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Associate Vendor Manager

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Our client's fashion team is seeking creative, goal-oriented and highly entrepreneurial people to join our exciting team. We are focused on growing and developing a smart assortment of brands and providing easy access to fashion, within the best possible shopping experience for our customers. Our team is growing and if you are equally passionate about fashion, e-commerce and career growth, an opportunity with Fashion may be a great match!

The Designer Shoes team is looking for a driven, enthusiastic Associate Buyer/Associate Vendor Manager (AVM) to provide support to a buyer and/or buying team. The role is an excellent opportunity to learn the buying function and e-commerce business from an experienced team.

A successful candidate will have a natural affinity for project management, be motivated by a fast-paced environment, and will have an interest in working collaboratively with cross-functional teams. The successful candidate will also be intellectually curious, have a results-oriented approach, and be a great communicator, with a keen understanding of customer needs.

The AVM will leverage strong multi-tasking skills, with ownership over projects and initiatives. Within the first year, he/she will be given the opportunity to manage customer-facing detail page content, cultivate vendor relationships, execute against larger project initiatives, and drive process improvements for the entire team. An AVM who successfully executes his/her responsibilities will be given the opportunity to own a portion of the shoes business.
The candidate possesses 1-3 years of professional work experience with a track record of successful relationship management, strong analytical acumen, and experience generating and managing reporting and analysis. Great communication skills and strong database and computer skills will be essential to success.

Our team culture is both collaborative and self-motivated, with significant rewards given to team members who drive for improved processes, customer obsession, attention to detail, and big thinking. New ideas are welcomed and encouraged on the shoes team. Our environment requires someone who is able to multi-task, be flexible, detail-oriented, analytical, and comfortable working with multiple teams, vendors, partners, and management. Are you up for the challenge?
Basic Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree
- 1+ year of professional work experience
- Experience using Excel & other data to analyze and support business decisions
Preferred Qualifications
- Buying/Planning experience
- Fashion industry and/or online experience
- Exceptional analytical skills
- Strong database and computer skills
- Adept at learning new software programs and tools
- Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills

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