Assistant Buyer, Women's Fashion

Cato Corporation
Charlotte, NC, USA
Posted 11 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Design Services,Consumer Services

Assistant Buyer, Women's Fashion

The Cato Corporationis seeking individuals who are interested in a career inMerchandisingto join our team as anAssistant Buyer.

JOB SUMMARY:The Assistant Buyer supports the Buyer in achieving or succeeding financial metrics both seasonally and annually, as well as partner with all cross-functional teams to execute assortment strategies efficiently and accurately. This includes maintaining operational functions such as writing orders, executing price changes, and managing samples as well as prepping for all meetings. In addition, the Assistant Buyer must have an acute fashion sense, with the ability to recognize and translate market trends for the customer.


  • Maintain daily operational functions. Key tasks include on-order management, price changes, sample organization, meeting prep, and all associated spreadsheets.
  • Proficient or will gain proficiency in all systems including: Microsoft Office, Flex PLM, Retek Data Warehouse, RMS, Vista, Price Change and PO System
  • Build strong cross functional relationships including product development, tech, design, planning & allocation, visual, and e commerce
  • Understanding and utilization of basic retail math to help analyze the department’s business on a day to day basis.
  • Brand Positioning and target customer to aid in the selection of product that is commercially viable.


  • Must be accurate, proactive, display a sense of urgency, and be able to anticipate next
  • 1 - 3 years of related work experience in Merchandise Buying
  • Ability to manage through conflict and problem-solve
  • Exceptional ability to bridge and enhance cooperative working relationships
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Systems and computer savvy, including Microsoft Office Applications
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience

The Cato Corporation, a leading specialty retailer of value-priced women’s fashion apparel with corporate offices located in Charlotte, North Carolina, operates three concepts: Cato, It’s Fashion and Versona. The Company has over 1,300 stores throughout the United States and a diverse workforce of over 7,500 associates. The Company’s stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol“CATO”.

The Cato Corporationoffers competitive salaries and excellent benefits including Medical/Dental/Life Insurance package, 401(K) Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Plan, Stock Purchase Plan and more!

Please send resume, including salary history to:

The Cato Corporation, Attn: Recruitment, PO Box 34216, Charlotte, NC 28234. You can email to

Cato is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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