Associate Buyer
in Canton, MA at DXL GROUP

Date Posted: 8/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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 omni channel buys and assortments
  • Support managing the omni channel businesses
  • 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.


  • 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