Buying Assistant

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Luisiana Cruz

Job Description:

Own entry into system, occasionally brands will send product to warehouse and it will get stuck, so they will have to troubleshoot (what happened, etc and that will require communication). 
•Important: Accuracy with data entry, great attention to detail. Communication skills – with team, brands, warehouse. Need someone who has good verbal and written communication skills. 
•Want competency with Microsoft office, specifically in Word and Excel. Someone with experience with retail operations,that would be ideal. Less of a ramp in understanding how business operates. 
•Potential for FTE conversion or extension, but not guaranteed. 
•College grad would be great. 

services to be performed 
East Dane is seeking a Merchant Assistant to support the Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories Teams. This position will primarily support the buying team as well as partner with our receiving teams and vendors to ensure optimal results. The right candidate will also assist in identifying and implementing process improvements. The Merchant Assistant must become familiar with all the buying processes and the software supporting them. 

Key Responsibilities 
Set up new vendors 
Enter, manage and organize all Purchase Orders 
Process reorders, JIRA issues, receiving issues, RTV’s 
Generate multiple reports for the buying team 
Maintain vendor relationships and terms by responding quickly and accurately to both internal (company) and external (vendor) questions and requests for information. Research problems. 
Assist in identifying process inefficiencies and making recommendations for process improvements in a timely manner. 
Assist in other miscellaneous processes and procedures 

required skills 
2+ years of relevant work experience 
High school diploma or equivalent 
Excel experience 

preferred skills 
Strong internal customer focus and attention to detail 
Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills 
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment 
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines 
General interest in the business of fashion 
A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations