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Associate Buyer

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Associate Buyer

Fortune 500 fashion brand is looking for an Associate Buyer that will assist in the development, execution and communication of merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the financial objectives of the brands online division.

• Manage the financial success of brand's online division by meeting sales, gross margin and inventory productivity goals for a portion of the Baby division
• Participate in formulation of pre-season strategy with manager and cross-channel partners
• Partner with manager and cross-functional partners in creating pre-season financial sales and inventory plans by department, classes and/or styles
• Review, recap and share out actual sales performance weekly/monthly
• Manage day in day out promotions based on sales and inventory turns at the style level
• Partner with manager to analyze historical data and current product trends to identify risks/opportunities and develop action plans to achieve financial goals
• Partner with manager and cross-functional partners to influence pricing and styles/categories for all marketed events
• Review all marketing and creative to ensure cross-channel pricing execution
• Collaborate with manager and cross-functional partners to share relevant market and channel information specific to your division
• Work with the OIS/MC’s to recommend and build sorts and review site pricing and hierarchy
• Re-forecast sales and manage inventory for all basics styles to meet financial goals
• Partner with manager and cross-channel partners in managing basics markdowns and exit strategies
• Able to build and maintain productive relationships with buyers and cross-channel partners
• Provide manager with timely feedback on personal developmental and training needs
• Actively participate in company sponsored training programs

Qualifications:
• Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
• Demonstrates logical analysis and problem solving skills
• Possesses an ability to understand financial measurements and how to impact them
• Demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills
• Able to build and maintain productive relationships
• Technology proficiency, including the ability or aptitude to learn technical applications
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
• Must be able to operate a computer

Duration : 1 year

Top Three Skills needed to perform this job

1. Demonstrates logical analysis and problem solving skills preferably in the corporate retail or financial industry
2. Possesses an ability to understand financial measurements and how to impact them
3. Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines

Type of background

Corporate Retail experience in Inventory Management, Planning, Company Planning, or Merchandising. Online experience preferred.

Software skills: Proficient in Excel and abilities to learn new applications.

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