Buyer - Footwear & Accessories

  • Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Warehouse Group (TWG) is a New Zealand success story, founded by Sir Stephen Tindall and grown from The Warehouse; we are the largest general merchandise retailer in NZ with $3 billion in sales.  TWG consists of four core retail brands – The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7. We have 270+ retail stores, online stores as well as distribution and fulfilment centres throughout NZ. TWG employs over 12,000 people across New Zealand.

Job Description

Retail is evolving at an incredibly fast pace – and our Buying team is certainly at the forefront of the change!

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Footwear Buyer to join our Head to Toe team at The Warehouse Group Store Support Office in Northcote. This role is responsible for the day-to-day management of a substantial footwear category, while also having input into the strategic direction and delivering profitability and overall success for the division.

We are looking to fill this role with a passionate Buyer who can continue to develop and grow the profile and style of the ranges. You will be responsible for creating commercial footwear ranges that are on trend, and represent great value for money for our customers. Our Buyers are skilled at understanding local and global trends and creating ranges that are customer focused, fit for purpose & designed to surprise and delight our customers - exceeding their expectations. Knowing who our customers are, and being able to buy for them is therefore a critical skill we look for!

You will enjoy working cross functionally with the whole Head to Toe team and wider business functions, including Marketing, QA, Operations, Design, and our Sourcing Offices based in Auckland and Shanghai. In particular you will have a close working relationship with the Merchandise Planners to deliver the all-important financial outcomes by putting together comprehensive ranges and promotional plans. You will be able to negotiate commercial styles with multiple suppliers in your sleep. You will also be confident with fabrications, construction, and briefing in of artwork, and of course you'll be tranquil in the face of the pressure that comes with all fashion buying roles. 

You will love being part of a relaxed but definitely busy team, who work collaboratively. We are passionate about what we do, and we appreciate the impact that our Buyers have on our business. We are investing in their development and career progression and we believe this makes us an amazing destination for your next role.

If this sounds like you apply now and join us in the exciting time in the world of retail!

Additional Information

Our Support Office has an awesome North Shore location with views across the Waitemata Harbour, an on-site cafe, free parking and free charging stations for EV’s. With 1,200 people in the office it is a hive of activity with likeminded people all working together to help kiwis live better every day. When you join us you also get discounts across all our brands, great team member benefits, and excellent career development opportunities no matter where you are in the business! Join us!

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