We are a young online business seeking a Fashion Buyer with a strong background in international and local sourcing. We are based in Sydney, Australia and looking for suppliers in the Philippines for ladies clothing, bags, shoes and accessories.We are looking for someone initially to work for us for 4 weeks (15 - 25 hours per week).
Key responsibilities will include but not limited to:
1. Develop strategy , source and manage various range selection and order placement
2. Build strong supplier relationships and negotiate pricing and trading terms
3. Ability to develop and maintain successful supplier relationships
4. Monitor industry trends and conduct analysis in Australia, Philippines, US, China, Korea
5. Manage supplier delivery performance
The Successful Applicant
You must possess previous fashion buying experience and have experience working in a fast paced environment. You will demonstrate strong leadership and teamwork skills, possess highly developed analytical skills and sound commercial acumen. You have excellent sales/marketing and research skills and be knowledgeable with Australian fashion culture and buying trends. You will be a champion in sourcing suppliers/couriers in the Philippines (RTW / custom made products), highly knowledgeable to find your way geographically, negotiate with wholesale suppliers/manufacturers, possess great fashion taste/ colour/design sense and able to communicate fluently in English and tagalog.
As most of the suppliers products can be viewed online, you will be our eyes and to see the quality and workmanship of each items and our voice to negotiate. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves to do quality control, pack and send off the products. You have will have the ability to develop strong partnerships, be passionate about product, extremely organized and impress us with your initiative, reporting and negotiation skills. Preferred someone who is creatively talented to take photos as most of the time you will need to email these photos for us to view and also able to find beautiful people to model the product (photo shoot) and assist us to upload photos on FB/website. We need someone who has strong personality and not afraid to ask questions, raise a concern or point out an idea/suggests and be goal oriented - YOU must be someone who has the drive and deliver results!
You must have your own computer,mobile, camera and reachable by viber/skype/FB etc.
What’s on Offer for YOU:
Attractive remuneration package
An ongoing project/ contract
Possibly travel to Australia for the right person
Flexibility and work from home
If you are the person we are looking for, please submit:
1. Updated resume
2. Cover Letter (explain why you are the right person!)