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Title: Urban Outfitters Senior Buyer – Women’s Shoes

Reports to:



The Senior Buyer is responsible for creating a compelling and timely Omni Channel product assortment that meets or exceeds the sales volume and profits for the footwear classifications

Job Skills:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the UO target customer and the ability to select the appropriate product/trend that will appeal to the customer and meet their expectations.
  • The ability to recognize a new fashion trend. Work with design to translate appropriate new ideas from blogs, street and aspirational sources.
  • The analytic ability to manage an Open-To-Buy (OTB). Exhibit retail math skills that allow the individual to achieve bottom line performance.
  • Exhibit a professional communication style (both verbal and written) as shown through strong presentation skills, excellent organizational skills and I high sense of urgency.
  • The ability to prioritize tasks in order to balance the immediate and long term needs of the business.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and the ability to learn new computer systems quickly and retain the information.


  • Analyze weekly and monthly sales, stock and on-order with the goal of optimizing sales and minimizing markdowns.
  • Recognize and react quickly to all trends, both major and minor, in the business, whether they be product related or store related.
  • Partner with the DMM and Creative teams, along with comprehensive analysis of the business, e.g., last year results, current trends, etc, to confirm buying and production direction is on target
  • Ensure that buying direction is on target based on partnering with Buyer and comprehensive analysis of the business, e.g., last year results, current trends, attribute selling, etc.
  • Analyze weekly and monthly sales, stock and on-order with the goal of optimizing sales and minimizing markdowns.
  • Manage the financial elements of the business, e.g., OTB, IMU, MD’s, etc. for assigned classes
  • Manage styleouts to achieve, to the greatest possible degree, that each item is a winner and that the assortment is properly balanced and invested by ensuring there is an appropriate balance of looks, silhouettes, fabrics, patterns, color, price points, etc., and that we are taking the correct inventory position with key items and fringe and/or new items.
  • Work efficiently with catalog team on product information and color, and manage catalog inventory based on previous history and current trends
  • Assist in selecting new product for e-commerce division from retail’s assortment. Suggest category extensions / web exclusives to further growth
  • Work with designers, Market, and Technical Design to manage the timeline on all product development
  • Attend all fittings to ensure that sizing is standardized throughout the assortment.
  • Manage vendor performance through effective negotiation and communication to maximize profitability, achieve financial objectives and ensure optimal supply chain operations
  • Ensure that all communication (listening and directing) is conducted appropriately with the stores.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with internal colleagues including: production, planning, creative, catalog, DC and retail teams.
  • Formulate and implement long-term and short-term strategies with leadership team to capitalize on fast-pacing categories, while exploring new product categories to go after.

Qualifications :

  • 10 + Years’ minimum buying experience required
  • Creative problem solving
  • True entrepreneurial risk mentality
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a business
  • Lead by example. Be positive, support company initiatives, mentor others, and be a part of the solutions
  • Be able to own, articulate and execute a clear vision
  • The ability to make the transition from strategic (conceptual and planning) to execution. Financial acumen and the ability to manipulate numbers are critical in achieving tactical objectives.

Education Requirement:

Bachelors Degree

Urban Outfitters, Inc. celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

We believe strongly in fostering a safe, fair and respectful work environment. To ensure compliance with our non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, we offer anti-harassment training to managers and employees.

Job Details:

Company: Urban Outfitters

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

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