Assistant Buyer

Insight Global
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted 26 days ago
Full timeRetail

The Assistant Buyer is highly analytical and performs the technical and mechanical aspects of the buying role and completes functions that contribute to the Buying Team’s ability to achieve sales, gross margin, and inventory turnover goals for assigned categories of merchandise while learning the long-range business strategy within the area of responsibility. The Assistant Buyer works closely with the buying and merchandising support teams in the execution of product selection, assortment planning, vendor communication, inventory productivity management, and marketing of specific lines/categories to significantly improve profitability.

Day to Day:

  • Assists buyer with developing reports to analyze sales and stock position in order to identify business opportunities.
  • Responsible for reordering product, determining order quantities and frequency.
  • Plan for short-term business objectives: develop assortments, plan promotions, monthly and weekly communication documents.
  • Maintains accurate and updated records of assortment recaps and on order.
  • Reviews regularly with buyer and planner.
  • Works with buyer to ensure signing is in place to support sales needs.
  • Develops collaborative vendor relationships. Works with vendors to obtain necessary details for item setup and PO entry. Tracks order and vendor shipping
  • information to ensure on time delivery and problem solves for delivery issues. Fields new vendor inquiries.
  • Extensive store communication and partnership. Field phone calls regarding
  • product assortment, pricing and marketing inquiries in order to drive additional sales opportunities.

Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years’ experience as an Assistant Buyer or related capacity
  • Excel: pivot tables, vlookups, macros
  • Experience in the assortment development and distribution a plus.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a highly team orientated environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, organize and prioritize workload, and complete
  • work with a sense of urgency, accuracy, and follow-up

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