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Senior Menswear Buyer

Apply now Job no: 494465
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Sydney Southern Suburbs & Sutherland Shire
Categories: Head Office

Lowes is an iconic family-owned brand operating nationally for over 120 years and have grown to become one of Australia's largest menswear and Schoolwear retailers with over 190 stores.


The Role

Due to business growth, we are looking for an experienced menswear Senior Menswear Buyer to join our team based at our Head Office in Arncliffe, NSW.

Reporting directly to the Head of Buying, you will be responsible for the purchasing and procurement of goods to drive sales growth within your category in line with the overarching company strategy. With your passion for fashion, analytical mind, and knowledge of local and overseas trends, you will be required to develop commercially relevant ranges whilst adhering to the critical path.

This is an exciting time to join Lowes, as we expand our retail footprint across the country.


What you’ll do

  • Develop product ranges and strategy for the category, supporting company objectives.
  • Buy in line with monthly category budgets & option plans to meet business targets.
  • Collaborate with the Planning team on stock management, allocations, and replenishments.
  • Weekly reporting, including product performance feedback highlighting best and worst performers and sales trends.
  • Research into trends, as well as sourcing new products to ensure competitive advantage.
  • Work with the Marketing team to ensure key items are promoted and featured in campaigns.
  • Maintain and foster great relationships with suppliers to negotiate prices and ensure on time deliveries.
  • Evaluate vendor performance and assist in the selection and/or exit strategy.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders, such as Operations and Marketing.


What we offer

  • Work/life balance - with a strong culture inspired by family values, we focus on work/life balance with reasonable work hours and hybrid working arrangements.
  • Discounts - an extremely favourable staff discount
  • Supportive environment - receive ongoing recognition and support whilst having a real sense of ownership of your work.


What will make you successful?

  • Demonstrated experience as a buyer within retail apparel, preferably menswear.
  • A strategic and commercial mindset supported by strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of fabrications, product categories and garment construction
  • Capacity to build strong working relationships throughout the business and work effectively with all stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and networking abilities
  • High proficiency in Excel
  • Exceptional organisational skills

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