Princess Cruises Retail Buyer in SANTA CLARITA, California

Retail Buyer

Santa Clarita, CA

We serve. We respect our team. We innovate. We are consistent. We are accountable. We do it right.

We are currently searching for a highly motivated Retail Buyer who will develop business strategies and assortment plans for assigned categories in order to maximize the presentation of the brand and achieve sales and margin business unit goals, identify opportunities and recommend new product and/or vendors for the department and trade, as well as collaborate with Planning to develop plans and forecasts.

In a city with enviable quality of life balance, our corporate offices are located in beautiful Southern California in downtown Santa Clarita. Santa Clarita is what CNN Money Magazine calls “one of the best places to live in California.” With award-winning schools, special events and a large arts and cultural scene, Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County and is ranked as one of the safest cities in not only California, but in the nation.

Responsibilities

  • Perform market analysis, competitive shopping and analysis of trends to keep abreast of current trends and identify emerging trends.

  • Maintain relationships, resolve issues and conduct negotiations with vendors and agents.

o Negotiate costs, terms, RTV’s, discounts, staff incentives

o Obtain marketing, markdown and event money

o Ensure vendors adhere to production and shipping timelines

  • Develop brand enhancing and high quality product. Provide brand assets, develop creative briefs and approve vendor creative. Approve pre-production and production samples.

  • In collaboration with Planning, develop assortment plans by ship and trade. Utilize recommended SKU counts and ship feedback.

  • Develop on-board event plans. Support corporate marketing strategies. Partner with Marketing, Brand Management on development and Retail Operations on execution.

  • Ensure achievement of financial plan for assigned categories. In partnership with Sr Buyer and Planning, determine and execute course corrections.

o Participate in monthly OTB process.

o Identify opportunities to maximize sales and margin.

o Participate in monthly OTB process.

o Highlight risks; propose and execute mitigation activities.

o Ensure reorders are places for key and core items.

o Escalate unresolved issues.

  • Develop assortment plans.

  • Determine disposition of exiting inventory.

  • Work with Visual Planner on product presentation. Obtain support from vendor community if necessary.

  • Responsible for vendor maintenance including set up, communication related to order confirmation, new supplier payment procedures and credit requests for damages.

  • In partnership with Logistics, ensure product moves throughout the pipeline on time and in a cost efficient manner. Take leadership role in security clearance, air freight requests and justifications.

  • In partnership with Corp Planning and Retail Ops, develop and execute processes for transactional activities that ensure data integrity. Comply with SOX regulations.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 2+ years retail management and buying experience in specialty retail.

  • Ability to evaluate financial and business metrics and translate the data into actionable ideas and events; proficient in retail math.

  • Ability to create and organize work and processes to get things done in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Capacity to think objectively and interpret quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Ability to use logic to solve problems and determine effective solutions.

  • Proficient in EXCEL and able to learn technical applications quickly.

  • Capability to build constructive relationships with diverse business partners.

  • Strong listening, written, and oral communication skills.

Benefits

  • Time off benefits - 8 paid holidays, paid vacation, bonus vacation time and paid sick time

  • Travel - Cruise and Travel Privileges for you and your family

  • Health - Complete benefit plans including medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

  • Wellness - Health and wellness programs include onsite exercise classes, onsite nutrition and lifestyle classes and discounted gym memberships

  • Tuition Reimbursement - up to 75% with a maximum of $2000 per year

  • 401(k) - Company match up to 6% of salary at 50% for the first 5 years and 100% thereafter

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan - up to a 15% discount off of FMV of CCL stock

  • Training - In-house Princess University courses on professional development

  • Rewards & Incentives - Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives and free parking; special employee discounts for child care, banking services and retail stores

Next Steps…

Apply today and set sail on an exciting new career course! Our goal is to be the number one cruise and cruise-tour provider. To make that happen, we need qualified, top-notch team members. If you’re looking to get your talent noticed, apply today! Our application process is quick and easy:

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Princess Cruises is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status