Head of Assortment
- Are you always looking for that next brand that none of your friends found yet?
- Can you spot an authentic brand with passion?
- Are you passionate about fashion trends, with your finger on the pulse of youth culture, but even more so sneakers and streetwear?
- Do you tick the box as an experienced buyer, who knows how to connect and build long term relations?
- Are you the one to build an outstanding brand portfolio and product assortment?
If your answer was yes to all the above, you might be the one!
SNS is looking for a Head of Assortment. The position is temporary (about 1 year) to cover a maternity leave. You will ideally be located at our headquarters in Stockholm, or New York and report to the Head of Buying.
In this position you work closely with the buying department, the marketing team as well as the Creative Director and function as the gate keeper of SNS Image. Your role will be the link in between to make sure our product portfolio is in line with our brand expression and our creative vision.
One of the key priorities will be to give clear trend direction on assortment to the buying team and feed into the Brand Marketing Calendar to ensure the departments are closely linked with each other and highlights the right products.
You will also follow trends and movements closely, initiate and maintain relationships with relevant brands and collaborators, feed into collaborations, as well as setting and following up on relevant KPIs to track the success, and continuously negotiate the terms with pinpointed brands.
What you need?
We believe you have a bachelor’s degree within Fashion Business or similar, and at least 4 years’ experience from positions in Brand Building and Relationship Building. You also have at least 7 years’ experience of buying external brands, preferably in both e-com and 'brick and mortar' retail.
You love Fashion, Street Wear and Sneakers. You value the heritage, but always keep an eye out for what is next.
You also need to be fluent in English. Experience in MS Office with advanced level of MS Excel as a prerequisite.
If you also are well experienced in creating presentations through PPT, Keynote or PDF, and are familiar with purchase, PIM and inventory IT systems you are definitely a fit!
As a person you are analytical with a detailed sense of brand expression and tonality. A true team player with high integrity. You communicate very well and clearly both in visual and written contexts.
It is also key that you have the ability to work successfully across different markets and cultures. Oh, and by the way there will be business trips from time to time, why you need to be able to fit that into your life schedule.
We are looking forward to your application!
SNS is a brand founded in 1999 out of the love and curiosity for the culture and life around Sneakers, Fashion, Art, Music and Basketball. Today SNS works through 4 main pillars:
At SNS we love creativity. We want to add. We want to take part and contribute. We love new things and we love traditions. We always encourage equality in all fields. Work hard - play hard. Follow your heart. Give back. We honor heritage and embrace the future. And we always wear sneakers.