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Associate New Business Manager/Buyer

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The Associate New Business Manager will be responsible for assisting with the launch of new brands within this company's Fashion Department. He/she will own the vendor setup process for all new brands, including (but not limited to) account and contract creation as well as vendor training on internal systems. This role will also involve the organization and execution of large scale vendor trainings held monthly (85+ attendees). Clear and professional communication--both written and verbal--are imperative to this role.

This team works with other vendor management teams to bring new brands onto the platform. The manager is looking for someone who can do heads down work and who can be a workhorse for the team. Someone who is just out of school with a Bachelor's degree who is hungry for fashion experience would be a good fit. The contractor will be setting up vendor contracts/accounts for brands that the team has already signed. They will work from a queue system to set up the vendors. They will get the contracts signed and then move on to the next one, in a very executional manner. They will also do vendor training where they will set up the meetings, order the food, etc. This part of the job is similar to an assistant type job. If the contractor has time, they may be asked to do audits/scrubs of the team's existing data. This contractor needs to be very organized and needs to be a clear communicator. The vendor trainings will have lots of attendees and this contractor will be responsible for setting them all up and sending invites, etc.
In addition, the Associate New Business Manager will help in the management of weekly and monthly reporting on the performance of newly-launched and recently-trained brands.

Previous experience at Nordstrom or Zulily in account work or buying is preferred.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required
Proficiency with Excel
Professional experience in negotiating with internal and external stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize appropriately
Negotiations, vendor and/or project management experience
Some travel required

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity with Microsoft Sharepoint
Ability to think and react in a high-energy, fast paced environment
Fashion industry experience

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