Assistant Buyer

Papaya Clothing
Commerce, CA, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full time

Job Purpose

The Assistant Buyer will support the Buyers to ensure that inventory receipt goals are met. The Assistant Buyer will maintain the flow of production by coordinating constantly with external vendors, making sure that production deadlines are met and samples are up to standard.


  • Coordinate with Buyers, Planners, Logistics, Accounting, Quality control, receiving departments, and vendors to ensure production requirements are followed
  • Communicate with vendors any revisions or changes to garments expressed by the Buyers
  • Maintain the Time and Action calendar to track the status of each garment
  • Communicate any changes to existing orders to the Purchase Order department
  • Work to consistently obtain Pre-Production and Top of Production samples on time
  • Maintain a library of best-selling styles, materials, and colors
  • Manage the data and files for production matters

Knowledge, Skills, And Qualifications

  • BFA or BA preferred
  • Must have at least 1 year of exposure in a specialty retail environment; 1 year of buying experience preferred
  • Must possess basic knowledge of production, product development, specifically in the fashion retail industry
  • Must have exceptional organizational skills
  • Must be proactive, detail oriented, and possess the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must possess basic Microsoft Word and Excel skills

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