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Assistant Buyer

Massachusetts - Canton 02/14/2020 Apply NowApply Later

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Assistant Buyer is responsible for daily operational management and administrative functions of specific merchandise departments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Merchandising Support

  • Ensure timely delivery of the merchandise through consistent communication and follow-up with the Vendor, Distribution Center and Merchant Team.
  • Preparation for pre-market analysis and Style-Out Meetings.
  • Communicate related product information to affected departments; such as Direct Merchandising, Global Sourcing and Marketing.
  • Prepare product samples for merchandising reviews and maintain sample rooms.
  • Participate in vendor communication and presentations with Associate Buyer and/or Buyer.
  • Work closely with Vendor Community to create and manage Purchase Orders.
  • Prepare weekly reporting to recap overall business and review this information with the Buyer weekly to have an understanding of Best/ Worst Sellers in season and react accordingly; actively participate in meetings with management.
  • Review company sales performance daily to be able to strategize the best way to impact current business trend.
  • Communicate with Vendor Community weekly in regards to sales performance.
  • Manage the On Order of purchase orders and status of all future deliveries to control inventory flow and the balance of stock.
  • Manage and set up direct to store/customer vendors
  • Prepare selling recap for weekly, monthly and seasonal time frames.
  • Create product assortments and knowledge collateral.
  • Manage the Merchandise Assortments to ensure all information is accurate at all times.
  • Partner with the Direct Merchandising team to ensure all styles are managed for our Direct to Consumer Business.
  • Responsible for writing and executing merchandise buys.
  • Manage the daily operations of the merchandise buying office; work independently and prioritize daily job responsibilities.
  • Partner with Merchandise Managers/Buyers in competitive shopping, internet research, retail price analysis and gathering market intelligence.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience in a retail environment is a plus

SKILLS:

  • Good sense of fashion direction
  • Should possess ability to manage multiple projects
  • Should possess strong organizational, written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point required.
  • Team player
  • Detail-oriented
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