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Buying Assistant

We are currently seeking a Buying Assistant who will be responsible for providing analytical, project, and administrative support to the men's and women's buying teams. The role requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to meet deadlines, and creative problem-solving skills.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform data entry to include creating new items; entering, updating, and canceling purchase orders
  • Act as liaison between vendors and buyers to ensure timely delivery of goods, and accurate delivery dates
  • Troubleshoot issues, trace shipments, and follow up on undelivered goods, RAs, and short-shipped purchase orders
  • Initiate re-orders and maintaining buyer’s delivery log
  • Maintain and update product records and execution of markdowns
  • Prepare and analyze merchandising reports, and provide suggestions
  • Monitor accuracy of web product information
  • Assist with providing merchandising and promotional recommendations for ecommerce and store teams
  • Prepare inbound product reports for ecommerce team
  • Analyze sales on a weekly, monthly, and seasonal basis; identify opportunities for sales growth and business right-sizing
  • Participate in merchandising discussions to develop greater understanding of how specific actions impact overall department results
  • Develop an understanding of the needs, wants and expectations of the customer
     

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to juggle and complete priorities with ease and sense of urgency
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Strong proficiency in MS software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and other standard office equipment for recording, storing, analyzing, retrieving, and presenting information

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Apparels and Textiles, or similar preferred
  • Previous retail or fashion experience
  • Experienced in using Shopify and Lightspeed platforms
  • 1+ years of merchandising / buying, retail, or office experience equivalent
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