Assistant Buyer

Event Network, LLC
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted 6 days ago
Full timeRetail

We are actively seeking an Assistant Buyer to join our Purchasing Team! This position is based at our corporate offices located in San Diego, CA.

Be part of a dynamic team of talented merchants that love what they do. We are passionate about adding value to the ultimate retail experience our guests enjoy while shopping at the most renowned cultural, experiential, and entertainment destinations across the United States. Our fascinating retail company puts its Team, Partners, Guests & Planet first, and our people are pretty great!

If this connects to your interests and you are an experienced merchant, please read on…


As anAssistant Buyer, you will be accountable for executional aspects of product assortment, including item and vendor setup, maintenance, new order placement, order tracking, vendor communication, and sales analysis. Supports the Buyer in the execution of the product vision and assortment planning to maximize sales, per cap, COGS and inventory health. Analyze business performance, provide insights and make recommendations to support assortment development, drive sales and improve profit. Reports to Department Buyer / Senior Buyer.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Business and Financial

  • Support the Buyer to achieve sales, per cap, Inventory goals, SKU goals and COGS goals.
  • Support Buyer with business analysis, assessing areas of opportunity and areas for growth. Provide actionable recommendations to drive business.
  • Over time, assume buying and financial KPI responsibility for a portion of a category with support from Buyer

Management and Operating

  • Manage operational execution to support product vision, Including item setup/maintenance, inventory management, PO placement, order tracking, vendor communication and store communication
  • Collaborate with Replenishment Analyst, Buyer and Planning Director on new order quantities and execute PO's
  • Support management of product lifecycle, Including management of active, Inactive and seasonal Item statuses
  • Develop a working knowledge of Buying functions Including merchandise selection, negotiation, assortment planning and pricing
  • Foster strong relationships with Internal team members and vendors to effectively manage communication of product needs and plans


  • Initiate and maintain system data for Item set up, Item maintenance, reactivation, price and cost changes, promotional activity and vendor setup
  • Store support - manage ICM's and discrepancies
  • Assist Accounting In resolving Issues related to vendor payments, freight and Invoice discrepancies
  • Partner with Freight and Logistics on controlling freight cost and maintaining shipping efficiencies.
  • Special projects as assigned

Skills / Qualifications:

  • 3 years In retail as Assistant Buyer, Store Planning, or Allocation
  • Strong analytical skills, proactive and a fast learner
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook
  • Reliable and meets deadlines
  • Team player with strong communication, relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • High attention to detail, organized and can effectively prioritize

Physical Demands– The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the Assistant Buyer is frequently required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

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