Assistant buyer

Forever 21
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 28 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail

Overview

Forever 21 is a fashion industry leader making the latest trends accessible to all while inspiring unique style and confidence. With a renewed focus on the customer experience, the brand offers high style designs and fashion basics with compelling values and a dynamic store environment. While driving innovation across e-commerce and digital to expand access and convenience, the brand continues to strengthen its positioning as today’s preferred destination for the fashionable consumer. Forever 21 is located in more than 540 locations globally and online, and we’re seeking passionate and creative people to join our Forever family.

TheAssistant Buyer, Topswill support the Buyer, Sr. Buyer or Buying Manager to ensure that inventory receipt goals are met. The Assistant Buyer will maintain the flow of production by coordinating constantly with external vendors and cross functional departments, making sure that production deadlines are met and samples are up to standard.

Responsibilities

  • 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 products expressed by the Buyers
  • Assists with the preparation process for the negotiation of product pricing with vendors and management
  • 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
  • Organize selling, pull reports for Buyers and ensure that all Purchase Order deliveries are made to the appropriate department

Qualifications

  • BFA in Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Marketing or some other related field
  • Must have at least 1 year of exposure in a specialty retail environment including internships; 1 year of buying experience preferred
  • Must possess basic knowledge of production, product development, specifically in the fashion retail industry
  • Knowledge of Web PDM preferred
  • 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 advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills

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