- Location: Groot-Bijgaarden
- Type of contract: Permanent
- Occupation: full time
- Starting date: as soon as possible
Bellerose is an ever evolving and growing Belgian fashion brand with an international focus, strong online presence, and 20 owned & operated stores.
Since 1989, Bellerose has been doing things in our own unique way. Inspired by the world around us, rooted in tradition, but always decidedly moving forward. We love working with new talents that reflect the brand personality: dynamic, passionate, versatile, and creative. We believe in giving people room to grow and presenting them with the right challenges so that they can progress together with us, as a brand, and as a team. An open mind and an open heart, with a sense of priority and a healthy autonomy will get you a long way already.
As part of our development, we are looking for a new talent in our Buying of Invited Brands department. Next to its inhouse collection, Bellerose is offering every season a wide curated selection of Invited brands to complete its assortment. Think about sneakers, shoes, jewelry from selected brands worldwide. The responsibilities of the Junior Buyer Invited Brands will include but are not limited to:
Responsible for its own product category and support for the Buying Manager in buying process of Invited brands.
Managing brand and product portfolio from A to Z: pre analysis, brand selection & product assortment, approaching brands, budget management, margin surveillance.
Being part of profitability/cost optimization of Invited brands through negotiation (commercial conditions, brand portfolio, margin improvement & discount strategy, credit note deals).
Manager Open to Buy: in season analysis and continuous browsing for swap/reorder opportunities (surveillance of B2B platforms of the Invited brands).
Within category responsible for product assortment and allocation per store, stock balancing, recognizing heterogeneous needs of each Bellerose store and their respective cities.
In close collaboration with the marketing strategy when looking for new partnerships, business driven collabs, traffic creating brands, ….
Responsible for own buying administration (prepare order templates, collecting and structuring all information, article input in ERP system, preparation lookbook guide for each collection).
Invoicing and order confirmation administration, managing the flux of payments in collaboration with accounting.
Daily communication with warehouse and suppliers regarding deliveries: follow up, analysis and optimization and structurization of claims, end of season returns management.
You communicate all the time: both internal (HQ other departments + store network) as external (suppliers, logistics and warehouse).
Being part of improvement & structurization of processes in transport, incoterms and compliances and other initiatives/projects for approving the business or our daily activities.
Who are we looking for?
As a Junior Buyer Invited Brands, you hold a Master in a commercial, marketing communication or Business Management study and/or have at least 1-2 year(s) of experience in a similar position or in Retail management, Logistics, Buying/Procurement or Marketing.
You are commercial minded, a real multitasker and good in planning and self-organisation.
You have analytical and economical insights, but you are also creative and an autonomous decisionmaker.
You have a high interest and knowledge of (Fashion) Retail.
Experience and knowhow in Logistics, transport, incoterms and import customs.
You have a basic knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and administrative ERP systems (for Retail).
You have a high degree of initiative; assertiveness and you love to communicate and work as part of a team.
You are result-oriented and have a helicopter view with good problem-solving skills.
Strong communication skills are needed in English, French is important within the job and company, knowledge in Dutch is an added value.
You will have to travel for work 2 to 4 times per month and a bit more frequently during the months of December, January, August and September, mostly in Brussels, Antwerp, Paris and Amsterdam.
What we offer
An inclusive international environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together.
Flat hierarchies and short communication processes.
Flexibility and autonomy: homework and flexible working hours.
The possibility to give input and develop yourself in our company.
Competitive salary package based on your experience.
Activities in the office: yoga, pilates
Recognize yourself in this profile and want to join a dynamic and passionate team in a growing company? Send your resume as well as a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org