Assistant Buyer

Dolls Kill
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeRetail

Dolls Kill is a global fashion brand that empowers everyone to celebrate their individuality. We currently have over 10 million social media followers including some of the most influential personalities in music, art, pop culture and fashion. We’re also backed by strong consumer-focused investors who share in our vision of building one of the world’s next great consumer brands.

Our team is growing quickly and we are hiring across many functions. We are looking for team members who are equally passionate about what we do and excited about joining the Dolls Kill crew.

About Us

Named “The Fastest Growing Retailer in the US", we’re a fashion destination set on boldly empowering young women to celebrate their individuality. Our customers would rather give an enthusiastic "f you" then conform to the contrived styles of today's industry.. and they have fun doing it. We’re based in SF and backed by strong consumer focused venture investors.

About The Role

We’re looking for an Assistant Buyer to help manage our current assortment. This role will be responsible for assistant a Sr Buyer execute everyday and seasonal merchandising strategies. You will also play a part in finding and building relationships with vendors, negotiating product costs and terms, and identifying and recommending new products and trends.

As an Assistant Buyer you will partner closely with our inventory planning, marketing, and creative teams to create a world-class product assortment and shopping experience.

The ideal candidate will have experience as an Assistant Buyer and be familiar with the industry. Further, the ideal candidate should be able to balance the creative and analytical aspects of a fashion buyer role.

In this role you will be a critical member of the team and have an immediate and measurable impact on Dolls Kill's growth. Ready to get started?

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Sr Buyer and larger buying team with daily tasks as needed
  • Enter all purchase orders and ensure vendor compliance
  • Ensure orders are shipping on time and manage communication with our Warehouse
  • Manage our existing vendor base and seek out new partnerships
  • Work with Sample Team on managing samples for the department
  • Attend weekly buying trips as needed
  • Spot emerging and declining trends
  • Help conduct weekly and quarterly business reviews to track and analyze merchandising results

Requirements

  • BA/BS degree and 1-2 years of experience as an assistant buyer at a fashion retailer.
  • Proven results negotiating with vendors to improve costs, reduce lead times, and secure exclusive styles
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to adapt them for different audiences: vendors, internal partners, stakeholders and leadership
  • Excellent problem solving ability
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity, startup experience preferred
  • Self-starter who can manage multiple priorities at once and learn new things with little oversight
  • eCommerce experience strongly preferred but not required

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