Assistant Buyer, eCommerce (Kipling)

Kipling
Jersey City, NJ, USA
Posted 6 hours ago
$61,600 — $77,000 / year
Full time

Kipling: Assistant Buyer, eCommerce, NORA

As the Assistant Buyer, you will partner with the Senior Buyer to ensure that the product assortments resonate with consumers to meet or exceed sales plan. You will be given the opportunity to work with the merchandising team to build a seasonal line and place buys that fulfill customer demand, market trends, brand direction and fiscal obligations.

About Kipling

Founded in 1987 by three European designers, Kipling combines quality, function and style to create the ideal accessory that enables you to express your true self, discover the unknown, power your curiosity, experience new places and live a lighter life. Designing bags that are lightweight, stylish, and above all, functional, is our forte.

Kipling established itself as a global handbag brand by embodying a carefree spirit and pioneering the use of its signature crinkle nylon in expressive colors and patterns. Today, Kipling is sold in more than 80 countries internationally, and is a global leader in selling quality, durable bags designed for everyone.

Our Purpose

Live Light is our mantra. It is a mindset. We thoughtfully create lightweight bags with quality materials that make it

possible for you to go explore and discover new places. Our mantra supports a positive outlook on life. It is about

being true to yourself. It is living an organized and lighter life both mentally and physically, where less is more. It’s

about looking on the bright side, seeing the glass half full, and radiating optimism.

Our People

We put our people first. We always have and we always will. It is ingrained in our DNA. Good people bring out the good in people, and good people are the foundation of this brand. The incredible team behind this brand is made up of a diverse group of individuals who come from a variety of backgrounds. They make up who we are.

Our Company Culture

Kipling fosters a culture where everyone is welcome. We pride ourselves in creating an environment that recognizes and celebrates differences. Everyone is free to be their true self and express who they are.

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do:

  • Partner with the Senior Buyer to create assortments for owned site
  • Consistently analyze the business to ensure we are hitting sales plans including gross margin goals & help to make recommendations that will drive the business forward
  • Manage all purchase orders by season ensuring that cost, retail & units received are accurate
  • Manage organization of all eCommerce samples including unpacking, sorting & pulling for photo shoots/internal meetings
  • Responsible for uploading & maintaining pricing across owned site & marketplaces ensuring accuracy
  • Partner with the creative team to ensure product chosen for campaigns features largest investments & aligns with brand vision
  • Partner with site coordinator to QA site during promotions and new product launches. Ensure merchandising reflects top investments in order to hit topline sales goals.
How you will do it:
  • Build a strong relationship with the merchandising team to collaborate on assortment strategy and apply current selling trend to support future buys.
  • Collaborate with cross functional partners including but not limited to planning, marketing & store teams .

Skills for Success

Years of related professional experience: 2+ years in buying, eCommerce preferred.

What we expect you already know:

  • 2+ years buying experience, including retail math knowledge with basic understanding of budgeting & forecasting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
  • Ability to multi-task with attention to detail & strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to analyze and interpret sales data
  • An understanding of the fashion industry & current market trends
What we will teach you:
  • AS400, Business Intelligence systems
For internal usage:Daily/ Weekly Jobs:
  • Monday selling
  • Update file with current selling data & ensure database has been updated
  • Promotions
  • Pull together list of skus for promotions
  • Upload pricing via FileZilla for both site & marketplaces
  • Check marketplaces & site daily to ensure pricing is correct
  • Inventory management
  • Transfers to/from full price/outlet/wholesale as needed
  • Run daily inventory report
  • Social Competitive Recaps
Seasonal Projects:
  • Sample Management
  • Unpack, organize & sort all samples
  • Pull samples for meetings as needed
  • Seasonal hindsights
  • Pull data for senior buyer
  • Pull samples as requested
  • PO Management
  • Enter all POs for eCommerce channel
  • Maintain PO log & ensure accuracy
  • Work with DC & Inventory team to report any discrepancies
  • Ad-Hoc analysis as needed
Hiring Range:

$61,600.00 USD - $77,000.00 USD annually

Incentive Potential: This position is eligible for additional compensation awards that may include an annual incentive plan, sales incentive, or commission potential. Specific details of the additional compensation eligibility for this position will be provided during the recruiting and interview process.

Benefits at VF Corporation: You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on www.MyVFbenefits.com and by clicking Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

Please note, our hiring ranges are determined and built from market pay data. In determining the specific compensation for this position, we comply with all local, state, and federal laws.

At VF, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at peopleservices@vfc.com. VF will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

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