Assistant Buyer

A Line Boutique
Denver, CO, USA
Posted 9 days ago
Full time

Assistant Buyer/Retail Planner

A Line Boutique is changing the traditional face of retail. In four short years, annual revenue has grown from $300K to $9M by focusing on providing solution-based styling services within the four walls of traditional retail stores. The driving force behind A Line is transparency and authenticity. A Line is not a retail store, but a women's empowerment company. We want all women to simply try less and feel confident, relevant, seen, and powerful through the vehicle of fashion. We know firsthand the power of clothing. It’s not just about ‘great product’ but the power of transformation and empowerment offered in well-styled and well-tailored garments. It’s about self-expression and creating a community of support and celebration for women, their lives, and how they evolve.

Job Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years professional experience in a retail planning role
  • Experience buying Contemporary and Designer brands preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • Knowledge of Heartland Retail (or similar retail POS system)
  • Has attended NYC, LA, Paris and/or Milan markets
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with internal business partners and external vendors
  • Knowledge of JOOR Pro
  • Knowledge of entire Open-to-Buy (OTB) process
  • Experience analyzing and adhering to monthly/seasonal plans, Management One preferred
  • Exceptional proficiency in MS Excel and retail planning methods/best practices

Job Requirements:

  • Prepare and analyze reports with Senior Buyer
  • Weekly selling reports providing business and performance insights to management team
  • Maintain and manage OTB daily; meet financial goals and requirements set forth in OTB
  • Assist in delivering financial goals for store including sales and profits
  • Assist with order management, ensure timely delivery/maximum sell through of all products
  • Analyze broken size reports and coordinate inventory moves as necessary
  • Participate in A Line Boutique store events to assist and maximize sales performance
  • Coordinate with Operations team on any receiving issues, swaps, RAs, and RTVs
  • Coordinate with Marketing Director on editorial calendar, shipping windows and new brand launch announcements
  • Participate in all quarterly physical inventory counts and review shortage analyses
  • Potential travel to occasional markets to work with vendors/buying team on assortments
  • Negotiate with vendors to meet seasonal mark up goals and product sell through goals
  • Prepare visual post-market recap to provide seasonal product direction
  • Work closely with sales team to provide product knowledge and receive feedback on buy
  • Work with sales and operations team to create/drive merchandising initiatives
  • Provide excellence in customer service to each person who enters A Line Boutique
  • Treat everyone with respect and dignity, customers and coworkers alike
  • Utilize open communication with all colleagues, and encourage constant team spirit
  • Participation in weekly strategy meetings with management, buying, and training team

Compensation:

  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Defined salary and performance bonus based on goal achievement
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • 401K
  • Clothing allowance at work anniversaries
  • 2 weeks paid vacation

Qualified candidates, please email your resume to: [email protected]

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