability
  • Ensure that quality assurance and compliance requirements are consistently met or exceeded
  • Identify and recommend the most appropriate marketing  and communications approach to sell the current portfolio in line with the Myer Strategy
  • Work closely with planning team to determine assortment plans, conduct PSA and assist in building the product strategy
  • Establish strong supplier relationships and apply negotiation skills to achieve optimal trading terms that deliver commercial targets
  • Maintain solid competitor and trend analysis to remain relevant and build a range to suit the market and Myer customer segmentation


 About you:

  • A passion for Womenswear with solid experience in product development in this category is essential 
  • Strong business and financial acumen combined with a thorough understanding of product, retail systems and processes is also essential
  • Tertiary education in a relevant degree such as in fashion textiles, merchandise management, marketing, business or commerce
  • Be able to plan and prioritise own workload to effectively and consistently deliver on individual and team objectives
  • Strong understanding of the manufacturing process
  • Advanced understanding of the market, customer segmentation, trends and competitive landscape
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability lead and to influence leaders at a senior level
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and mentor a medium sized team
  • Experienced in trend forecasting
  • Detailed knowledge of product development and price architecture to optimise product profitability  
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the team and role model teamwork and collaboration

Benefits to you:

  • A great culture and supportive team environment 
  • Generous employee discount
  • Scope for career development into leadership roles
  • Invitations to sample sales and silent auctions
  • Early finish Fridays

Residency Note: To be eligible to apply for this job, you must be an Australian or NZ citizen or have an appropriate visa to live and work in Australia. Further information can be obtained from the Australian Department of Immigration.

Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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