HELP US BUILD FUTURE TALENT FOR AUSTRALIAN RETAIL
Australia has long suffered from a talent shortage crisis when it comes to buyers and merchandise planners, with retailers having to rely on skills from overseas. The scale of the problem can’t be underestimated given that the Australian fashion industry generates more than $27 billion annually.
With new roles emerging in the sector in areas like social media and styling, the demand for home-grown merchandising skills is only accelerating.
AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION
Our I WANT TO BE A FASHION BUYER program is a win-win for all:
It gives retailers across Australia the chance to nurture the next generation of young talent in a fast-growing industry, as well as the chance to support high-performers in your own team.
It gives graduates with an aptitude for business management, finance and commerce a chance to get their first break into the super competitive world of fashion buying and merchandise planning.
I WANT TO BE A FASHION BUYER
The Fashion Buying & Merchandise Planning ULTIMATE program is an intensive six-month online masterclass training course.
Along with formal learning, our first-of-its-kind program also offers on-the-job-learning by matching graduates with high-profile fashion retailers for one day a week over the program’s duration, so they learn vital real-world-skills.
We also train junior employees from retail organisations to become best-in-class trainee buyers and planners. With decades of experience in the field, we understand retailers have enough on their plates without having to take on employee training in this vital field.
The program explores all aspects of the merchandise product cycle:
Month 1: Introduction to Retail Buying
Month 2: Strategy & Planning
Month 3: Trends & Product Development
Month 4: Sales Performance & Pricing
Month 5: Sourcing & Negotiation
Month 6: Career Development & Personal Brand
I WANT TO BE A FASHION BUYER is brought to you by Numensa, a leader in retail buying and planning consultancy, training and courses. With a sister company in the UK, we hold a global perspective of the retail world.
Over the past decade, we’ve worked with the merchandise teams of most of the major retailers in Australia, so we know a thing or two about this space!
I WANT TO BE A FASHION BUYER IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH THESE RETAIL intern PARTNERS:
“What I really loved about this program was the formal learning covering all aspects of the merchandise product management cycle, along with the on-the-job training. This program will help elevate Australian retail to world-class standards.”
“Buyers and planners cannot exist without each other. It’s like a marriage. This program will help the Sussan Group recruit and nurture young talent, and fill our critical skills gaps in this area.”
Applications for both students and intern partners are currently open. Student numbers are limited by the number of intern places available!