Free People Associate Buyer - Dresses

Free People
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full time

The Free People Associate Buyer is responsible for managing team to create an exciting and timely product assortment for the retail, direct and wholesale businesses that meet or exceed the sales volume and profit for the


Role Responsibilities

Managing a team to exceed sales and profit plan for retail, direct and wholesale business

Demonstrating and building collaborative relationships between design, production, merchandising, planning, allocation and sales

Partnering with the planning team to distort buys and ensure in-stock positioning for key items and classifications

Filtering high level, topline selling takeaways to divisional and director with action plan

Understanding the retail and wholesale calendar and ability to maximize efficiency of calendar for retail, direct and wholesale business

Managing, coaching, and developing buying team

Disciplining self and others to understand customer, competition, and ability to think creatively to seek business opportunities and drive the business

Managing the financials of business: OTB, IMU, MD, Closeouts, Inventory and receipt plan

Partnering with design and production to exceed customers’ expectations for brand quality

Partnering with the allocation/planning and sales team to thoroughly understand our store and wholesale customers (department, specialty, international and ecommerce) and develop assortments to best fit their needs

Analyzing assortment mix (private label, wholesale, and market) for retail, director and wholesale business


Role Qualifications

Strong management and leadership skills

Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment

Strong presentation, communication, and negotiation skills

Strong financial and analytical skills

Incredible interpersonal skills

Keen awareness of emerging trends

A demonstrated history of smart risk taking

Able to prioritize tasks and balance the immediate and long term needs of the business

Team player

Location: Philadelphia, PA.

The Perks

URBN offers comprehensive Perks & Benefits to employees. Availability and eligibility to specific benefits may be subject to your location and employment status. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, PTO, generous employee discounts, retirement savings and much more! For additional information visit

EEO Statement

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, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression), religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. 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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