Associate Buyer
in Canton, MA at DXL GROUP

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    555 Turnpike Street
    Canton, MA
  • Job Type:
    Retail, Sales
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Associate Buyer

General Summary: The Associate Buyer is responsible for executing the steps required to translate the merchandise direction into product sourcing, development, delivery and inventory management that meet financial targets.

* Strategizing, analyzing, and resolving inventory issues and problems related to vendor performance
* Initiating and reviewing marketing research, industry trends and customer expectations to support the preparation of seasonal marketing briefs
* Providing support for Merchandise Style-Out Presentations, and assisting in communication with Marketing to coordinate promotions and related support material
* Providing analysis of sales, sell through, turns, and gross margin on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and seasonal basis.
* Researching, reacting to and monitoring trends in the market as they impact the department
* Coordinating channel buys and assortments
* Support managing the Direct Business
* Support in the development and management of Global Sourcing Initiatives and assortments
* Support the Buyer in the management and success of the EZ -- Custom and Full Measure MTM Business through vendor and cross team partnership.
* Communicating with vendor community; sending weekly selling, working with vendors during market season,
* Travel with Buyer seasonally to vendor meetings in New York City to view assortment lines,
* Communicate and execute operational business with vendors.
* Analyze weekly, seasonally, and yearly sales information and present to senior management.
* Work with Global Sourcing Department on development of private label merchandise,
* Own portion of business overseen by Buyer.
* Responsible for the activity, training and development of the Assistant Buyer
* Collaborate with peers and subordinates to ensure consistency of info, share Best Practices and develop system knowledge
* Comply to and promote our Core Values and Mission Statement

* Bachelor's degree in an applicable field
* Minimum 3 years experience in a specialty retail environment
* Strong understanding of merchandising procedures and retail accounting
* Previous experience in Assistant merchandising and Allocation roles required

* Good sense of fashion direction
* Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point required; knowledge of centralized merchandising systems required
* Must be highly organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
* Strong written and verbal communication skills required