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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 5:46 PM

Job Description:/h3:
The purpose of the Associate Buyer is to develop business strategies and seasonal assortment plans to maximize the development of the brand, sales and profits for one department or assigned area. The role will collaborate with the Buyer to identify product opportunities, merchandising, ordering, communication and other day to day department maintenance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsbile for weekly sales information and contributes to strategy shifts based on trends
Stays current and well:informed on trends in the market place through competitive research
Partner with inventory Planner and Buyer to strategize in:season pricing actions including markdowns, promotions and order placement and modifications
Maintains constant awareness of expected product arrival times by using available reports such as the UPS Freight Log, the weekly PO Status report, and being in contact with our suppliers
Stays current with all purchase order notes related to delivery dates or changes to the purchase order.
Responsible for strong vendors relationships in order to develop products that align with the brands seasonal strategies, negotiate best pricing to hit margin target and ensure quality standards and delivery timing are met
Manage sample requests to ensure samples arrive with sufficient time to be approved and ordered prior to seasonal deadlines
Create monthly catalog plans with the Buyer that ensure the season strategies are represented, products are accurately depicted and sales volume is maximized
Collaborate with the e:commerce team to maximize sales by identifying merchandising opportunities that drive conversion and improve user experience
Ensure successful and timely product launches through creation and maintenance of in:store marketing information as well as sample submission for photography for online launches
Maintain open communication with the field team to respond quickly to customer service issues
Partner with QC team and vendors to ensure quality standards are met and our return rate is on target
Responsible for SKU set up and maintenance including maintaining accurate costs and retails and managing promotional activity
Travels as needed to trade shows domestically and internationally

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

Education and Formal Training
o Bachelors degree preferred.

Reasoning Ability
o Ability to determine and shift priorities quickly.
o Ability to carry out detailed tasks and projects with minimal direction or supervision.
o Ability to take initiative to complete tasks and solve problems.
o Creative and analytical skills.

Communication Skills
o Excellent oral and written communication skills.
o Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build positive working relationships.

Work Environment
o Work is generally performed within an office environment, which includes the use of standard office equipment.
o More than 30 hours a week is spent sitting in front of a computer.

Experience and Skills
o 2 years of buying experience preferred.
o Excellent skills in Retail Math, Word and Excel.
o Previous retail store experience is a plus.
o Demonstrates high degree of flexibility and initiative.
o Highly organized with the ability to multitask.
o Professional appearance and demeanor

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Company Description:/h3:
At Z Gallerie we pride ourselves in providing an inspiring and motivating working environment. We believe our associates have a positive impact and play a crucial role in building our brand. We recognize that our most valuable asset is our employees. We are always looking for energetic and talented individuals to be part of our growing team.
Z Gallerie takes pride in its people and its products and is committed to providing equal opportunity employment.

Source: https://www.tiptopjob.com/jobs/71322208_job.asp?source=backpage


• Location: East Bay

• Post ID: 80023483 eastbay
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