Buying Assistant

Ralph Lauren
New Jersey, USA
Posted 19 days ago
Full time

Key Responsibilities:

Buy Process:

  • Attend and participate in all buying and business related meetings
  • Shop parent line and competitive marketplace for trend and product opportunities and present findings to the team
  • Perform style/color analysis and present findings to Buyer
  • Assist with assortment recommendations based on knowledge of the business
  • Prepare and maintain all tools relative to the assortment planning process (dolls, boards, color swatch books etc.)
  • Maintain and manage purchase orders; troubleshoot purchase order issues, price discrepancies, vendor production and store callouts
  • Ensure accuracy of all style information submitted to production/merchandising
  • Present product performance at monthly hindsight meetings
  • Define items in system to needed brand, season, and delivery
  • Manage on order tracking report; validate and ensure accuracy
  • Lead on order meetings: recap and provide status update weekly to all members of the team
  • Enter weekly price changes in system (promotions/markdowns)
  • Prepare re-ticketing / price change task forms for Field and Distribution Center

Reporting:

  • Create, maintain, and validate accuracy of weekly business review reports
  • Review and manage season coding to ensure accuracy and consistency
  • Timely and accurate management of all aspects of APS Selling Reports: create, update, and distribute
  • Create Item Index Quarterly through partnership with Distribution Analysts and the Brand Presentation team

Samples:

  • Manage organization of samples lines/closet organization
  • Create tracking and maintain samples by season, classification, and delivery
  • Partner with Marketing on sample handoff for photo shoots

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