Barneys New York

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Buyer, Men's Accessories

at Barneys New York

Posted: 11/29/2017
Job Reference #: 1493

Job Description

New York


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Celebrating our legacy of modern fashion, creativity, individuality, and intrigue by providing every guest with an unparalleled customer experience. We are currently seeking a Buyer, Men's Accessories in our Corporate office based in New York, NY.


  • Supervises the development of merchandise assortments, sales and inventory plans for assigned merchandise departments
    • Accountable for gross margin performance, rate of sale, and inventory levels against approved plans
    • Accountable for DMM and Divisions I, II, and III where appropriate
    • Works closely with the planning department in the balancing of store inventories and building appropriate store assortment models
  • Directs the buying function and is responsible for the assortment, market coverage, pricing, and margin performance
    • Directs the development of and assists assigned buying staff in preparing merchandising plans for purchase under his/her jurisdiction
    • Assembles and procures appropriate merchandise assortments for assigned departments to achieve sales plans
    • Heads weekly, monthly, seasonal sales analysis to recommend and implement tactical actions to deliver the plans
    • Understands sales trends and their implication for inventory investment/allocation, POS presentation/emphasis
    • Negotiates all costing discounts, delivery and cooperative contributions with vendors/resources
    • Open to Buy
    • Passion for product development
  • Works with DMM and planning to create initial allocation needs based on creative focus and understanding of required merchandising impact
  • Participates in product development as appropriate to supplement available merchandise lines
  • Reviews and coordinates recommendations regarding promotional strategies, including advertising, marketing, display, and partners with DMM, GMM, Store Regional Management, and Director of Visual Presentation to ensure its execution.
  • Responsible for the ongoing review, counseling, training, and upgrading of the buying staff so as to assure their continuing motivation and development
  • Provides store training on seasonal merchandise
  • If applicable, prepares for Trunk Shows and planning


  • Fashion background
  • Must be creative and demonstrate an instinctive understanding of the luxury retail market
  • Demonstrates high level of time management and organization skills
  • Is detail oriented and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficient in Retail systems
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and use of Retail Math (see Mathematical skills below)
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with diverse teams
  • Exercises flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal
  • Is appropriately prepared for all meetings and appointments and can quantitatively defend all decisions to Sr. Management
  • Ability to delegate appropriately
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to foresee future business opportunities, develop strategic process
  • Demonstrates management and leadership skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and knowledgeable in Microsoft Word
  • College Degree
  • 6+  years of experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Articulates thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in both written and spoken communication

Barneys New York offers competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and a generous discount.  Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Barneys New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.