We believe that the entrepreneurial spirit on which we were founded is the basis of our success in the market. How does this entrepreneurial spirit live on today?
At GUESS?, Inc. we embrace risk; we are bold and aspirational; we have creative minds and big ideas; we are ordinary people doing extraordinary things….
The continued dedication and commitment of our people is the driving force behind Guess? Inc., and our talented professionals focus on leading the company with their vision of success.
Join the team at GUESS?, Inc. and bring your vision to life.Job description
POSITION TITLE: Associate Buyer
Coordinate, execute and manage the activities of a department of classification, depending on scope and complexity. Assist the Buyer in developing and executing a product strategy to meet company goals.
Analyze product trends and historical data at departmental/classification level. Support and compile data as needed to aid in developing seasonal strategies and financial targets. Attend pre-season meetings between buying and planning. Create, update, change, distribute and communicate changes for assortment sheets to appropriate business partners on an ongoing basis. Provide input in line edit meetings. Provide support and compile data to aid in assessing product assortment. Provide support and compile data for Senior Management line reviews. Attend meetings as appropriate. Review sales performance and learn to identify sales trends. Attend discussions on evaluating and adjusting future product. Attend sales forecast and OTB discussions to develop understanding of key financial concepts and components. Develop expert knowledge of customer base by participating in local store visits. Learn to evaluate product execution and point of view. Get customer and store associate feedback to comunicate to management. Participate in competitive analysis of both direct competitors and stores we look too for trend inspiration by shopping at their stores. Learn to evaluate product assortments, quality, pricing, merchandising strategies and business opportunities. Document as needed.
Participate in weekly cross-functional meetings to share information on current business issues. Communicate with field to get input on sales, fit, etc., as well as Management.
Work efficiently as a member of a cross-functional department team between Buying, Planning, I/C and Distribution by focusing on team objectives and clear communication. Provide training and feedback as needed to peers and Assistant Buyers through on the job training, behavioral feedback and modeling, coaching and identifying opportunities for formal training.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 0-2 Years