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Associate Buyer, Women's Shoes

  • Location
  • TORONTO, ON, Canada
  • Job Opened
  • May 19, 2023
  • Job Number
  • 230001UF
  • Remote
  • Hybrid
  • Banner
  • The Bay
  • Team
  • Merch
  • Job Type
  • Full-Time


Day in the Life: 

The Associate Buyer is responsible for achieving sales and profit objectives for a specific merchandise category or categories. They will build a customer-centric assortment for an assigned merchandise area driving omni sales, profit and turnover objectives. This responsibility includes the development and successful implementation of buying strategies, merchandise programs and marketing plans.

This role will actively support our DE&I framework by identifying opportunities to increase and promote diversity in our teams, products and brands. They will lead with inclusion to nurture our OneTeam culture by removing barriers for our Associates and communities.

What You Will Do: 

  • Build assortments targeted to the The Bay’s customer while meeting our omni strategy to deliver differentiation and exclusivity in the market
  • Develop and execute seasonal buying strategies in partnership with the Buyer and Planning team to achieve target budgets, margins and sell through
  • Understand competitive landscape and market trends to identify business opportunities
  • Lead vendor negotiations within assigned businesses meeting all financial expectations 
  • Present at monthly business reviews communicating financial results against P&L expectations.
  • Provide postseason learnings from Planning & Inventory analyses 
  • Complete accurate forecasts evaluating financial components based on current trend, knowledge of future events and trends which will impact the business
  • Ensure timely delivery of merchandise, initiate cancellations, or negotiate discounts on late deliveries
  • Establish key partnerships with Merchandise Planning, Stores, Marketing, Ecommerce, In-Store Marketing and Vendors to influence and drive effective performance and omni growth 

What You Will Need:

  • Must have 3-5 years of experience in merchandise buying or planning, supporting both the creative and financial aspects of merchandising
  • University or College degree in Fashion Merchandising, Business, or related field preferred
  • Excellent financial acumen including a thorough understanding of financial metrics (including sales, gross profit etc.) to identify key buying and sales trends
  • Gets things done by engaging in high-level teamwork and flexing your interpersonal skills 
  • A respected and proven thought leader with a quantifiable track record of success in delivering     results within a large complex organization
  • A natural problem-solver, who is also intuitively analytical and creative

What You Can Expect:

  • A People-first culture where One Team spirit and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are celebrated and promoted at every step of the way
  • An opportunity to work with highly supportive teams to help you build the career you want and leave your Stripe at The Bay
  • A competitive benefits package including unlimited paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, parental leave top up coverages, retirement savings and more
  • A ways of Working Program that enables you to work where you are most effective
  • A living Well Program that provides a variety of offerings and resources to enhance your physical, mental, and financial wellness, including corporate gym membership rates.
  • An amazing associate discount of up to 40% off top brands

About The Bay:

As Canada’s oldest startup, The Bay is a digital-first, purpose-led retailer. Our mission is to help Canadians live their best style of life.

The Bay is on a high-growth trajectory to become one of the largest digital retail businesses in Canada through and its Marketplace. If you are looking to join an iconic brand, create impactful change and be recognized for your work, we want you to join our team.

At The Bay, smart, high-performing team members will challenge you to learn and grow every day. We value ambitious work and great ideas grounded in data and insights. We are looking for talented people who love a fast-paced environment, embrace change and are looking to make an impact with groundbreaking ideas.

We are a digital-first company and brand for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to reach our potential.  Come and join a winning team that supports collaboration and demonstrates innovation, energy, creativity and vision every day.


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The Bay welcomes all applicants for this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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The Bay provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Bay welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.