Ines Di Santo Corporation - Woodbridge, ON
We are an International Design House specializing in couture bridal wear. We are seeking a full time Apparel Buyer to join our expanding team.
The successful candidate will be a highly self-motivated and results-oriented experienced buyer.
This position requires someone who is detail-oriented, can efficiently multi-task, has superior communication skills, and the ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of purchasing functions and process improvements.
All sourcing, negotiating and expediting various fabrics to meet cycle demands
Accountable and responsible for creating and analyzing requests for quotations and processing purchase orders
Continuously source & develop supply alternatives to reduce costs while maintaining production schedule requirements.
Work closely with managers and suppliers to well manage inventory levels, lab color tests, coding dye lots, etc.
Skills, education and work experience:
University/College degree in Merchandising, Business, Marketing or other related fields.
Minimum 3 years of Merchandising or Buying apparel experience
Business/Financial acumen - understands impact of product costing and margin requirements.
Thorough understanding of apparel merchandising
Thorough understanding and working knowledge of garment construction, fit and fabric.
Understanding of domestic and off-shore sourcing.
Good influencing, problem solving and negotiating skills.