Job Posting for Associate Buyer - Century 21 at Legends at Century 21
Founded in 2008, Legends is a premium experiences company with six divisions operating worldwide – Global Planning, Global Sales, Global Partnerships, Hospitality, Global Merchandise, and Global Technology Solutions – offering clients and partners a 360-degree data and analytics fueled service solution platform to elevate their brand and execute their vision. Currently, Legends works with marquee clients across business verticals including professional sports; collegiate; attractions; entertainment; and conventions and leisure. We are the industry leaders in designing, planning and realizing exceptional experiences in sports and entertainment. For more information, visit www.Legends.net and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TheLegendsWay.
LEGENDS GLOBAL MERCHANDISE
Recognized leaders in retail and merchandising worldwide, Legends Global Merchandise provides a fully customized, customer-centric, omnichannel shopping experience for fans. Our vertical service solution allows us to provide the latest trends, styles, designs, and brand collaborations across different categories. For in-venue, e-commerce and pop-up operations, Legends sets the standard when it comes to a unique shopping experience. We pride ourselves in creating a customized portfolio of inventory based on each property and operating as a true extension of each client’s brand. Different guests want different things, and we are here to build and provide a tailored retail experience.
Century 21 the iconic retailer and purveyor of off-price luxury fashion has teamed with Legends to introduce a revitalized shopping experience to the Century 21st faithful local and global fans. This partnership will bring fans of the iconic brand an enhanced shopping experience in-store and online. The re-opened Cortlandt Street location will span the four main floors of the original downtown space and will offer men’s, women’s and children’s designer apparel, footwear, outerwear, handbags accessories and fragrances
Associate Buyer - Century 21
Our Associate Buyer is responsible for assisting the Buyer in the procurement of merchandise for a particular segment of the business, achieving sales and profit objectives. Works in close partnership with the Buyer on the merchandise direction in brand acquisitions and delivers compelling fashion right assortments to our consumers. Must be strategic and confident enough to work and build lasting relationships with key principals from all major companies in the industry. Expected to leverage skills and experience to take a leadership role on the team.
Serves as a FlourishC21 ambassador by embracing and demonstrating Legends/Century 21’s Higher Purpose of “Delivering Value to Live Better” and Core Values.
Drive revenue by procuring the best brands and the most compelling product assortments, at the sharpest prices.
Assists in buying responsibilities once Buyer determines proficiency.
Ensures timely delivery of merchandise through consistent communication and follow-up with vendors and distribution center.
Manages and projects markdowns.
Manipulates spreadsheets and reports to complete thorough business analysis.
Analyzes sales performance and makes recommendations to maximize sales.
Analyzes business performance weekly and works in conjunction with buyer to take appropriate business actions.
Demonstrates a passion to be fashion forward and fashion-right, unafraid to take risks.
Communicates through effective and appropriate channels, to store management and team members, in order to fully maintain merchandise direction and standards.
Communicates regularly with vendor and merchant community to achieve department goals.
Must maintain and manage portion of the business on his/ her own. Accountable for financial outcome of specific area.
Well versed in trend orientation and competitive market research.
Participates in the development and training of Assistant Buyer.
Understands target customer by store.
Understands competitor’s strengths, weaknesses and strategy.
To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty above at the highest levels. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Consistently demonstrate a commitment to Legends/C21’s Core Values and Higher Purpose: Delivering Value to Live Better.
Respect: Speak and listen generously, leave people feeling heard, respected and honored.
Communicate: Share, discuss and listen openly.
Teamwork: Take care of each other and give back.
Honesty: Act with integrity, do the right thing.
Grow: Grow and drive change.
Positivity: Be positive, passionate and have fun. Celebrate enthusiasm and effort while rewarding success.
Amaze: Deliver amazing experiences to each other, our community and our guests. Go above and beyond what is expected.
Highly organized and ability to adapt to quickly changing priorities in fast-paced off price environment.
Minimum 3 years relevant work history
Strategic thinker, have vision by being aware of surroundings, absorb new ideas, new ways and flexible enough to drive new direction by thinking long term.
Strong retail math acumen, including elements of markup, margin planning and open to buy.
Ability to work well with all levels of management, build partnerships and direct teams.
Strong attention to detail, negotiation, business and financial analysis skills.
Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
International travel required
Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, and 401k plan.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear; use hands to finger, and handle controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand, walk, and stoop. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Legends is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or genetic information.