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Buyer - PM Dresses

Job no: 502107
Work type: FP - Full-time Permanent
Location: Richmond, VIC - Head Office
Category: Buying

Forever Evolving

Forever New is Australia's fastest growing fashion clothing and accessories brand. With more than 300 stores and a vast online presence across the globe, we have developed a strong community of fashion-lovers, designers, innovators, experts and creatives who have taken us from Melbourne to the world.

About the role

Join our team at Forever New as a Buyer across our PM dresses portfolio. This exciting role will provide great scope and responsibility to develop and drive the dress category for Forever New. Work alongside an established design and buying team to inspire newness and a commercial offering for our customer.

Key components of the role:

  • Drive our product offering - Design to ensure fabrics and style details are consistent with our brand vision
  • Construct a commercially balanced range 
  • Work with Design & QA to ensure best fit, consistency of fit and best possible quality of fabric, trim, make and finish
  • Drive commercial decisions throughout the development process of a product with respect to delivering the most commercial style 
  • Proactively drive the approval time lines on lap dips, strike offs, trim and bulk fabric confirmation
  • Ensure all lab dip/strike offs are approved in line with desired look 
  • Ensure a clear and commercial price architecture which drives maximum sales and profit for the business
  • Ensure category delivers innovation, speed to market and calculated risks in new trends
  • Ensure all department financial parameters and targets are achieved
  • Trade and optimise the department, in collaboration with the Buying Manager and Planner
  • Monitor production progress against department critical path 
  • Negotiate and confirm individual product lead times with suppliers 
  • Follow up suppliers for initial costings and negotiate accordingly

Key Experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Junior Buyer or Buyer position in apparel
  • Experience working in a major clothing retailer or manufacturer
  • Qualification in Fashion industry or related field
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook and Word) and fashion related software
  • Understanding and solid interpretation of global trends
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen

Company Culture & Benefits

Here at Forever New, our people are at the heart of everything we do. Forever New HQ is a fast-paced retail environment rapidly expanding across the globe. By the same token, we're all about a healthy, flexible work-life balance. That's why, as part of the Forever New family, you'll enjoy plenty of exciting rewards and benefits.

The perks:

  • Generous 40% employee discount and periodic family and friends’ discounts  
  • Loyalty and birthday leave
  • Monthly afternoon tea with an early finish Friday
  • Well being and environmental incentives
  • Learning and development programs
  • Recognition program and service awards
  • Subsidized car parking
  • Thriving head office located in Richmond
  • Exposure to a global business based across 5 continents
  • Recruitment referral incentives

Whether we’re designing our latest fashion collection, expanding into a new international market, or providing expert styling advice to our loyal customers, these are a few of the rules we live by:

  • Think Customer
  • Respect for all
  • Keep it Simple
  • Take Responsibility
  • Act with Pace

We seek creative like minded individuals to join our team If feel you meet the criteria, we are eager to hear from you!

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