Associate Buyer

New York & Company
Houston, TX, USA
Posted 4 hours ago
$70,000 — $75,000 / year
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail


The Associate Merchant is a critical member of the merchandising team providing timely and efficient financial analysis, operational and technical support that contributes positively to the overall performance of the business and the team.


· Conduct in-depth financial research and analysis.

· Prepare and update reports, make actionable business recommendations and to support business decision making process.

· Maintain buying office organization including sample administration quality and status.

· Check merchandise quality on samples.

· Create and update stock to weekly sales reports.

· Assess customer buying trends and prep comparison analysis observations and recommendations.

· Complete special projects and additional duties as assigned.

· Team with all internal department functions to develop line.

· Monitor deliveries and samples; coordinate flow of merchandise to stores.

· Track merchandise on database chart.

· Acts as a team player sharing responsibility for achievement of goals and objectives.

· Works effectively under deadline pressure or in unusual or new work situations.

· Possesses up-to-date knowledge of industry trends and applies best practices to existing problems.

· Demonstrates technical skills and abilities related to position and function.

· Listens attentively, speaks and writes clearly and concisely.

· Accepts challenging assignments to promote skill development and achieve goals and objectives.


· 2 - 3 years experience in an Assistant Merchant role.

· Fashion retail or related experience - Apparel experience a must.

Vertical product development experience required.

· Strong financial and business acumen.

· Strong PC knowledge especially excel.

· Possess sense of fashion trends.

· Excellent verbal and solid written communication skills.

· Flexible and multifunctional.

· Assertive, energetic and results driven.

· Well organized and detail oriented.


Bachelor's Degree

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