Associate Buyer– Beauty

Lord + Taylor
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail

JOB TITLE:

Associate Buyer– Beauty

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DEPARTMENT:

Merchandising

OVERVIEW:

The Associate Buyer will collaborate and support the Beauty Buyer to develop and execute a strategy for brand plans and manage vendor relationships to maximize sales and exceed customer expectations. The Associate Buyer will take ownership in driving a particular category of the business and is accountable to help achieve sales and margin objectives. An Associate Buyer plays a pivotal role in the merchandising process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Support in developing an assortment and brand strategy to achieve and exceed financial goals.

· Develop and maintain strong brand relationships to build long term, successful partnerships. Communicate with vendors daily.

· Collaborate with Merchandise Planning to develop a seasonal plan that utilizes historical performance and current business data. Participate in OTB meetings.

· Manage in-season business by analyzing sales information in order to identify opportunities to increase sales.

· Competitive shop to discover new brands, product trends and merchandising ideas. Apply learnings to brand plans.

· Work closely with new brands to assist in onboarding to the Lord & Taylor website.

· Assist in the completion of order uploads and collaborate with site opps and logistics to problem solve.

· Prepare selling recaps and present results during monthly meetings.

· Negotiate costing with vendors on delivery and margin.

· Collaborate with marketing to propose and create monthly marketing stories to help drive sales and brand awareness. Present proposals at monthly marketing meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· 3+ years of related work experience in Merchandising

· Acute sense of brand and customer intimacy

· Strong analytical skills

· High taste level and ability to interpret market trends

· Strategic and analytical thinker. Strong retail math skills

· Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills

· Proficient in conflict management and problem-solving

· Multi-functional with excellent organizational skills

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree

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