Ecommerce Buyer

Job description


The house of KARL LAGERFELD shares the iconic vision and design aesthetic of its founder, Karl Lagerfeld, fused with a contemporary, forward-looking spirit. The brand celebrates his colossal legacy and breathes his passion, intuition and inexhaustible creativity into the core of its DNA.

The signature KARL LAGERFELD aesthetic combines Parisian classics with a rock-chic attitude and tailored silhouettes. Its portfolio of accessible, aspirational collections includes ready-to-wear for women, men and kids, plus bags and small leather goods. Additional collections include watches, eyewear, footwear, perfumes, candles and fashion jewelry.

Driven by consumer engagement, KARL LAGERFELD’s immersive retail experience includes more than 200 monobrand stores worldwide, with key locations in Paris, London, Munich, Moscow, New York, Dubai and Shanghai. The brand further connects with consumers through a premium wholesale distribution network in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The global flagship store on KARL.COM reaches 96 countries.


The Ecommerce Buyer will provide support to the retail buying manager and will look after the seasonal product assortment & buy for, covering multiple product categories - in house designs & licensed. The ecommerce buyer needs to manage the store seasonal OTB to ensure the optimal buy is reached. Strong communication with all internal departments and a great eye for product are essential attributes for the role.



  • Responsible for the seasonal buy for; Works with the retail buying manager and product teams to ensure suitable product developments for the ecommerce channel.
  • Maintenance of seasonal OTB and re-orders for
  • Preparation and participation in weekly trade meetings and hindsight meetings to inform buys.
  • Participation in product & buy sign off reviews
  • Identify key opportunities and tactical plans to deliver on the growth targets.
  • Develops strong relationships with Retail, Ecom & Marketing to maximize and drives sales.
  • Manages markdown selections along-side the retail buying manager in key promotional periods.
  • Works closely with allocation to maximize assortments and stock management
  • Critical path management; adhere to set deadlines, including timely feed in of commercial information, cross functionally and the monitoring of deliveries
  • Undertakes administrative duties to support the buying function
  • Keeping up to date with competitor activity and constantly reviewing the product strategy
  • Aid in establishing best practices and building processes appropriate for a fast-growing business
  • Drive, execute and monitor site merchandising strategies across all product categories to deliver a clear visual strategy on site.


  • Bachelor degree in business or fashion.
  • 2-4 years experience in a similar role.
  • Previous buying experience at buyer level.
  • Ability to react to changing demands of the market place.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all areas of the business.
  • Organized with strong analytical skills.
  • Awareness of trends, brands and competitors
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel user.
  • Pro-active team player.
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal).
  • Working for an international and fast/growing company;
  • A professional and ambitious team;
  • Long term career opportunities;
  • Beautiful offices along the Amsterdam canals.


  • Working for an international and fast/growing company;
  • A professional and ambitious team;
  • Long term career opportunities;
  • Beautiful offices along the Amsterdam canals.

Please note that if your application is successful we will contact you within three weeks.