Senior Apparel Buyer

Toronto Office - JDSF, 1625 Flint Road, North York, Ontario, Canada ● Vancouver Office - JDSF Retail, 6 - 941 East Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Req #110
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Department: Merchandising
Location: Vancouver, BC
Workplace Type: Hybrid 
Job Type: Full-time, permanent 

JD Sports is a sports-fashion retail company with the incentive to inspire the emerging generation of globally minded consumers through a connection to the universal culture of sport, music and fashion. Established in 1981, the JD Group is a leading global omnichannel retailer of Sports, Fashion, and Outdoor brands. With our retail stores expanding and evolving all throughout Canada, The Group is continuously finding and developing talent that adds to the inclusive and diverse work culture. JD continuously and successfully sets the global standard for retail experience best through the unique delivery of the world’s most authentic brands to the market. Our commitment to showcasing brands in a premium environment and stores remain a key part of the JD strategy.

Our merchandising team is looking for a Senior Apparel Buyer to join our quickly growing and developing team at Livestock! We pride ourselves on our excellent products, so your main responsibilities will include managing stock levels by selecting new products and reviewing the old, and identifying suitable suppliers/ manufactures. Most importantly, you will ensure that all of our stores are stocked with the perfect items for our customers.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Works cross-functionally with Planner, Allocator and Visual Merchandiser to set assortment, implement strategy, manage open to buy and place re-orders.
  • Assortment selection, flow, life cycle and distribution across multiple channels and locations.
  • Create, implement, and report on seasonal merchandising strategy.
  • Works with marketing to create a product marketing plan that drives traffic and generates excitement.
  • Understands how to balance the needs of the consumer, the brand, and the company.
  • Actively searches for new brands and products that will protect the company’s top tier position within the marketplace.
  • In partnership with the Planner, manages sell-through, markdowns, and exit channels for all product within the portfolio.
  • Analyse and report on weekly, monthly, and seasonal performance.
  • Meets or exceeds sales, margin, and inventory targets.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge needed:

  • 4+ years of experience as a Buyer or Merchant in a multi-brand retailer.
  • 2+ years of experience in retail sales.
  • Experience opening new stores is preferred.
  • Experience and passion for working in women’s fashion, footwear and sportswear is required.
  • Exceptional communication skills: oral, visual, written.
  • Experience using excel, including pivot tables.
  • Must be a team player and look to work collaboratively.
  • You solicit feedback from peers, management, and consumers.
  • Must be organized and detail oriented


  • Flexible work environment – Includes hybrid work
  • Benefits - Includes medical, dental, optical
  • Paid time off – Includes vacation, sick days, and holidays
  • Store discount – Includes staff discount, family & friends discount
  • Kitchen/ lunchroom area – Our in-house kitchen area includes communal snacks, hot stove, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, and coffee machine
  • Travel perks – Includes exclusive hotel deals in major cities (Vancouver, Toronto, NYC, Los Angeles)

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Toronto Office - JDSF, 1625 Flint Road, North York, Ontario, Canada
  • Vancouver Office - JDSF Retail, 6 - 941 East Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada