Jelmoli Is Hiring A Buyer - Women's Shoes In Switzerland

Want to work in the biggest premium department store in Switzerland? Jelmoli is hiring a Buyer, Women's Shoes with senior buying experience.
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Want to work in the biggest premium department store in Switzerland? Jelmoli is hiring a Buyer, Women's Shoes with senior buying experience.
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Jelmoli ­– The House of Brands. We convince our customers with high commitment and a lot of passion of our high-class products and our excellent services. With more than 35’000 m2 and a breath-taking selection of goods from more than 1000 famous brands, Jelmoli is the biggest premium department store in Switzerland. More than 1000 employees are creating a unique shopping atmosphere on 6 floors.

In spring 2016, Jelmoli will open the biggest shoe department in Switzerland – Therefore, we are looking for a:

Buyer Women Shoes, 100 %

Your tasks

  • In this challenging function (as a member of the management team) you are responsible for the complete initiation and realization of this key project
  • You analyse the market in Switzerland as well as abroad and in close collaboration with our executive committee, you create our new shoe portfolio according to the latest market trends
  • Your strong negotiation skills enable you to build long term relationships with our vendors and therefore continuously optimize the purchasing conditions
  • In addition, you ensure an impeccable store-management (margin, inventory turnover, stock) and you are in charge of the budget (topline, costs, margins and discounts)
  • You act as an interface among the buying department and our Floor Manager and will report directly to the executive committee

Your qualifications

  • For this challenging position we require a senior buying experience – particularly within the shoe segment and a deep know-how of the retail business
  • You rely on a very good international network within the shoe segment
  • Besides of this, you strongly identify with fashion and lifestyle
  • You have strong presentation skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English or French. Basic knowledge of German or Italian would be an asset.
  • We rely on your strong analytical skills and proven business economics know-how as well as your willingness to travel
  • Proactive, committed and with very good negotiation skills, you are able to take responsibility for establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our suppliers as well as your internal stakeholders

We offer:

  • The unique chance to accompany and lead this challenging project of establishing the biggest shoe department in Switzerland
  • Being a member of IGDS - the largest Association for premium department stores worldwide
  • An attractive workplace on the famous Zurich Bahnhofstrasse as well as competitive working conditions

We are looking forward to your online application via our website jelmoli.ch/de/jobs

Please call Eliane Strotz, HR Business Partner, for further information (+41 (0) 44 220 40 75)