HEAD / SENIOR BUYER (M/F/D)

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IVY & OAK is a Berlin-based direct-to-consumer fashion brand for women contemporary occasionwear launched in May 2016. Our mission is to combine the best that fashion has to offer: High-quality clothing that is not only inspiring and easy to wear but also affordable and made to last. 

IVY & OAK is one of the fastest growing European fashion labels selling through our own online shop, own retail store and various fashion platforms across the borders of Europe.

 

YOUR CHALLENGE

  • Management and development of the buying team
  • In a managerial capacity, you act as an interface between sourcing, product development, design and sales and co-decide in processes
  • You work closely with suppliers and develop long-term relations
  • Execute bottom-up budget planning and create product-range-plan
  • Meet budgetary sales and margin targets through constantly monitoring and managing commercial success (incl. product lifecycle management, pricing , promotions) in collaboration with Merchandise team
  • You recognise opportunities that fit with us as an omni-channel brand, support our customers around the clock and expand our range seamlessly, logically and economically
  • In line with our merchandise strategy, you will be responsible for unified and internally consistent product management that offers a consistent end user experience and premium product quality, thereby actively contributing to meeting our seasonal goals, annual financial figures and global brand goals
  • Careful planning and implementation of new product launches and product line changes on all sales channels and in close cooperation with our marketing and external trading partners – you will also punctually identify potential risks (e.g. unforeseen sales responses) and carry out the necessary measures


YOUR SKILLS

  • Successful degree in fashion management or in business administration, or equivalent qualification
  • Relevant professional experience (approx. 4-5 years) as Senior Buyer, ideally with a focus on high-end women’s clothing
  • Excellent specialist knowledge of the buying sector, including the market and its trends
  • In-depth knowledge of product development processes, production, factories and CRS practices, as well as confident negotiating skills
  • Analytical and independent working style: you are focussed on solutions and can make decisions on your own
  • Strong communication skills and leadership abilities
  • You are motivated, rather than intimidated, by continually changing tasks and a fast-paced environment
  • You have an innovative way of thinking and provide creative ideas
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • You have a strong and diverse network 


OUR BENEFITS

  • An entrepreneurial, high-impact experience at a well-funded and one of the fastest-growing D2C brands in Europe
  • The chance to develop and to coin the brand marketing
  • An open and transparent company culture with highly motivated colleagues at our lovely office in the heart of Berlin
  • A great employee discount on our whole collection

 

IVY & OAK GMBH | MANAGING DIRECTOR CAROLINE GENTZ | CHRISTOPHER DECKERT
VAT ID DE 301 595 195 | COMPANY REGISTRATION BERLIN - CHARLOTTENBURG | HRB 170327 B

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Office Berlin

Monbijoupl. 4
10178 Berlin Directions jobs@ivy-oak.com View page

Benefits

Join us on our journey and discover the IVY & OAK world. We believe that together, we can make a difference.

  • Creative freedom and high level of responsibility

  • Transparent company culture with flat hierarchies

  • Ambitious and open-minded team

  • Office located in the heart of berlin

  • Attractive employee and family&friends discount on our entire collection

  • Mindset for sustainability and fair production

Facts

 

  • IVY & OAK was founded in May 2016
  • The company employs 30 passionate employees: 80% women and 20% men
  • IVY & OAK is active in 28 countries via its online shop and premium retailers
  • Two collections are launched per year, each characterised by timeless style and elegance
  • IVY & OAK is a member of SEDEX, one of the world’s largest organisations that helps companies manage responsible sourcing in their supply chain. As a SEDEX member we are able to trace and understand our supply chain so that we can work on continuous improvement for everyone involved in it.
  • The head office is based in Berlin

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