Homewares Buyer and Product Developer | Melbourne


We are seeking an experienced Homewares Buyer and Product Developer to join us for a period of 12 months. This role will be offered on a Maternity Leave contract. Based at our Melbourne Head Office and reporting to the Creative Director and General Manager, you will be passionate about retail and design, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

The scope of this role is constantly evolving so you will need to be someone comfortable with change.

Main responsibilities:

–  Full product life cycle management, category management and buying for all homewares categories – 

Art, Bath, Bed Linen, Cushions, Rugs, Objects, Table & Kitchen, Home Scent, Books & Accessories.

–  Work closely and cohesively with Merchandise Planner to manage the Homewares business, category manage in line with OTB, sales budgets, first GM% & GM $ targets 

–  Manage and nurture a large supply base, both locally and internationally based

–  Product development from creative concept, to development , product QA, packaging onto delivered goods for all Jardan branded collections 

–  Product development of Jardan maker collaborations and exclusive developments

–  Negotiate terms and cost pricing with all suppliers to achieve target FM GM% targets 

–  Roll out seasonal collections for Spring/Summer, Autumn/Winter seasons and key gifting periods in the Jardan calendar

–  Set creative direction – colour palettes, moods board etc for above seasonal collections, with creative director 

–  Trend & brand forecasting, referencing local and OS sources, including local & international trade fairs

–  Manage and develop Junior Buyer 

–  Work closely with Merch Planner to review sales, on a weekly, monthly and seasonal basis.

–  Work closely with Visual Merchandising & Marketing teams on season launches, photoshoots, VM roll outs etc 

–  Create sales/retail team product training collateral for new ranges & seasonal collections 

–  Oversee all purchasing, purchase order management & OS freight forwarder bookings, with Junior Buyer 

–  Work closely with Jardan internal warehouse and despatch team

–  Work closely with on line store team to maximise sales and homewares offer

Do you have?

–  7+ years’ experience in a similar buying & product development role

–  Experience in developing similar Homeware’s products 

–  Experienced in Adobe Creative Suite 

–  A passion for retail and design

–  The ability to drive the business forward  

–  A detail orientated personality

–  A team player attitude and a willingness to support the whole team

If you believe you are the right fit for our family then please apply now. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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