Assistant Buyer

Pink Lily
Bowling Green, KY, USA
Posted 4 hours ago
Full time

SUMMARY

Come join one of the fastest-growing online retailers in the country! Pink Lily is in search of an Assistant Buyer to join our team and add to our continued success.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and execute merchandise strategies and assortment plans that meet the needs of Pink Lily and our customers
  • Manage OTB expectations and disciplines; react timely to business needs
  • Manages opportunistic buying responsibility and accountability for sales and margin performance.
  • Provides actionable category insights to leadership team
  • Coordinate with merchandising and brainstorm new designs/style ideas that align with the brand
  • Build style out process to fit the needs of the business and remain aligned with customer needs
  • Review sales results to identify opportunity as well as strategize mark-downs and manage aged inventory through strategic liquidation
  • Research, select, and purchase quality products and materials
  • Review supplier price, quality, delivery, financial stability, capacity, flexibility, and lead times to confirm fit for product and volumes
  • Maintain relationships with vendors by resolving problems with invoicing, product, or delivery to ensure quality service and longevity of relationships
  • Keep in direct contact with vendors via email and / or phone on a daily basis
  • Place official Purchase Orders to vendors
  • Develop a strong professional network in and out of the organization
  • Monitor stock levels and coordinate restock purchases when needed

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKLLS

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in apparel/merchandising or related field
  • 2+ years of fashion buying experience preferred
  • Proficient with technology and Excel
  • Strong merchandising and product development skills with demonstrated achievements
  • Strong negotiating, analytical, and math skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Eye for design, style, and trends
  • Goal-driven and motivated
  • Self-starter who can work both independently and with a team

Some travel required.

Pink Lily offers a complete benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid time off, and clothing discounts.

Pink Lily is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Disability / Gender / Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age / Veteran

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