Assistant Buyer, Men's Tailored Clothing & Luxury Sportswear

Bergdorf Goodman
New York, NY, USA
Posted 7 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

The Opportunity

Darcy Penick, President of Bergdorf Goodman and one of the first leaders in pure-play fashion e-commerce, has built a team of industry pioneers who are bringing their collective expertise and commitment to operational excellence to the world of Bergdorf Goodman. As the destination to discover best in class designers, emerging brands and exclusive products, Bergdorf Goodman provides customers with transformative experiences that embody the definition of modern luxury.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist buyer in achieving sales, and gross margin
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the buying office
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships
  • Oversee vendor support and store communication
  • Recap and analyze selling, category, and vendor performance
  • Manage promotional activities to drive in season business
  • Attend market appointments prepared with strategic assortment plans and understanding of product with a customer centric approach
  • Negotiate buying terms and end of season with vendors
  • Execute a seasonal merchandise strategy based on customer needs, product performance, industry trends, and business analytics
  • Accurately forecast monthly receipts and manage inventory flow
  • Partner with Planner in developing seasonal financial plans and budgets
  • Partner with Omni team for online product content/image maintenance
  • Manage marketing process including marketing proposals, co-op, and coordinating samples through effective communications with marketing and vendors
  • Execute and manage marketing events for both channels
  • Manage and develop Merchandise Assistant
  • Perform additional tasks as required

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
  • Strong leadership, management, communication, customer service, and organization skills
  • Flexible and able to perform in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Exceptionally strong Excel skills
  • Personal Learning
  • Planning/Organization
  • Process Management
  • Strategic Agility
  • Retail or service experience is helpful

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