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Posted: Sunday, February 4, 2018 6:23 PM

Requisition Number: WE:12460
Area of Interest: Merchandising
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full:time
JOB DESCRIPTION
Buyer, Decorative Accessories :: West Elm
Who we are:
Born in Brooklyn. At home in the world. west elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home since the launch of our first catalog in 2002. Our home base is nestled down under the Manhattan Bridge in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, right above our flagship store. We are a dynamic, fast:paced brand with an exciting growth strategy. We value imagination, diversity and giving people the opportunity to explore, grow and shape our future. We look for innovative, smart and hard:working individuals who enjoy creative thinking and ingenuity. Help us carry out our mission of being a source of inspiration to our customers, creating a global community and tirelessly seeking ways to evolve our brand.
The Buyer of Decorative Accessories will lead the cross:functional team to deliver upon key area strategies. Reporting into the DMM of Decorative Accessories, this role will focus upon our Accessories business, Homescent, and Seasonal Trim with the support of an Assistant Buyer and Merchandise Specialist. The successful candidate will be able to leverage cross:functional relationships, organization, and follow through to deliver results. This person will have regular interactions with the senior leadership team including Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents across several departments and categories. The growth opportunities in this role are significant :: the Buyer driving this category will directly impact the overall results of the brand; this person will craft their creative and analytical skills, develop their ability to influence, and learn to drive a key growth vehicle for the company.
Essential Functions:
* Develop business strategies and seasonal assortment plans to maximize the development of the brand, sales and profits for a department or assigned area.
* Identify opportunities and recommend new product or concepts for department.
* Manage information across functions working closely with Design, Inventory Management, Sourcing, Production, Packaging and Visual to ensure the process is followed and timelines met.
* Perform market analysis, competitive shop and analyze sales trends to keep abreast of current trends.
* Identify emerging trends. Develop business strategies outlining strengths, weaknesses, new opportunities and threats Communicate annual and seasonal strategies to functional areas (Inventory, Design, Sourcing, Production, Packaging, Visual).
* Develop and recommend seasonal and core product mix for department or area. Collaborate with Inventory Management to develop annual and seasonal financial plans.
* Collaborate with Inventory Management to provide Sourcing and Production Management with purchase quantities, delivery dates, flow and exit strategies for initial cost and production negotiations for new programs.
* Maintain relationships, resolve issues and conduct final negotiations with significant suppliers and agents as necessary (domestic and overseas).
* Recommend and collaborate with Visual to plan floor layouts.
* Provide Inventory Management with final assortment plans (line lists), product details, target retails, estimated IMU, importance to overall assortment (big bets), flow to DC and floor plan location for developing purchase projections and buy plans.
* For assigned areas, approve final: Product collections from Designs recommendations, Order quantities from Inventory Management s recommendations, Costing and delivery dates from Sourcing and Production, Changes that affect production deadlines and plan objectives, Floor plan layouts from Visual, and Signage and in:store collateral.
* Collaborate with Inventory Management and recommend adjustments (markdowns, delivery changes and quantity changes) to the plan to maximize sales, profits,

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