Free People Associate Buyer

Free People
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted 5 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion
Objective:

Responsible for working with the buyer and creating an exciting and timely product

assortment for the retail and direct businesses that meet or exceed the sales volume and profit for the

department.

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the daily operations within designated buying area and developing partnerships with the buyer on all necessary tasks
  • Ownership of buying a product class within the buying area
  • The ability to conceptually plan assortments that meet financial objectives
  • Delegating and directing the daily activities of the assistants and provide direction to the team
  • Prioritizing tasks and balancing the immediate and long term needs of the business
  • Researching and executing development of product in the marketplace
  • Personnel skills to work well with cross functional partners and team to achieve plans
  • Working closely with planning to understand financial indicators to react and drive business
  • Working with the buyer to learn to determine the overall mix of market and private label product for each buying area to ensure the final mix is ultimately customer oriented
  • Working with buyer to place buys with conviction
  • Learning from buying mistakes and applying those learnings to future buys
  • Vocalizing opinions proactively in cross functional or larger merchant meetings
  • Managing the flow of merchandise
  • Entering, updating, managing, tracking, and organizing purchase orders to ensure timely delivery
  • Communicating late deliveries to the buying team
  • Setting up new vendors and send them routing guides and pre-ticketing information
  • Prioritizing and reacting with a sense of urgency to the requests from both the merchant and cross functional teams
  • Assisting the buying team to proof catalog copy
  • Identifying photos on the web to be reshot to drive sales

Skills:

  • Minimum of two years of experience in retail buying or a similar capacity
  • Ability to build and maintain productive partnerships and demonstrate strong listening, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong organization and prioritizing skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Detail oriented
  • Creative thinker
  • Team player
  • Proficient in Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint

Location

: Philadelphia, PA

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe strongly in fostering a safe, fair and respectful work environment. To ensure compliance with our non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, we offer anti-harassment training to managers and employees.

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