Thursday, May 27, 2010

Assistant Buyer

A retail company in New York City is looking for an organized, detail oriented Assistant Buyer to join its team. This is an excellent resume-building opportunity for a highly motivated individual with some internship experience and a desire to work in fashion/retail. This is an entry-level role with potential for full time placement- the expectation is to prepare the incumbent for promote-ability into a buyer position.

Company Description Retail Company

Job Description Functioning as the operational extension of assigned buyer(s), the Assistant Buyer will be responsible for:

•Interacting with vendors to handle problem resolution and purchase products
•Managing the purchase order cycle and ensuring adherence to scheduled shipping windows
•Writing and tracking key orders from shipment to distribution
•Analyzing product performance- monitoring of regional merchandise reports, Open-to-Buy monitoring, stock analysis and other ad hoc analyses
•Effectively utilizing the merchandising systems and understand warehouse processes
•Data entry and project work

Required Skills •1+ years of experience in a similar role/ internship experience
•Solid math retail and data entry skills
•Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
•Solid analytical and PC skills, with an emphasis on spreadsheet and Excel skills
•Demonstrates product knowledge through sharing information with buyer as a result of competitive shopping
•Demonstrates understanding of the concept of liquidity
•Understands the concept of budgeting and release of packaway merchandise

Posted By Magie Fong

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