JUNIOR RETAIL BUYER (Fixed-term Contract)

Guess Europe Sagl Bioggio Switzerland Fashion Buying and Merchandising
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Company Description

Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collection of contemporary apparel, denim, handbags, watches, eyewear, footwear and other related consumer products. For more information about the Company, please visit www.guess.com.

At Guess, we are committed to our people and to the world as a team working to be a sustainable global leader in the fashion industry. Through principled leadership, we embrace diversity and cultivate the strength, pride and passion for what we do. Everyone in guess is aware the fact that everyone contributes to progress and make company grow,

We are a big family united by great human values: belief, hope, destiny, trust and respect.

The role is designed for those people ready to take new challenges, being courageous trying new things and with the will to make an impact in the company and in their career.

If you are inspired to evaluate new amazing professional challenges, this is the opportunity right for you!



Reporting directly to the Retail Buying Director, the Retail Junior Buyer supports all the Buying activities of Guess Athleisure and Underwear Lines.

The Retail Junior Buyer is responsible for the buy balance and meeting the intake margin target.

He/she will also assist the developing product assortments by using market trend analysis information. He/she will monitor and manage sales and margins.



  • Keep updated on market knowledge of GUESS brand and its competitors
  • Immerse yourself in Fashion knowledge at designer level
  • Selection of product assortment for the Retail Stores
  • Buying Speed to market items to keep on top of trends

Range building

  • Ensure optimal choice for the customer in each store cluster based on lessons learned and predicted trends
  • Ensure that the offer is balanced across lines, by style, color, fabric etc. for optimal “outfit building” to aid product presentation in store as well as increase UPT (unit per transaction) potential
  • Determine ranking of all styles, predicted best sellers, NOS (never out of stock) and fashion “must haves” for correct quantification of the buy
  • Regular review of SKU sales performance to propose commitment adjustments, rebuys and cancellations. Regular monitoring of intake of stock. Weekly update communication to the team
  • Trial new concepts on a regular basis to improve the Brand


  • Weekly allocation meeting to give insight into direction of following assortment and to improve alternatives when product is no longer available
  • Feedback on sales trends in Retail (best & worst sellers) to Wholesale teams
  • Buy back into opportunities and manage risk
  • Approval of markdowns for sale periods



  • At least 1/2 years of experience in a similar role
  • Highly trend focused solid background and understanding of the product
  • Highly motivated, able to work independently, very flexible when priorities change, problem solving abilities, organized, detail oriented, able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Fashionable and Creative
  • Analytical and Inquisitive
  • Language skills: very good knowledge of English. Any other European language will be considered as a plus
  • Good knowledge of computer skills: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint are mandatories