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BUYER ASSISTANT

Job Description

Position Summary: Primary responsibility is to learn all of the duties of a buyer while providing valuable support functions for the buyer.

Position Goal: Assist buyer in all functions other than going to market.

Re-ordering
•Analyze reports to identify positive and negative trends.
•Make recommendations regarding re-orders.

Buying (New)
•Shop competition and stay informed on current and future needs.
•Recommend what to buy from samples sent to home office.

Planning & Allocation
•Assist in developing store allocation strategies with planning and allocations department.
•Coordinate changes and updates with planning and allocation as directed by the buyer.
•Maintain diary of each season both good and bad.

Markdowns & Transfers
•Work with buyer on markdowns and transfers on a regular basis.

Liaison
•Communicate with vendors to follow-up on orders, returns, credit amounts, discounts and other related issues.
•Buyer - Stores
•Buyer- Warehouse
•Buyer - Marketing

Merchandise Presentation
•Help develop floor plan and display strategies with buyer.
•Work closely with marketing to assure proper event paper flow to meet deadlines.
•Visit stores on a regular basis, sometimes with department buyer, merchandiser or alone.
•Analyze selling reports and make recommendations to buyer regarding item groups, (co-or) for merchandising.

Bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising
- Self motivated and pro-active
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
- Demonstrated multi-tasking, organizational and time management skills
- Bilingual preferred (Korean or Mandarin) but not required
- Exceptional communication skills

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Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising
- Self motivated and pro-active
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
- Demonstrated multi-tasking, organizational and time management skills
- Bilingual preferred (Korean or Mandarin) but not required
- Exceptional communication skills

Job Snapshot

Post Date 7/10/2014
Location San Antonio, TX
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Retail
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Retail
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID US-2153
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