• Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years relevant experience in retail and/or e-commerce leadership, specifically buying and merchandising
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving business performance in the fashion industry
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully build the right product assortments
  • Strong product sensibility in both seasonal and micro-seasonal segments, and an ability to identify and capitalize on current trends
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead the organization through seasonal merchandise planning and a track record of executing or exceeding that plan
  • The ability to understand and influence the visual merchandising process, including all marketing processes
  • Proven negotiation skills and experience with vendor management
  • Strong numeric and analytic aptitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal, motivational, and communication skills
Job Description
Amazon is looking for a passionate, innovative ‘Think Big” fashion professional, with the proven ability to create relevant fashion assortments and establish a strong point of view to lead the product and merchandising strategy for multiple collections within Softlines Private Brands. The ideal candidate will grow the business by on boarding suppliers and building relationships, negotiating costs, while monitoring and reacting to industry trends. Responsibilities include driving units, revenue, and margin growth along with the day to day supplier management and merchandising. He/she will be a thoughtful, high-energy, self-starter, with strong business acumen, acute analytical skills, and the demonstrated ability to use creative thinking and innovation to solve complex problems for scaling a dynamic business. The right candidate will have a vision for the future of fashion and a willingness to do things differently.
Key responsibilities for this role include:
  • Build product assortments that reflect the preferences of a specific consumer segment, considering price, quality, visual aesthetic, lifestyle and other factors
  • Establish long-term strategies and annual/seasonal financial plans globally and identify growth opportunities
  • Determine the season's product direction, fabrications and key items
  • Execute a seasonal calendar, including participating in all product milestones
  • Aggressively grow the business by driving and implementing strategic initiatives to reach the company’s financial goals
  • Create and execute business plans for new opportunities
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with key suppliers and supply chain players
  • Collaborate with departments across the organization to improve tools and productivity
  • MBA
  • Work experience in national branded or vertical fashion retailer
  • Work experience in women’s fashion segment