Assistant Buyer

John Varvatos
New York, NY, USA
Posted 9 hours ago
$60,000 — $65,000 / year
Full time

The John Varvatos Team:

The heartbeat of any brand is its people. The John Varvatos culture is full of passion, creativity, and rock n roll! With many opportunities for growth and career development, we are a company that has ambitious plans for growth, and each individual plays a vital role in achieving our goals. We recognize each individual's contributions and treat each other with dignity, respect, and fairness.

THE ROLE

The Assistant Buyer will work closely with the Buying & Merchandising team to support the purchasing process, ensuring that our collections reflect the overall John Varvatos vision, meet customer demands, and align with market trends. The role requires a keen eye for menswear, analytical skills, and exceptional attention to detail. The Assistant Buyer will assist in all aspects of the buying process, from vendor communication and product selection to inventory management and sales analysis.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

  • Collaborate with the Buying & Merchandising team to curate a diverse and compelling assortment of luxury menswear products, ensuring alignment with brand aesthetics and seasonal trends.
  • Market Research and Trend Analysis: Stay abreast of industry trends, competitor activities, and customer preferences to identify emerging opportunities and inform purchasing decisions.
  • Inventory Management: Monitor inventory levels, track sales performance, and analyze sell-through data to identify slow-moving items and opportunities for replenishment or markdowns.
  • Support the development of seasonal assortment plans, including product assortment, and inventory distribution across retail locations and online channels.
  • Generate and manage purchase orders, coordinate with internal stakeholders and vendors to confirm order details, track shipments, and resolve any issues related to delivery or quality.
  • Compile sales reports, analyze key performance indicators (KPIs), and provide actionable insights to optimize assortment, pricing, and merchandising strategies.
  • Collaborate with various departments including Planning, Marketing, Production, Design, and Visual Merchandising to ensure alignment on product launches, promotions, and overall brand objectives.
  • Serve as liaison between stores and corporate office by providing assistance and training information to retail partners
  • Create and maintain seasonal assortment books and product knowledge for retail teams

WHAT SKILLS DO I NEED?

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and draw actionable conclusions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders and external vendors
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to troubleshoot and work well under pressure
  • In-depth knowledge of menswear fashion trends, fabrics, and production processes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and other relevant software applications.

EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Previous experience in buying, merchandising, or retail, preferably in the luxury menswear segment

Pay Range in NYC, NY:

Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location

Base Salary:

$60,000 - $65,000

Benefits:

Your career matters to us and we will do what it takes to help you on your journey in life. You’ll be challenging yourself and your leadership. The opportunities will be there, and you’ll be working within an environment that rewards hard work and innovation. Internal promotion is the norm, not the exception and you’ll be supported in your ambition to reach the next step of your career. In addition to this, we offer a competitive pay and benefits package that includes an amazing employee clothing allotment and discount. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we very much look forward to working with you.

Physical Demands:

In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to allow differently abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.

● Must be able to see, hear, speak, and write clearly to communicate with employees and/or other customers.

● Manual dexterity is required.

● Limited activity, no lifting, limited walking.

Work Environment:

In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to allow differently abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.

● The office is clean, orderly, properly lighted, and ventilated. Noise levels are considered low to moderate.

John Varvatos CCPA Pre-Collection Notice for Job Applications:

We collect personal information (PI) from you in connection with your application for employment with JV Asset Hold Co. LLC, including the following categories of PI: identifiers, personal records, professional or employment information, and inferences drawn from your PI. We collect your PI for our purposes, including performing services and operations related to your potential employment. For additional details or if you have questions, contact us at peopleandculture@johnvarvatos.com.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee(s) assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee(s) assigned to this job. JV Asset Hold Co. LLC reserves the right at any time, with or without notice, to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign, or transfer job positions or assign additional job responsibilities within your general skill set or capabilities. JV Asset Hold Co. LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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