Retail Cosmetics Buyer

  • Confidential
  • Valencia, Santa Clarita, CA 91354, USA
  • Dec 06, 2018

Job Description

Retail Cosmetics Buyer, Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd., Santa Clarita, CA. Resp. for dvlp business strategies & assortment plans in order to achieve sales & margin fin'l goals. Work w/ highly renowned int'l brands incl Chanel, Dior, La Mer, Estee Lauder, Clinique, SKII & Lancome in order to estab & maintain strong working relationships, negotiate terms & conditions, procure mktg & visual collateral. Create product assortments that support overall mdse strategies & fin'l objectives. Conduct mkt & trend research; shop the competition. Monitor PO activity; assist in resolving delivery & payment issues. Collaborate w/ Mdse Planning counterpart & dvlp business plans by trade & ship that support overall mdse strategies & fin'l objectives. Ensuring achievement via annual planning & mthly forecasting processes. Analyze performance & course correct as needed. Communicate w/ shipboard mgmt & Retail Onboard Ops Specialist regularly; obtain feedback to localize the assortment. Respond to ship callouts about product assortment, needs & local pricing. Lead the dvlpmt of planograms, directives & presentation stds in partnership w/ Visual & Retail Onboard Ops Specialist. Dvlp training prgms, product knowl directives & onboard events in partnership w/ vendor community & Retail Onboard Ops Specialist. 6 yrs exp in the Cosmetics & Fragrance industry as a Merchandiser. Exp must incl: Ability to evaluate fin'l & business metrics & translate data into actionable ideas & events; proficiency in retail math. Ability to negotiate terms w/ global vendor community. Exp building constructive relationships w/ diverse business partners around the world & shoreside. Exp working int'lly w/ nationals from all over the globe; demonstrated ability to be culturally sensitive. Event planning & mgmt incl scheduling of events, venue procurement, dvlpmt of mktg collateral, coord'n & set up. Hands on exp in visual merchandising & new store set up. Proficiency in English; familiarity w/ other languages. Working knowl of merchandising systems &/or retail inventory systems. Exp in interpreting quantitative & qualitative data. Proficiency in EXCEL. Travel reqd approx 10-15%. Send resumes to C. Wong, Sr Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd., 24305 Town Center Dr, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.
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