Assist the Buyer in managing existing product assortment and assortment growth. Associate Buyers are responsible for the financial goals and results for the categories they manage with their buyer. Work in tandem with the Demand Management Analyst and Merchandise Operations Analyst to make decisions for the business.
Responsibilities: Assist in product and Supplier qualification and acquisition. Support Buyer in product development to create an overall cohesive selection. Assist in price negotiations. Identify needs for core purchasing opportunities. Responsible for executing incoming offers to ensure quality and selection meet the goals of the store. Work cross functionally to forecast demand and replenishment needs. Purchase order placement for re-orders and new items. Conduct competitive shopping and compare pricing. Responsible for creative approval and final information that flows to the website. Accountable for analyzing returns and improving return rate as well as corrective actions.
Requirements: 2-3 years of buying retail/ecommerce merchandising experience. Possess solid written/ verbal communication skills. Organizational skills and computer proficiency. Be able to adapt to changes in job requirements, learning and applying new skills as needed to ensure the company's success. Must be very thorough, detail-oriented, and organized, with good communication skills. Must have excellent attention to detail, superior Excel skills, and knowledge of brands and trends in the industry. College degree preferred.