Associate Buyer

Huntington Beach California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description
SUMMARY:
The Associate Buyer will be responsible for managing specific categories under the supervision and leadership of the buyer.  This position will be based in Huntington Beach and will report to a Buyer.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Accessories, Women’s Footwear and Billabong Girls
Creating assortment plans to meet seasonal sales and margin targets
OTB and Inventory Management
Establish vendor and category contribution plans
Evaluate selling and reporting weekly/monthly to leadership
Order creation and entry
SKU Maintenance
Manage transfer and markdown files for designated categories
Work cross functionally with planning, allocation, visual merchandising, marketing, and store teams
Work with Buyer on career development and growth plan
Additional tasks as needed
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION:
Proficient in Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
Strong Retail Math skills
Ability to analyze and generate accurate sales, turn, and margin reports
Detail oriented and organized
Ability to work cross functionally in a fast-paced environment – flexible as day to day may change
Strong time management skills with a sense of urgency
Trend forecasting and Industry knowledge
Ability to learn internal business systems
Strong verbal and communication skills
 
 PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
3+ years as an Assistant Buyer
Successfully managed a category in previous experience – “at once” businesses a plus
Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher