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