Associate Buyer

Proper Cloth
New York, NY, USAWFH / Online
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

We are looking for an aspiring Associate Buyer in Men’s Shirting to assist our Head of Design. This person must have a love for product (particularly menswear), experience in planning and organization, and some relevant buying or merchandising experience. This position calls for someone that is extremely organized, has excellent communication skills, is able to work on a deadline, and has impeccable attention to detail.


  • Execute orders
    • Work with product design team to place shirt fabric orders with suppliers in Italy, China, Japan and Portugal, etc
    • Coordinate fabric orders and shipments with mills and factory partners
    • Manage shirt fabric inventory and develop replenishment orders based on sales data
  • Design
    • Monitor, track, and report on all shirt fabric developments
    • Assist product design team in shirt fabric selection and approvals
  • Organization
    • Organize and maintain the product design team’s shirt fabric sample library
    • Update and maintain organization of product development collection database
    • Maintain present and future product ideas in office in an orderly fashion
  • Inter-Team Communications
    • Help update and maintain internal product launch calendar
    • Set up new shirt fabric styles for Proper Cloth’s website using internal tools
    • Provide copywriting team necessary information for writing fabric/product descriptions

Who you are:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a calendar
  • Meticulous and creative
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Deadline oriented

We'd like to see:

  • Buying or merchandising internship/job experience
  • Strong interest in clothing design
  • Awareness of trends and activity in the menswear market
  • Ability to work independently


  • Full health benefits
  • Competitive 401(k)
  • Generous custom clothing allowance!
  • Employee discount on items beyond clothing allowance
  • Free lunches and snacks if in the office

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