Associate, Buyer

Work Location US-CA-Vernon

Specific Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing seasonal merchandising strategies and prioritize tasks to support market strategy.
  • Communicate departmental seasonal strategies to design and cross functional merchandising team to ensure they support long term departmental goals.
  • Rank styles based on historical and current product performance and identify redundancies in the product assortment.
  • Partner with planning team to develop balanced investment and inventory strategies
  • Make recommendations for in season strategy changes as needed and communicate to cross functional team on a timely basis
  • Purchase order management - Ability to reconcile and report out receipts on a monthly basis and demonstrate financial responsibility for success of business
  • Assist in executing business strategies, including product development, promotional strategies, and product presentation.
  • Partner with Visual Team in order to execute product presentation that reflects overall business goals
  • Work closely with other buyers in the team in order to ensure a seamless cross-channel experience for the customer.
  • Create and maintain complete and accurate details for all styles, record all changes communicated by brand production team and/or merchant team.
  • Work close with allocators in order to maintain an pre-distro purchase orders
  • Formulate short-term tactical plans that are cost effective, efficient, and realistic

Skills and Requirements


  • Ability to travel up to 3 weeks at a time, 3-4 times a year


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-2 years already at an Associate level with an expertise managing a volume of 50 mil and above within a Large Apparel retail chain.
  • Possess a working knowledge of financial measurements
  • Possess strong listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate the organizational ability to facilitate multi-tasking in a fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge and/or ability to use prompt order management system


Computer Skills

  • Knowledge and/or ability to use prompt order management system


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