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Buyer, Assistant Manager

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Large Entertainment and Consumer Products brand in Pasadena is seeking as Assistant Manager for their Softlines Team with buying experience. The Assistant Manager will support the E-Commerce Merchandise team with buying in support of their new website launch. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Develops and executes against broader Softlines strategy with direct report(s) 
  • Selects and constructs a balanced range from licensing that compliments the vertical assortment 
  • Partners with planning to meet MMU and revenue goals 
  • Places PO’s to deliver the required stock turn and tight inventory control, liaising with Sourcing on delivery logistics and timing and inform of re-buys and cancellations 
  • Maintains a strong understanding of sales and trends, through review of analysis with Planning, Site Analytics and comp shops. 
  • Establishes relationships with relevant licensees to deliver appropriate curated assortments as needed to supplement vertical assortment for top stores/online. 
  • Curates vertical and licensed product to drive sales and audience expansion 
  • Partners with Marketing to build brand awareness for key licensee partners 
  • Cultivates strong relationship with Site Ops, Site Analytics, Site Merchandising, Marketing and Creative, communicating regularly and providing updates to the rest of the Ecom Merchandising team 
  • Actively leads and manages the training and development of all direct reports ensuring regular objectives are set, reviewed and feedback is given. 
  • Broad background in buying and/or product development within an Omni-channel retail environment 


Qualifications: 

  • Proven experience in managing direct reports and building effective cross functional relationships 
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills (persuasion & influencing) 
  • Ability to think innovatively and strategically 
  • Ability to build assortments that meet brand and financial requirements 
  • 4-5 years of experience as a Buyer

Required Education:  BA/BS 

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