Associate Buyer

Fair Harbor
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion
About Fair Harbor

Summer is more than a passing season—it’s a sense of ease and freedom that’s threaded throughout our lives all year long. Founded in 2014 by entrepreneur siblings Jake and Caroline Danehy, Fair Harbor embraces that summer feeling and transforms upcycled plastic bottles into timeless, ultra-soft apparel for the beach and beyond. By thoughtfully designing for maximum comfort and keeping waste out of the water, Fair Harbor helps you enjoy the places you love while protecting them, too.

About the Role: Associate Buyer

  • As Associate Buyer at Fair Harbor, you will be responsible for supporting the creation and execution of sales and inventory financial plans at a department, style and SKU level. You will work closely with your manager to analyze and identify sales opportunities/risks and provide risk-mitigating recommendations for both the short- and long-term.
  • Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work cross functionally with several teams, including marketing, production, finance, and product-development.


Director, Planning & Merchandising



  • Provide daily and weekly updates on business as it relates to last forecast & plan, trend analysis, and product selling that is exceeding/falling short of expectation
  • Provide ad hoc analyses, as assigned, to give team diagnosis of the business and anticipate suggested course of action
  • Analyze sales and be able to identify “missed sales” and growth drivers
  • Assist with communication to cross functional partners regarding potential risk or opportunities and suggest changes to course of action for both current and future selling periods
  • Prepare sales, margin and inventory forecast and assist manager in monthly open-to-buy (“OTB”) forecast meetings for current year: provide sales trend opportunity for future periods, validate stock-to-sales relationships, maximize receipt flow to improve turn
  • Create style level weekly unit sales plans in season to inform total department sales expectation by week/month/quarter and identify styles contributing to a +/- to forecast
  • Communicate support for style level buys as it relates to current trend, historical findings or related categories around sizing, SKU productivity, and receipt flow


  • Based in the New York City metro area
  • 2-4 Years Experience in a Planning capacity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong analytical skills with an aptitude for problem solving
  • Detail-oriented, highly motivated and have a curiosity for product
  • Self-starter with the ability to see projects through from start to finish and manage multiple projects simultaneously

What We Offer

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Competitive 401(k) plan
  • Health and Dental Benefits
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Unlimited PTO Policy
  • 10 Company Holidays annually

Company Culture

  • Fair Harbor Family: We believe in turning our employees and customers into family
  • Sustainability: We believe in leaving the world better than we found it and using our products as a platform to promote the mitigation of plastic waste. We regularly engage in company cleanups to spread awareness and educate about the impact of plastic waste
  • Fun: We believe in letting loose, enjoying the special moments when we are off duty and building products that help us and our customers enjoy our time to the fullest
  • Collaboration: We trust and respect one another, which contributes to our collaborative work environment

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