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Associate Buyer

Job title: Associate Buyer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 408969
Contact name: Nora Gillern
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client is a wellknown multi-brand high contemporary retailer that is seeking a new
Associate Buyer to support the companies merchandising strategy, open-to-buy process, business analysis, purchasing, allocation, the flow of goods, team relationships, and communication.

The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to self-motivate & drive initiative while having a deep understanding of our brand and customer.

What You’ll Do:

-Develop a merchandising strategy, including product selection, to maximize sales, margin, and profitability targets for pillar and emerging brands

- Curate edited assortment reflective in orders and review/finalize with Buyer/DMM

- Collaborate with Buyer and present to DMM on order reviews and overall dept strategies

- Fiscal responsibility for financial targets, active participation in OTB and ensuring Sales, Turn, Margin and Inventory levels are achieving Plan

- Vendor negotiations with manager guidance (vendor terms, exclusivity arrangements and distribution)

- Communicate business analysis with supporting information to Buyer/DMM, working across departments to create consistency

- Develops and executes business strategies and enlists cross functional support and partnership

- Manage seasonal and annual financial plans for business category

Who You Are:

- Bachelor’s degree in business or fashion related discipline

-Experience working in a multi-brand retailer 

– Minimum 3 years buying or editorial experience with existing relationships within the market

- Proven track record of success and ability to drive a business with proven ability to create product assortments to meet customer needs

- Strong business and financial analysis skills, and strong retail math acumen

- Keen fashion sense and trend forecasting ability

- Demonstrated managerial and leadership abilities

- Willingness to travel domestically and internationally when required 

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