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Posted: Tue Feb 06 2024

Associate Buyer

New York, NY
Per Hour

Direct Hire

Iconic Sustainable Home Company is looking for an Associate Buyer to be a part of their community and continue to grow the success of their home and table top businesses.  The Associate Buyer must have the ability to achieve goals and work in a fast paced environment  This position is responsible for building assortments and driving key business strategies for categories in partnership with the DMM.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Understand and uphold the companylifestyle and culture.
  2. Keep abreast of current industry trends.
  3. Build and manage assortment within the OTB.
  4. Run weekly sales reports and analyze product performance highlighting key business opportunities, presenting data in a compelling manner.
  5. Understand seasonality and the life cycle of products being sold.
  6. Recommend mark-downs, re-orders and returns to vendors.
  7. Build cross-functional team relationships (planning, marketing, visual, store, ecommerce, etc).
  8. Train cross-functional teams on product assortment.
  9. Respond to storeline requests in a timely manner.
  10. Develop, mentor, and coach the merchandise assistant.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Relevant buying experience i preferred.
  3. Strong negotiating skills regarding vendor cost terms and delivery dates.
  4. Passion for the product and mission.
  5. Analytical-thinker, good communicator, and ability to understand the dynamic retail climate and trends.
  6. Excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills—verbal, written, time management, project skills.
  7. Strong planning skills with a sense of priority and attention to detail within a revenue driven atmosphere.
  8. Must be flexible, highly-motivated and a forward-thinker.
  9. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and G-Suite.
  10. Working knowledge of Shopify a plus.
  11. Ability to work some weekends for trade shows and events.
  12. Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and be flexible in working on multiple projects simultaneously.
Salary $70,000-$80,000
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