Thursday, November 13, 2014


 At The North Face, we push the boundaries of innovation with our product design and development of premier apparel, equipment and footwear to enable and inspire athletes and enthusiasts to Never Stop Exploring. We remain deeply proud to be the first choice of the world's most accomplished climbers, mountaineers, extreme skiers, snowboarders, endurance runners, and explorers. If you have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy a fast-paced environment, this is the place for you!

As a member of the Retail Team, the Assistant Retail Buyer will be assisting the Retail Buyer in planning, purchasing, communicating, and controlling merchandising and marketing for the assigned area in support of the Company positioning statements and consumer-focused branding strategy to maximize sales and profits and increasing market share for the retail stores.


Years of Related Professional Experience: 1-3.
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Retail Administration, Merchandising, Business, or other related field and/or related experience preferred.

Merchandising skills preferred
Trend Analysis and problem solving skills are required
Strong team building skills
Strong organization skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment
Strong time management skills with a sense of urgency
Key Responsibilities 1. Maintains and monitors purchase orders including item set up and keying in addition to daily contact with the distribution center to determine current receipts, rush delivery to stores, resolve any problem receipts, arranging for timely delivery returns to original source in cases of incorrect receipts.
2. Track sales; analyze reports, discusses information with the buyer in timely fashion and makes basic re-order recommendations.
3. Assists the Buyer by preparing recommendations for next season’s assortments based on analysis of selling history and coming seasons sales plans.
4. Monitor basic stock inventory and sales within stores; maintain model stock levels within the stores;project future receipts and sales of basic stock.
5. Responds pro-actively to poor sellers and advises store management teams as appropriate. Manages markdown process and communicates variances to Buyer
 6. Communicates findings to the Buyer, Store Operations team members, GMM, and VP of Retail.
7. Sets goals for department based on plan and anticipated sell through
8. Learns how to determine mark up and price changes on products
9. Review and analyze current sales trends and compare and contrast the data against sales history including reviewing sales by department and reviewing sales by style.
10. Works with the Buyer and the Visual team on store communications.

Posted By: Audrey Donaldson

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