Cosmos Sport SA, member of JD Sports Fashion Plc, founded in September of 1982. First store opened in Heraklion-Crete and since then the network expanded 80 further physical stores in Greece & Cyprus, 6 retail brands (JD Sports, Cosmos Sport, Sneaker10, Sports Factory, Slamdunk, Rundome) 9 on-line shops and thousands of happy customers in Greece and Cyprus. Cosmos Sport is a constantly growing omnichannel company with a strong passion for sportswear, street style and limited items. Our team consists of 1300+ highly skilled, self-motivated young people, who love sports and have a passion for innovation! We are proud that Cosmossport.gr is now the No1 on-line store in the industry also selling abroad, having been awarded for 7 consecutive years as the best online sports shop in the country in e-volution Awards. We are excited being a preferred partner for global brands like Nike, Adidas, Reebok in the SEE.
We are looking for a talented & passionate Buyer for the Commercial Department, based in our offices in Agia Paraskevi. The main Purposes of the role are to execute tactical buying within given thresholds following close cooperation with Merchandising team, to build a commercial and trend-led product range and deliver sales and profit targets through a cohesive product strategy. The role will act as the Buyer for the JD Sports brand In Greece.
JD Sports Fashion Plc was established in 1981 with a single store in the North West of England and since then it is the leading Multi-Channel retailer of sports fashion and outdoor brands in the UK and Europe. The Group has over 2400 stores across a number of retail fascias and is proud of the fact that it always provides its customers with the latest products from the very best brands. Find out more: Homepage | JD SportsFashion (jdplc.com)
- Attending all appointments, with involvement in selection and editing of product
- Attending all product launches throughout the year as specified
- Analysis and review of previous weeks sales with the merchandising department to propose and drive actions for the week ahead
- Being constantly aware of new brands and opportunities to diversify and drive department/category sales
- Budget preparation and planning within internal teams and external brands
- Working independently in a creative and trend led environment
- Managing budgets and OTB on in seasons and forward budgets
- Present ranges for sign off with Senior Buyer
- Preparation and presentation of performance in trade meetings
- Measure and take actions against sell through on orderbook, while focus on maximizing sell outs on full price
- Act as company’s ambassador, in all appointments with suppliers
- Attend all trade shows
- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, or Information Technology-Master’s degree preferably in marketing or MBA will be considered as a plus
- Up to two (2) years of experience as Buyer (Merchandising or Sales), while Marketing experience is appreciated, including Sports, Fashion or FMCG
- Prior knowledge of wholesale or retail is preferred
- Strong interpersonal skills (e.g. communication, negotiation, relationship management)
- High degree of commercial and business acumen
- Ability to effectively collaborate within a cross-functional team
- Strong presentation and communication skills, written and verbal
- Solution oriented and open minded to new ways of working
- Ability to operate well in a fast-paced environment with high level of ambiguity.
- Fluent in English both written and orally is a must. Skills and abilities in other language are a plus
- Strong Computer skills incl. Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
- Passion for Sports & Fashion
- Competitive compensation package
- Health & Life Insurance Program
- Laptop, mobile phone
- Career development opportunities & education programs
- Flexibility to work remotely up to 2 days / week
- Onsite gym, as well as health & wellness programs to keep you active
- One day off, part of our "parents’ day off" program
- Flexitime for working parents: Open Work from Home Anytime- Anywhere you need
- Generous employee discount in all our brands (Cosmos Sport, Sneaker10, Slamdunk, Sportsfactory, Rundome)
- Extras, discounts, and perks - Being a valued member of Cosmos Sport team mean a lot to us! We offer a variety of 100+ cool extras!
At Cosmos Sport, we are committed to providing a great place to work for all of our people, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientations, genders, or disability.