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StitchFix // online fashion retailer
London, UK    Posted: Thursday, September 09, 2021
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About the Role

Be a part of our extraordinary Own Brand Buying team, based in our London office.  You will be working closely with Merchandising, Design & Garment Technologist in developing & buying excellent quality products for our clients, using data to support & drive business decisions you make.  We are looking for a Junior Buyer for Womenswear Dresses & Skirts to fulfill a 10 month FTC. The successful candidate will have a keen eye for style & trends, with demonstrated success leveraging data & client feedback to shape rebuy & refresh opportunities. You must have proven ability to develop close working relationships with your team & long term partnerships within the supply base.  You will take ownership of the Dresses & Skirts department for the Womenswear team with support & guidance from the Senior Buyer.   You will be able develop & execute departmental strategies that deliver strong financial results, that continue to delight all Stitch Fix clients.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will

  • Own Dresses & Skirts department within the Womens Own Buy team, with support from the Senior buyer. 
  • Partner with the merchandising team to create & execute departmental strategies to meet & exceed financial targets, whilst delighting our clients with the product offering & quality.
  • Critically analyse data findings on a weekly basis to support commercial decisions & improve sales performance.
  • Develop strong working relationships with your supply base, both long & short lead time whilst continuing to improve IMU% & flexibility in the supply chain, adapting to the needs of the business.
  • Play an important role in fit sessions, partnering with the garment technologist to deliver product with great fit & size feedback, whilst identifying opportunities for improvement through the rich sources of client feedback. 
  • Manage a Buying Assistant, leading & coaching through critical path & sample management, prioritising daily tasks & providing administrative support when needed. 
  • Liaise with key cross functional partners in Marketing, Styling, Customer Service, PR & Ops to drive business success & process improvements
  • Explore new innovations in the world of buying, from 3D design & fit technology to leveraging cross-functional expertise from our data scientist & algorithm teams

Were excited about you because

  • You are interested in a 10-month FTC opportunity
  • You are able to work from our London, UK Headquarters 2-3 days per week
  • You are an experienced Junior Buyer with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a retail-related role & have spent at least 3 years at the Assistant Buyer level.
  • You have at least 3 year of experience managing direct report(s) & are excited to continue developing your people leadership skills 
  • You have strong knowledge of retail math & business metrics & have established a keen eye for upcoming trend
  • You demonstrate an inclination towards using & understanding data to help inform decisions & solve problems
  • You are extremely detail oriented & organised & able to work in a fast paced, & at times ambiguous environment
  • You have developed strong communication skills, both written & verbal, & are comfortable with negotiations & presentations 
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit; demonstrating curiosity & passion for innovation, iterative processes, & constant learning 
  • You are someone who exudes positivity, possesses a can-do attitude & the ability to persevere through setbacks & challenges
  • You enjoy being part of a team, leveraging the strengths & talents of others, while also operating independently as needed to achieve results
  • You are someone who seeks out opportunities to learn & grow both professionally & personally & who values transparency & accountability via feedback

Why you'll love working at Stitch Fix...

  • We are a group of bright, kind & goal oriented people. You can be your authentic self here, & are empowered to encourage others to do the same!
  • We are a successful, fast-growing company at the forefront of tech & fashion, redefining retail for the next generation
  • We are a technologically & data-driven business
  • We are committed to our clients & connected through our vision of Transforming the way people find what they love
  • We love solving problems, thinking creatively & trying new things
  • We believe in autonomy & taking initiative
  • We are challenged, developed & have meaningful impact
  • We take what we do seriously. We dont take ourselves seriously
  • We have a smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right & is open to new ideas
  • We offer competitive compensation packages & comprehensive health benefits
  • You will be proud to say that you work for Stitch Fix & will know that the work you do brings joy to our clients every day

About Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix is an online personal style service for men & women combining art & science to disrupt & redefine the retail industry. Were the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology & unique product to deliver a refined & deeply personalized shopping experience. We leverage vast amounts of client data to make decisions throughout the company. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers & a successful, growing business. We believe we are only scratching the surface of our opportunity; & were looking for incredible people to contribute! Wed love for you to help us carry on the trend. 

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