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Head of Buying / Merchandising (f/m) - 100%

Triumph International

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Head of Buying / Merchandising (f/m) - 100%

Head of Buying / Merchandising (f/m) – 100%

The Triumph Group is one of the world’s largest intimate apparel companies. It enjoys a presence in over 120 countries with the core brands Triumph® and sloggi®. Globally, the company serves 40,000 wholesale customers and sells its products in 2,000 Triumph Stores as well as via several own online shops. The Triumph Group employs more than 30,000 people and achieves revenues of Euro 1.437 billion (2014). It is a member of both the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) and the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP).

For our worldwide headquarter in Bad Zurzach/Switzerland (near Zurich) we are searching for a highly motivated

Head of Buying / Merchandising (f/m) – 100%

Roles & Responsibilities:

-         Optimize Triumph investment in stock by achieving country inventory targets, and shipment plans of existing and new stores, whilst meeting commercial targets and managing KPI’s (stock turn, markdown, sell out)

-         Promote understanding and gain buy-in to retail principles to leverage the competitive advantage of a central replenishment system to ensure optimal availability whilst minimizing mark down within store for the overall business

-         Develop and implement world class integrated retail systems (ePOS & MMS) in partnership with IT in order to plan local assortments and allocations, report and enhance achievement of KPI’s

-         Select the Retail Core Range, ensuring a commercial and innovative consumer offer in line with Brand vision through pre-season analysis, historical sales trends and assortment planning

-         Manage B&M centralization process by establishing local B&M teams and reporting lines. Ensure local know how gets transferred and daily operations continue flawlessly

-         Partner with Brand and Sales Operations to develop a strong demand- and assortment planning process. Ensure allocation to customer need – right product – right location – right time

-         Manage and develop a team to next level making sure we have the best talent

Your ideal profile:

-         5-7 years in a fashion retail merchandise position with a fashion brand or large department store/lingerie division

-         Expertise in establishing, executing and implementing merchandising planning principles and guidelines

-         Experience as project lead being able to implement systems and new processes

-         Strong people management skills - proven ability to lead and develop people

-         Inspire, lead and support European country retail merchandise buying teams

-         Results driven with ability to make decisive decisions

-         Proven performer in retail buying, forecasting and demand

-         Ability to build strong and collaborative relationships

-         Well-structured, organized and priority focused

-         English fluency spoken and written and one other European language is desired

Triumph offers the right candidate an opportunity to work in a dynamic team within an international environment. If you are seeking a great opportunity to develop your career, please send your application letter, CV, work references, diplomas and expected salary range in English language by
e-mail to careers.ch@triumph.com . Ms. Sara Peña Sierra is happy to receive your application.