Assistant Buyer

Houston, TX, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collect and review financial data, ensuring accuracy for strategic decisions.
  • Assist in analyzing class and vendor performance.
  • Assist in vendor communication.
  • Ensure proper receipt flow, monitoring receipt of goods and tracking orders.
  • Communicate stock inadequacies to Buyer(s).
  • Optimize buying by store in order to maximize opportunities by market and follow up with appropriate allocation
  • Write and place reorders after consultation with Buyer(s).
  • Analyze vendor performance to identify product opportunities, trends, and offerings which will impact the business and provide results.
  • Assist Buyer(s) during product selection and assortment during market.
  • Enter all seasonal purchases accurately into the appropriate systems, meet all deadlines.


  • High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Must have strong retail math skills.
  • Sense of urgency, confident, self-starter, quick learner and motivated attitude.
  • High level of attention to detail & excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and computer skills.
  • 2 years minimum in buying office experience required; preferably in a luxury, retail environment.

Working Conditions:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting, required to use hands and fingers, to handle or feel.
  • Employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Physical requirements of the position/Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • Employee is required to talk and hear.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • Noise level in work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Tootsies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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