Assistant Buyer - Warrendale, PA
- 800 Commonwealth Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086, USA
- Department: Merchandising
- Regular/Temporary: Regular
The Assistant Buyer will support the Buyers in all product selection, price negotiation and purchasing decisions of the Merchandising Department. Manage formal communication i.e. purchase orders and changes thereon to vendor community.
Process all purchase orders, including coding and communicating the information to vendors.
Work with vendors and buyers to support negotiation of PO terms including cost.
Update PO system for retail changes, cost changes and extension dates.
Intermediary between buyers and vendors on issues including cancellation of orders.
Maintain and update Open-to-buy/recap sheets daily, weekly and monthly.
Communicate with Distribution Center on problems related to order shipping issues.
Analyze reports and make recommendation for merchandise re-orders.
Review all reports to update Buyers and GMM.
Order price tickets to be sent to appropriate vendor.
Answer vendor inquiries.
Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising or related field
One+ year experience in assistant buying
Buying internship required
Prior retail experience preferred
High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills
Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers and cross-functional teams
Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to foster a positive and motivating work environment, encouraging feedback and innovation
Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines
Ability to adapt well to change in direction and priority in a fast- paced and deadline-oriented environment
- Competitive Benefits Package
- Flex Time
- Over 3 Weeks PTO After 1 Year
- Casual Dress Code
- Merchandise Discount
- Great Work Culture