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Unit Leader Buying Outerwear (m/f/d)

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Date: 24-Dec-2020

Location: Düsseldorf, DE

Company: C & A

Whether you're at home or at work, you are a perfectionist. We approach the design and implementation of our collections in the same way. Thanks to your effective and accurate work as well as your close collaboration mainly with the designer teams, you will actively contribute to develop the best ranges within cost.


Your responsibilities at C&A

  • Be the central commercial leader of our outerwear product area, delivering a customer relevant offer in line with the business unit and company strategy
  • Anticipate and act upon customer needs, lead the translation of relevant insights into the collection and ensure the appropriate compliance with the operational calendar and process (End to End)
  • Assess past performance, risks and opportunities and visit stores/markets regularly to gain customer insights and reaction to the collection
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to direct reports, ensuring both business and personal objectives are met
  • Ensure smooth cooperation and collaboration with the cross functional team - Product Managers, Design Managers, Technical Managers - in adherence to the defined processes and timelines
  • You report directly to the Director of Buying for our ladies division (DOB)


At C&A you can look forward to

  • An exciting job in an international and inspirational working environment
  • You will receive an in-depth induction into your new role
  • A positive working atmosphere with an open feedback culture 
  • You will enjoy attractive discounts, a discount on a public transport travel pass and the option to work from home

What we expect from you

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with min. 8 years of experience in retail buying and several years in apparel retail (fashion/lifestyle)
  • You have at least 5 years experience leading a team in an international environment
  • A reative and dynamic attitude with a strong taste level and high trend awareness
  • You are a strong communicator and have good problem solving skills
  • You strive for success and outcome, you take ownership within cross functional teams and you are a true team player

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