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Associate Buyer

New York, NY 10001

Post Date: 07/20/2018 Job ID: 98541 Job Category: Buying

Job Title: Associate Buyer

Location: New York, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Write all orders for areas of responsibility
  • Assist the Buyer with the development of merchandise assortments, sales, and inventory plans for assigned merchandise departments
  • Analyze sales reporting on a weekly basis, proactively reacting to optimize sales and minimize risks
  • Determine assortment needs for each market and make recommendations based on specific business trends.
  • Manage inventory levels between stores and divisions, via transfers, allocations, and/or consolidations
  • Use reporting to develop an in depth understanding of product performance and customer base, develop action plans by category.
  • Communicate regularly with stores on product feedback and missed opportunities
  • Prepare detailed weekly, monthly, and seasonal sales analyses based on history, current trends and market forecasts.
  • Work closely with planning on vendor and department level plans/projections
  • Work closely with stores and respond to their specific requests
  • Establish positive business relationships with vendors
  • Partner with Buyer on reviewing sales and inventory targets by door and classification plans to meet financial goals.
  • Remain informed of fashion/trends and apply knowledge to assortment and promotional plans.

Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years’ experience in buying/merchandising, preferably in RTW
  • Very strong retail math, oral, and communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of the RTW market within advanced contemporary/luxury retail
  • Foreign language is a plus

Salary: $70-80K depending on experience


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