Free People Buying Assistant - Jackets

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full time

Company presentation

Objective: Responsible for assisting the buyer 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


Location: Philadelphia, PA

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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.

Job description


Supporting the daily operations within designated buying area and developing partnerships with the assistant or associate buyer on all necessary tasks

Managing the flow of merchandise and updating merchant boards

Rudimentary understanding of retail math

Sharing and communicating thoughts/opinions to managers or business groups as a whole

Entering, updating, managing, tracking, and organizing purchase orders in all systems (MTS, IP and Blue Cherry) to ensure timely delivery

Ensuring accuracy in all systems

Communicating late deliveries to the buying and sales team

Setting up new vendors and send them routing guides and pre-ticketing information

Developing cross functional relationships with market and internal partners

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 Free People website and wholesale website to be reshot to drive sales

Organizing and cataloguing samples



  • Strong communication, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize projects and multitask
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint)
  • Ability to grasp multiple systems quickly
  • Detail oriented
  • Creative thinker
  • Retail or previous buying experience preferred

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