Brand Manager / Buyer

Depechemode

  • Job Location: Lebanon
  • Posted On: 2019-08-19
  • Expires On: 2019-12-17

Job Details

  • Job Location: Lebanon
  • Job Category: Fashion
  • Employment Type: Employee
  • Job Duration: Full Time
  • Monthly Salary in USD: Negotiable

Job Description

Brand Manager/ buying:

  • Stay up-to-date on new trends, new hits and up-coming brands by continuously reading fashion magazines, surfing sites and monitoring international markets
  • Travel on buying trips to attend showrooms, meet with suppliers and assist in placing orders; follow up on orders, payments, respect of budget assigned, negotiate terms of contract etc…
  • Prepare buying budgets depending on past seasons sales
  • Perform the buying depending on budgets and consumer demand
  • Keep suppliers up to date with their brand’s performance and sellout
  • Analyze consumer buying patterns and predict future trends
  • Getting the floor feedback before each buying
  • Have in depth knowledge of the product line, price ranges and specifications relating to the product.
  • Research for potential new brands after studying the mix of actual available brands
  • Improve stock rotation for respective brands.
  • Suppliers negotiation and follow up to improve gross margins.
  • Arrange the pricing for new merchandise arrivals as well dispatching them between stores.
  • Analyze the sell out by location, by brand every 2 weeks, and prepare the transfers between locations according to their performance and quota.
  • Follow up with the logistic department on the ETA of placed orders
  • Visit to stores regularly and understand key issues with brands.
  • Meet customers to gain first hand understanding of brand performance, gaps in assortment and merchandise, customer services.
  • Participate in setting sales targets for the stores.
  • Analyzing sales figures and forecasting future sales volumes to maximize profit.
  • To Drive sales by reacting to seasonal trends & changes and sold out lines.
  • Coordinate with the shop manager for appropriate product rotation

Marketing / Social Media platforms

  • Coordinate with marketing manager for execution of marketing and promotional activ
  • to work with the marketing to style and prepare all photoshoots
  • work on the events (3 times per year)
  • prepare selection of products to be featured on the website for Ecommerce
  • Grow and expand company social media presence into new social media platforms, and increase presence on existing platforms (Facebook, Instagram, You tube, etc).
  • Maintain community content calendar to ensure communication aligns with brand and business objectives.
  • Build & maintain close relationships with editors, bloggers, social influencers, brand ambassadors, ensuring best media coverage for the brand.
  • Create engaging and dynamic digital content & post daily.
  • Stay up-to-date on new social media tools and continually track competitor marketing initiatives.
  • Assist in execution of monthly social media photo shoots.
  • Plan social media advertising campaigns (Facebook & Instagram)

Floor Training

The brand manager should provide regular training to staff, latest fashion trends and must have garments, brands knowledge, selling technique, etc.

The trainings should be updated every season.

  • Terminology
  • Trends of the season
  • Brand awareness
  • Fabric & cuts
  • Mix & match
  • Body shape
  • Customer service

 

Local production

  • Working with the stylist to prepare ongoing sketches / styles.
  • Decide on a theme for a collection and work with designers.
  • Propose new styles based on what is missing in the store.
  • Overseeing the final prototype of the designs, place order and pricing them upon receiving the goods. 

Job requirements

  • Should have exposure in merchandise planning and brand management
  • Interpret fashion dynamics, understand company brand strategy, passionate for fashion
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Organization, Planning and Analytical skills
  • Strong Leadership skills & strong negotiations skills
  • Adaptability / Flexibility / Innovation
  • Decision-making

Candidate Profile

  • University degree in a related field (Advertising, Marketing, Fashion Design…)
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a fashion retail company
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Computer skills are a must