Kids Apparel Buyer/Planner

Location: Grapevine, TX

Department: RuffleButts, Inc.

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

We are looking to add a new position to our entrepreneurial team. Our ideal candidate will be a ‘hands-on’ leader and have the background and skill set to contribute to company growth in many ways, inclusive but not limited to: the planning and forecasting of all products, demand forecasting and management of product replenishment, assisting the design team in new product development, management of flash sale partners, and development of key accounts with regard to planning and forecasting. Experience implementing, managing and analyzing results in a wholesale business is critical to this role, along with a proven track record of growing an apparel business. This position reports directly to our CEO and has direct access to the rest of the C-Level leadership team.

Top Reasons to Work with Us:

  • We are experiencing growth every single year!
  • Your chance to make a huge impact on a small company. Put your talents to great use!
  • Great, tight-knit team environment. 

What you will be doing:

  • Lead the planning, demand forecasting, product recommendations, and execution of purchase orders for all brands under RuffleButts, Inc.
  • Work with the sales team on national and international key accounts as part of our customer-centric sales approach.
  • Manage the product development & planning for these key accounts inclusive of production fulfillment requirements and vendor compliance.
  • Fully plan, oversee and execute all inventory management, increasing revenues and decreasing costs. 
  • Partner with Sr. Leadership to develop ongoing business strategy and deliver based on that strategy.
  • Be entrepreneurial in daily business management and business development, demonstrating consistent initiative and performance.
  • Perform statistical analysis using historical data and current trends, recommending strategies to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Adeptly and expertly use your team and technology to maximize company reach, scope, sales and brand awareness.

What You Need for this Position:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in Apparel Buying, Merchandising, or Planning. Experience in eCommerce or children's a plus
  • The strong ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously without micro-management, making pro-active recommendations and meeting deadlines
  • History of relationship management, business development, proactive endeavors and a relentless desire to pursue brand & company growth
  • Experience with drop ship vendor setup and third-party marketplace a plus
  • Knowledge of merchandising, current marketplace, and key retailers in the children's apparel industry
  • Must be able to establish and maintain relationships, both internally and externally
  • The ability to motivate others and thrive in a past-faced environment

What's in it for You:

For the right candidate we are willing to offer a base compensation with bonuses, paid vacation / holidays, 401k, casual work environment and the potential for rapid growth / responsibility within our company. Competitive salary, dependent on experience, plus bonuses. 

Excited and Ready to Apply?!?

So, if you are a superstar with experience propelling companies forward, please APPLY TODAY by creating a single page cover letter explaining:

  • How you plan to impact RuffleButts with your experience and talents. 
  • How your past experience makes you a great fit for this position.
  • Salary requirements and any other factors on why you're the best candidate.
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