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  • Sr. Buying Manager

    Job Location US-CA-Beverly Hills
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/6/2020 5:18 PM)
    Job ID
    2685
    Company
    Hustler Hollywood - Corporate
    Type
    New
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
  • Job Description

    HUSTLER Hollywood is seeking an experienced Sr. Buying Manager who has critical and foundational buying experience learned in retail stores. The successful candidate will manage the division's group of buyers who select merchandise for order, place orders, and are involved in inventory distribution.

     

    Our goal at HUSTLER Hollywood is to erase the shame –  we believe that there shouldn’t be any discomfort or embarrassment when openly discussing sexuality, an affinity for a particular unconventional sex act, or when visiting a boutique that sells sex toys. HUSTLER Hollywood is a space intended to promote sexual freedom and positivity. We have a vision for a world in which people feel liberated to engage in dialog about their sexual preferences and are able to access tools that can help them fulfill their fantasies. We aim to provide products, information, events, and education that supports this endeavor and empowers people of all bodies, sexualities, ages, and kinks to realize their desires.

     

    We are seeking talented, passionate individuals who share our belief that all people have the right to receive education, knowledge, and resources that enable them to embrace their sexuality and explore the full spectrum of pleasure. As an employee of HUSTLER Hollywood, your primary responsibility is to foster an atmosphere where individuals of all walks of life feel welcomed to come and speak freely about sexuality. If you’re a sex-positive, open-minded person dedicated to elevating customer experience and education, join our mission to erase the shame.

     

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Buying Manager is also responsible for their own categories alongside the management of the buying group. This person will:

    • Work with buyers to review previous orders and determine which inventory should be replenished.
    • Research new trends or advances in product lines to make appropriate buying decisions
    • Ensure project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets
    • Manage merchandising operations, develop and execute merchandising plans that will deliver volume and profit goals.
    • Utilize customer insights, consumer trends, buying patterns, sales and inventory metrics, forecasting, and competitive landscape to partner across functions like finance, buying, and marketing to develop effective plans.
    • Identify new suppliers and products that reflect consumer preferences and drive sales.
    • Train and coach merchandising staff to ensure that the product assortment reflects branding, seasonal, and customer demand
    • Develop and oversee a buying calendar. Ensure the buying team is meeting all deadlines as it relates to seasonal floor sets.
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

     

    Larry Flynt, the creator of the HUSTLER empire, has been a champion of breaking down boundaries and an advocate for freedom of sexuality, expression, and human rights since launching HUSTLER magazine in 1974 and winning a high-profile Supreme Court case in 1988 that defended free speech. In 1998, he launched the first HUSTLER Hollywood store, bringing that same spirit to a physical retail location. Since opening the flagship store on the Sunset Strip, HUSTLER Hollywood has expanded to 28 locations across the country, with plans to double this number by 2021.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Excellent leadership skills and ability/experience leading a group of buyers
    • An understanding of the accessories landscape and all the subcategories and trends within
    • Ideal candidate has spent time in a high volume/sku intensive, fast-paced environment
    • Show sensitivity to calendar, budgets and an eye for the next “new” item
    • Demonstrate honed retail math/analytical skills for assortment planning, inventory stock control, gross margin, expense reports, and an ability to project a realistic business growth plan
    • Employ excellent communication skills for written and verbal and display a comfort level for presentations to teams

     

    Requirements

    • MUST HAVE 5-7 years’ experience in Retail (as an individual contributor)
    • 1 - 3 years supervisory buying experience is required
    • Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes
    • Bachelors Degree in related field

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    • Adult content environment
    • Fast paced/high performing work environment

     

    This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

     

     

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