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Assistant Buyer, Women's Online

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Assistant Buyer, Women’s Online Start Date: ASAP Contract Length: 10 Months (until 2/1/2018) Location: San Francisco, CA Pay Rate: $30/hour ** A FORTUNE 500 FASHION COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR AN ASSISTANT BUYER FOR THEIR WOMEN’S ONLINE TEAM ** SUMMARY: The Assistant Buyer develops, executes, and communicates merchandise assortment plans, financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives of the department. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Collaborate with buyers and cross-channel partners to develop and communicate a comprehensive strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities by division/department and class • Represent division and present a point of view in business and milestone meetings including financial results, forecasts and strategies • Create pre-season sales, gross margin and inventory plans by division and department that support product strategies • Own open-to-buy forecasts and present financial forecast and supporting action plans in open-to-buy / monthly forecast meetings • Manage and communicate markdown and promotional recommendations and strategies • Develop/decide the product assortment, merchandise point of view, shop strategies, key item positioning, and promotional plans; ensuring that the collection is compelling, commercially viable and supports overall business objectives • Leads management of the website to create a compelling product experience on the site, to include inspirational merchandise presentation, simple and intuitive category navigation, and clear and accurate product details • Builds strong partnerships with other members of the cross-functional team and brand counterparts • Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best-practices and develop systems knowledge REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s degree • 1-2 years of merchandising or inventory management experience preferred • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities • Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines • Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills • Demonstrates logical analysis and problem solving skills • Able to interpret current business results to identify key learnings and develop future strategies • Possesses a clear understanding of financial measurements including: sales, gross margin, inventory productivity measures, etc. and how to impact them • Advanced Excel skills • Strong understanding of retail math (req 6745843)

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