Assistant Buyer, E-Commerce (Women's)

Tommy John
United States
Posted 6 hours ago
$65,000 — $75,000 / year
Full time

Tommy John is a comfort-focused lifestyle brand committed to solving the problem people have with their clothing. Most well-known for reimagining the fabric, fit, and function of underwear and undershirts, Tommy John has spent the past decade making the online and in-store shopping experience more comfortable. We are constantly on a mission to add smart, innovative and fun-loving team members, and are looking for a Assistant Buyer, E-Commerce (Women’s) to come join our New York based headquarters. Our HQ Office is located in Lower Manhattan and our teams are on-site 4 days per week.

Reporting to the Senior Buyer, E-Commerce (Women's), the Assistant Buyer will play a critical role in supporting the Senior Buyer in all aspects of the buying process, including trend research, analyzing sales, order planning, and inventory management. They will be responsible for helping to maintain all buy documents and reporting to assist the Senior Buyer in driving sales, margin, inventory turn and growth. They will also partner with Senior Buyer in developing and executing a strategic vision with a progressive, customer centric-approach.

Primary Responsibilities

Buying/Assortment Strategy

  • Support Buyer/Senior Buyer, E-Commerce in the day-to-day management of all assigned categories
  • Assist with bottoms-up buying for assigned areas of business, in partnership with Senior Buyer, E-Commerce
  • Collaborate with merchandising, planning, and wholesale teams to create a balanced assortment in terms of brand vision, fashion vision, quality, fit, value, price point, style/SKU count, key item depth, and profitability
  • Maintain awareness of competitive landscape and identify trends in marketplace, own competitive analysis & patterning projects; make recommendations to Buyer on how to apply to E-Commerce assortment
  • Own monthyl share-outs with product development and/or site teams
  • Partner with Customer Experience & Comfort Concierge Teams to understand and share customer insights with appropriate product teams
  • Receive product delivery updates from Production & Operations teams and own responsibility for communicating delays or pull forwards to front-facing, cross-functional teams
  • Own communication with marketing teams on product availability to ensure product is available on-site prior to usage of any content intended to drive traffic to specific PLPs and PDPs
  • Own review of creative assets and PDP imagery to ensure product is accurately reflected on site
  • Responsible for keying in orders into 7th Online to place fashion buys
  • Create and Maintain cheat sheets and all buying tools necessary to keep cross-functional teams up to date
  • Help to prepare for cross-functional Milestone meetings (ie. Hindsight, Budget & Strategy, Investment Reviews, etc.) by pulling together data to help support and validate points of view with facts
  • Help with divisional assortment sheet management to direct Site Optimization team on imaging and PDP needs to launch product on-site to hit launch timelines

Business Analysis

  • Own maintenance and updates of weekly style selling reports
  • Consistently review style selling reports to understand best & worst sellers, as well as in-season and future product opportunities to help optimize the E-Commerce business

Site Experience

  • Manage partnership with Site Team to optimize the website. Scan site daily to ensure that TJ is consistently putting best foot forward
  • Responsible for creating seasonal e-comm shot list & track assets. Works with Creative Operations to ensure product is captured accurately and representative of final bulk product
  • Build and execute alignment of site merchandising strategies with pre-season buy initiatives and in-season site recommendations

Systems Work/Sample Management

  • Own management of buying team & E-Commerce photoshoot samples
  • Partner with Global Merchant (current owner) on maintaining Merchandising sections within PLM system each season, including the execution of adds, drops, and changes to the assortment

Qualifications, Skills, & Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in retail buying, preference for e-Commerce exposure
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Demonstrates alignment with TJ core values: Humble, Adaptable, Mindful, GSD, & Curious
  • Must be highly organized & possess strong analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Google Sheets
  • Flexible to deadline demands, ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Ability to be on-site in our HQ Office in Lower Manhattan 4 days per week

Some awesome reasons to join us at Tommy John:

  • Our Team Culture of Collaboration and Community; Happy Office, Culture and DEI Events, Fun Snacks and Happy Hours
  • Comprehensive Benefits for you and your family - Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k and more with employee only coverage paid 100% by Tommy John
  • Generous Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Paid Time Off Policy
  • Hybrid Work Environment
  • Tommy John Employee Discount
  • Learning Opportunities

Salary Range: $65,000 to $75,000 annually

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