• Buyer

    Job Location US-MN-Plymouth
    ID
    2018-2917
    Category
    Merchandising
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Christopher & Banks is hiring a Buyer for our Corporate office located in Plymouth, MN!

     

    The Buyer is responsible for supporting the Sr. Buyer in planning balanced assortments that deliver the department financial plans for all categories, classifications, channels, climates and sizes. This position works in tandem with the entire merchandising group to drive results; partners closely with the Product Development, Planning and Allocation teams to improve profitability. 

     

    How you will spend your time...

    • Analyze historical data, supervise department’s performance, recommend revisions and forecasts and deliver financial results within the Company goals. Establish assortment line plan with cross-functional partners.
    • Manage assortments by category and channel, review for balance, manage all aspects of procurement and adhere to strategic objectives of the category. 
    • Contribute to the development of merchandising strategies utilizing historical data, competition, vendors and trend for each season.  Partner with the Planners to develop open-to-buy within an assortment that supports the strategy of stock positioning for key categories, classifications, channels, climates and sizes.
    • Manage to production calendar deadlines with internal and external partners to ensure timely delivery of product.
    • Develop, train and support direct reports to ensure understanding and growth in business acumen and the customer.
    • Occasional overnight travel

    What you will need to be successful....

     

    Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, Business or equivalent experience

     

    Experience

     

    • Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience with a mix of buying and planning
    • Specialty store merchandising experience preferred
    • Minimum 1 year of supervisory or management experience

     

    Knowledge/Skills

    • Knowledge of retail planning and allocation
    • Strong market awareness and ability to assess customer and trends
    • Strong analytical, financial and negotiation skills
    • Strong presentation and communication skills with the ability to interact at an executive level
    • Ability to build and maintain strong cross functional partnerships
    • Ability to mentor, train and develop Assistant Buyers
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced skills in Excel

     

    Always in style, your career at Christopher & Banks....

    When Gil Braun opened the first Braun’s Fashions in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1956, he opened it with “her” in mind: local women who were full of life and wisdom, confident in their beliefs and in search of styles that made them feel fabulous at a price they would love.  That spirit continued when Braun’s Fashions opened its first stores under the Christopher & Banks banner in 2000. The same year, the company introduced CJ Banks, opening 20 stores designed to meet the need for sizes 14-24 in the underserved women’s apparel market.

     

    Today, Christopher & Banks operates almost 500 stores nationally, and still focuses on putting “her” first, providing our customers with style, value and service that help her look fabulous and feel amazing, every day and for life’s special moments. Missy, women’s and petite sizes are available in stores and online for our customers’ convenience.  Please read more about us at www.Christopherandbanks.com.

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