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The Buying Assistant program prepares you for your first position as an Assistant Buyer. As a BA, you will support the daily operational functions within your designated buying area(s); support the buying team in managing the overall merchandise flow. You will also learn to develop key cross functional relationships with both the market and internal partners: distribution center, design, and production. The BA is also responsible for partnering with the Assistant Buyers on all necessary tasks.

  • Attend Open to Buy, Styleouts, Design Flow and Finalization meetings
  • Manage and organize all sample tracking and follow up with sample requests for styleouts
  • Run reports to check receipts and communicate late deliveries to assistants buyers and the production team
  • Track overseas deliveries and follow up on all vendor ticket inquiries and Check Net inquiries
  • Take digital photographs of all items on order and in development meetings update with revised samples
  • Maintain product information and fabric swatches of items on order
  • Build relationships with current vendor base as well as update new vendor list
  • Set up new vendors and send them routing guides and pre-ticketing information
  • Enter, manage and organize all Purchase Orders
  • Maintain and run end of month, season and year reports on a monthly basis
  • Run selling reports and distribute to key vendors weekly
  • Manage markdown changes and schedules and distribute to all stores
  • Complete catalog cross reference spreadsheet

  • Qualifications
  • Must exhibit strong communication, time management skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize projects and handle multiple tasks
  • Must demonstrate creative thinking
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships and communicate effectively with internal and external partners
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Bachelors Degree in Fashion, Business or a related field required
  • Retail experience preferred
  • Education
    A Bachelors degree in a related field is preferred.
    Location Philadelphia, PA

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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