Assistant Buyer

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide operational and administrative support to the Buyer
  • Support the Buyer with development of the merchandisestrategy and assist with product selection
  • Ensure timely delivery of merchandise through consistentcommunication with the vendors, distribution center, and buying team
  • Manage timely entry and maintenance of purchase orders andassists Buyer with writing orders
  • Complete business recaps with direction from the Buyer
  • Participate in markdown and allocation strategies
  • Understand the competition and customer by market
  • Prepare information for line reviews
  • Suggest ideas for new vendors each season
  • Communicate to stores using the appropriate communicationchannels
  • Contribute to positive morale in the department andorganization




  • Bachelor's degree in business or fashion related discipline
  • Two or more years of buying or merchandising experience in a multi-vendor or luxury brandenvironment
  • Strong analytical ability and retail math acumen
  • Keen fashion sense and trend forecasting ability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task andmaintain attention to detail

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