Assortment & Buying Director



Assortment & Buying Director

CHIMI is actively seeking an experienced Assortment and Buying Director. In this role you will lead the way for CHIMI to become a leading global Eyewear brand. You are ultimately responsible of both the assortment and buying functions which includes design, product development, planning and production. You will lead the product team that includes all these functions and will report to the CEO and will be part of the management team.

Your responsibilities will involve developing and implementing innovative strategies to take CHIMI’s assortment to the next level. For the right person this role is a fantastic opportunity to radically develop and improve our capability to design, develop, plan a buy the assortment. We have great opportunities to increase process efficiency, the timeline, operational excellence, and customer satisfaction. You will play a pivotal role in CHIMI's expansion, managing and executing our assortment strategy.

In this position, you will collaborate closely with our Creative Director and Business Controller as well as our Marketing team and sales channels. The role is based at CHIMI’s headquarters in central Stockholm, with a preference for in-office work to foster teamwork and a cohesive work culture.


  • Lead the product team and build a top-class organization to reach our goals in a flourishing environment that makes people perform at their best and develop further.
  • Set and drive the overall assortment and buying strategy which includes the full process from design, product development, planning to production.
  • Secure that our assortment and products are in line with the brand ambition and works towards maximal sales, profitability, and customer satisfaction.
  • Overall responsible for the range plan, price strategy and the gross margin.
  • Secure that our planning and production set up is supporting our short- and long-term goals.
  • Hands-on development of the long-term sustainability plan within production, focusing on sustainable materials and sustainable production processes.


  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience from leading positions with responsibility for assortment/buying
  • Experience and proven track-record in leading design and product development.
  • Demonstrated history of owning the full assortment / category responsibility including range plan, price strategy, buying and margin budget.
  • Deep understanding for and knowledge about production.
  • Experience from having worked in fashion/beauty/lifestyle, but ideally also some experience of accessories or even eyewear.
  • University degree within business or similar within fashion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Qualities we value:

Positive and Inspirational Leadership: Possesses a positive, can-do attitude that inspires not only the team but everyone in the surrounding work environment.

Strategic and Business minded: Ability to set and drive hands-on strategies that are deeply connected to doing good business.

Organized and structured: Great in organizing and structuring helping the team through the creative process towards clear deliverables.

Sense for fashion: Understands fashion and trends and are a confident leader of our product team.

Motivated and Results-Driven: Highly motivated and results-oriented, embodying the ambition of a forward-thinking business executive.

Adaptable and Thrives in a Fast-Paced Environment: Thrives in a high-paced environment, tackling diverse challenges with enthusiasm and adaptability.

Brand Ambassador and Team player: A true CHIMI ambassador who not only loves the brand but also embodies our culture and values.


Interested? Apply with your CV no later than 2024-06-05. All questions regarding the process or the role goes through responsible recruiter Mikael Schmidt at Fand ( or Julia Ternhem (

About CHIMI:

Established in 2016 by Daniel Djurdjevic (CEO) and Charlie Lindström (CD), CHIMI has swiftly transformed from a Swedish eyewear start-up to a global scale-up. As a premier fashion brand, CHIMI offers a diverse range of products, including sunglasses and fashion accessories. With accelerated growth and ambitious plans for global expansion, we are currently seeking a seasoned Assortment & Buying professional to join our team.