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Buying Assistant I

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Our client seeks a Buying Assistant to support the Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories Teams. This position will primarily support the buying team as well as partner with our receiving teams and vendors to ensure optimal results. The right candidate will also assist in identifying and implementing process improvements. Assistant must become familiar with all the buying processes and the software supporting them.


This individual will manage the day to day clerical responsibilities of the buying office (order entry, PO tracking, etc), bringing the following skills:
•Accuracy with data entry, great attention to detail. 

•Communication skills – with team, brands, warehouse.

•Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•Competency with Microsoft office, specifically in Word and Excel. Someone with experience with retail operations,that would be ideal. Less of a ramp in understanding how business operates.

Key Responsibilities
Set up new vendors
Enter, manage and organize all Purchase Orders
Process reorders, JIRA issues, receiving issues, RTV’s
Generate multiple reports for the buying team
Maintain vendor relationships and terms by responding quickly and accurately to both internal (company) and external (vendor) questions and requests for information. Research problems.
Assist in identifying process inefficiencies and making recommendations for process improvements in a timely manner.
Assist in other miscellaneous processes and procedures

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