Director, Store Purchasing

Chicos   •  

Fort Myers, FL

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


11 - 15 years

Posted 160 days ago

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This position is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of procurement for new, remodeled, and refreshed stores programs for approximately 1,500 stores; including the oversight and accountability of an approximate budget of $10M dollars.

This role is accountable for the management of all inventory/fixed assets procured and ensuring the depletion of the same mitigating any obsolete write-offs across all brands.

Accountable for planning and estimating for rollouts and new program implementation. This position works cross functionally with varies areas including field organization.


  • Provides strategic leadership, operational plans and processes for the purchasing team and ensuring that the annual real estate plan and key initiatives are successfully managed and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Accountable for establishing cost reduction strategies on an annual basis to target 10% savings annually.
  • Develops purchasing procedures and specifications in conjunction withconstruction and design teams to ensure design intent is met and materials are delivered on time to supportconstructionschedule.
  • Oversees the development of vendor production schedules and manage all work to cost, quality and schedule.
  • Defines performance measures and the use of metrics and processes to set goals, measure progress and improve productivity.
  • Across all categories, is responsible for defining and managing all vendor KPI's and SLA's.
  • Responsible for all vendor relationships and management, contract negotiation, inventory management, new fixture development, sourcing new materials and finishes, and cost savings initiatives.
  • Travels to construction sites and to vendor facilities as required. Travel to prospective vendors as part of due diligence and vendor performance management.
  • Serves as a role model, coach and mentor for the business, dedicated to cross- functional teamwork.
  • Values individuality and the diverse talents of their team. Leads the team by communicating expectations, providing guidance, delivering feedback, and empowering the team to be their best.


  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field required
  • 10+ years' work experience in a similar capacity (purchasing, construction, materials management) with a national apparel retailer
  • Proven successful leadership experience in a related position
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Successful experience in the interaction with company Executives
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Excellent computer skills including current industry software