Assistant Buyer

February 4, 2021

Reporting to the Head Buyer, the Assistant Buyer is responsible for providing support to the buying team in managing and executing all buying functions to maximize the effectiveness of the department and achieve the sales, profits and market share objectives of the company. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who takes ownership and initiative with a strong sense of style and appreciation for fashion.

  • Responsibilities
    • Assist Buyers during day-to-day functions.
    • Perform data entry, manage purchase orders and review order confirmations (including retail pricing, mark up, delivery windows, terms).
    • Evaluate brand performance and make recommendations to optimize sales.
    • Build and maintain strong vendor and cross-functional relationships through timely communication and follow-up on inventory needs.
    • Work cross-functionally with the Creative/marketing team, Accounting, Visual Merchandising, Retail and Private Client teams to drive business.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the buying lifecycle and business implications by translating day-to-day information into actionable business directives.
    • Create subcategory maps for in season and post season tracking.
    • Build buying team templates during market.
    • Prior to market, create dashboards for overall category performances and create/run reports to help buyers make their selections.
    • Fill out new vendor forms with all necessary information.
    • Continually assess the market to forecast, identify and react to trends.
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