Buyer/Designer - Bendon Group | Sydney

Posted on 01-May-2017
Application Close Date: 31-May-2017
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Bendon is one of the world's leading lingerie designers and marketers. We have a global footprint with a strong presence in Australia and New Zealand, and our iconic brands like Heidi Klum Intimates, Stella McCartney Lingerie and Pleasure State are renowned for their continual design evolution. We couldn't do what we do without passion. It's a part of everything we do and it is felt by everyone who contributes to our success.

We have an extremely successful US-based brand within the Bendon group - Fredericks of Hollywood and we are seeking a motivated, experienced Buyer/Designer to join our dedicated Merchandise team on a Maternity cover contract. Our Merchandise team is collaborative and creative, working in a fast-paced environment and as a business we thrive on a collective desire to succeed.

The role is to bring the “art” to the “science” – using your intuition and expertise fuelled by data, analytics and, above all, a passion for helping our customers whilst delivering target on sales growth, profitability and market share.

You will be responsible for:

  • Building a product strategy ensuring a well-balanced range aligned to the business plan
  • Managing strategies for pricing, margins and competitors
  • Managing financial performance, post seasonal analysis and optimizing stock levels for all categories
  • Managing promotion and markdown price strategies
  • Source internationally for product and brands
  • Maintaining current supplier relations to ensure on time delivery and target margins are achieved
  • Providing and supporting the implementation of business solutions and company initiatives


What we are looking for:

  • Demonstrated Buying experience with some design experience
  • A strategic, long term thinker who can implement merchandise strategies effectively
  • Strong understanding of retail, local and international brands and trends
  • The ability to manage and maintain supplier relationships
  • Advanced knowledge regular use of Adobe Suite, CAD and InDesign
  • Exceptional communication skills with a forward-thinking approach
  • Ability to make decisions, use initiative in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous intimate apparel experience would be advantageous

If you would like the chance to make a valued contribution to a growing intimate apparel business with globally recognised brands, then we would love to hear from you. Apply on-line now.