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Assistant Buyer

Job title: Assistant Buyer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Brooklyn
Discipline:
Remote: No
Reference: 421565
Contact name: Nora Gillern
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Role Overview:
Our client  is an e-commerce platform transforming the way people discover and shop for designer fashion. Through its innovative mix of commerce and content, Allowing women to shop for what’s new and what’s next in designer fashion from the world’s leading emerging designers and luxury brands. Today, With more than 1,000 brands and designers across fashion, fine jewelry and home, ships to 125 countries.
Assistant Buyer Overview:
Our client is seeking an Assistant Buyer who is responsible for assisting the Buyer and Apparel Merchandise Team in the development and execution of merchandise assortment and buying plans and achieving the sales & profit targets based on the seasonal business plan. This role is based in New York City, with 1 day a week in office located in Brooklyn.

Assistant Buyer Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Monitor sales performance, purchase, stock level, delivery status and merchandise allocation of assigned product categories
  • Assist the buyer in planning and executing the buying process including analyzing and managing inventory, OTB and vendor relationships
  • Monitor and regulate the flow of merchandise for the healthy and effective stock level throughout each season to achieve sales targets and GP requirements and store efficiencies
  • Prepare reports (daily, weekly, monthly) to update each collection and analyze seasonal merchandise performance
  • Support buying office and work cross departmentally with marketing and photo studios on the launch of seasonal brand trunkshows
  • Market research support and competitor analysis
  • Liaise with merchandise planning to provide insights for forecasting
  • Attend seasonal market and support the buyer with procuring new brands and building the product selection
  • Assist with seasonal buy, trend and strategy presentations
  • Support the buyer in managing and guiding the department’s merchandise assistant, nurturing their development and training
  • Perform other duties assigned                           Assistant Buyer Key Qualifications:
  • 1-2 years’ experience in the Assistant Buyer role, preferably in the luxury sector
  • Keen sense of fashion, the market and strong industry relationships
  • Strong understanding of Merchandising financials, retail math and the ability to manage profitability
  • Proficient in Word and Excel Must be detailed oriented and able to multitask Excellent organizational, presentation and communication skill
  • Ability to act as liaison between many departments within the company Flexible, nimble, able to maneuver in a fast-paced & high-growth environment 
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