Senior Buying Manager
Taguig, Philippines
10h ago

As a Senior Manager for Buying in our Commercial Department, you become part of a high performance team and bring great fashion to Zalora’s customers.

You are responsible for creating a clearly defined assortment strategy and taking ownership for its execution and delivery.

You manage the budget for this business and you are responsible for leading the buying team. Your working location will be Zalora’s offices in BGC, Taguig.

Responsibilities :

  • You will provide strategic direction and will guide your team on sourcing new brands and new products. You control OTB for your category to maximize sales, margin and inventory turn.
  • You are passionate about product and trends and knowledgeable about the fashion market

  • Owning and managing the performance of the assortment, you will work closely with Planning, Merchandising and Pricing to drive sales and maximize profits.
  • You take responsibility for owning and driving In-Season KPIs

  • Maximizing relationships, you will build strong, trustful long term partnerships with the biggest brands for this unit.
  • You possess strong negotiation skills and the ability to take a strategic view on maximizing long term sales and profit potential

  • Leading people is your passion. Alongside your key functional responsibilities, you will be fully responsible for leading, coaching and developing your team by identifying their strengths, development areas and training needs.
  • You will look after a team of 10 across various levels from Buying Assistant through to Senior Buyer

    Requirements :

  • Relevant Buying Experience at a similar level. You have experienced working for a fast-paced retailing business. Ideally you have worked within an Ecommerce retailer and have a multi-
  • branded Fashion Buying background

  • As a strong leader, you have a strong strategic understanding and you are able to manage multiple stakeholders effectively through your strategic communication style
  • You understand the challenges of the fashion business and the constant change and are exhilarated by this. You pride yourself in your leadership skills with at least 5 years of relevant experience leading a large team
  • Expertise at spotting trends and brave enough to take strategic buying decisions. You have a history of successfully implementing new process to become more efficient and customer centric
  • Degree in Business, Management, Merchandising, Planning or related field
  • Passionate about fashion, digital and making customers happy
  • Strong data affinity and analytical skill, not afraid of large numbers
  • Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor
  • Strong in negotiations, pleasant to work with
  • Expert skills in Excel, MS Office
  • Attentive to detail without losing sight of the big picture
  • Motivated, structured, embracing change, always looking for solutions
  • Able to manage multiple stakeholders, reliable in getting things done
  • Not shying away from a dynamic, fast-paced working environment
  • The ZALORA Story

    ZALORA exists for the millions of fashion consumers in Asia, seeking a shopping experience focused on their unique styles, trends and fit.

    As Asia’s leading online fashion destination, ZALORA was founded in 2012 and has a presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia & Brunei, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

    ZALORA’s localised sites offer an extensive collection of top international and local brands, as well as our own in-house labels across apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women.

    ZALORA is part of Global Fashion Group, the world’s leader in online fashion for emerging markets.

    ZALORA is not obligated to accept resumes from any third parties on behalf of potential candidates for any position (advertised or otherwise) by any means, unless ZALORA has executed a written agreement with such third party and has expressly requested such third party for candidate referrals.

    Third parties who provide unsolicited resumes of candidate(s) shall waive and forfeit all rights to claim for any placement fees or referral fees in the event that such candidate is eventually engaged or employed by ZALORA or Global Fashion Group.

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