Director, Store Purchasing

Brand: Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services
Category: Store Operations
Corporate, Fort Myers, FL

Employment Type: Full Time Regular


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 with construction and design teams to ensure design intent is met and materials are delivered on time to support construction schedule.
  • 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


Store Operations Jobs in Corporate at Chico's

In a Store Operations role, you can grow your career in a variety of ways at Chico's FAS, Inc. Because we have three brands and hundreds of boutiques across the U.S. and Canada, we are able to leverage talent across the enterprise and throughout North America.

From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, Chico's has corporate Jobs in Corporate for talented professionals to join our team of retail associates who share our commitment to excellence.

Store Operations Jobs in Corporate at Chico's can include:

Assistant Manager, Store Operations - Team members in this store operations job are responsible for store projects, coordinating resource materials and effective operational support for Boutiques & Field Leaders.

With hundreds of boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as an online presence for each of our brands, it takes sophisticated technology, resources and infrastructure to ensure the continued success of our businesses. Apply online today for Store Operations Jobs in Corporate at Chico's.

At Chico's, there is no such thing as a typical career path, and we encourage everyone in a Store Operations role to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist. Apply online today for Store Operations Jobs in Corporate at Chico's.

About Chico's
For 30 years, we've helped millions of women look as great as they feel. Our chic prints, artisan jackets, and wrinkle-free Travelers collection have built quite a following at our stores, but we hear it's our combination of great style, one-of-a-kind details, and warm, personal service that has captured the hearts of women nationwide.

How do we do it? It's all about you. Honestly. Every time we pick up a pencil to sketch a new design, we think about you: where you're going, what you're doing, what will flatter your body and make you feel fabulous.

Even as Chico's has grown, our values—beautiful apparel, exceptional service and deep appreciation for our customers—still remain at the heart of who we are today.
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