Junior Apparel Buyer

SHEIN Distribution Corporation
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeRetail

Job Title:Junior Apparel Buyer

Reports to: Brand Director

Job Location:Los Angeles CA- In-House

Job Class: Non-Exempt

About Us

SHEIN Distribution Corporation distributes SHEIN’s products in the U.S. Founded in 2012, SHEIN is a leading global online retailer with operations in Guangzhou, Singapore and Los Angeles, along with other key markets. SHEIN reaches consumers across more than 150 countries and regions around the world. We place a premium on choice, delivering more than 6,000 new fashion, beauty and lifestyle products daily with more than 600,000 items available. Our mission is to help people express their individuality through the latest trends that are accessible and affordable. To learn more about SHEIN, follow us at shein.com, instagram.com/sheinofficial and youtube.com/shein

Position Summary

SHEIN Distribution is here and we’re looking to an Apparel Buyerto join our fast-growing merchandise team! The buyer will be experienced in Women’s Apparel, keep up with current trends, follow trend setting labels and brands. The Buyer is also responsible for identifying suppliers, researching goods and services, processing purchase orders, and verifying delivered items. Will be working with a fast-growing team and collaborate with our creative team providing hands on experience. This new and exciting team is looking to launch new categories and extend product lines. You will also be a mentor and provide guidance to the Assistant Buyers.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with the purchasing manager to run the purchasing department
  • Work with product development and collaborate with creatives
  • Performing vendor research and selection to enhance profitability, reducing operating costs and boosting efficiency
  • Maintaining cordial working relationships with vendors and supervising vendor activities
  • Signing and reviewing purchasing agreements with vendors, monitoring their performance and renegotiating contracts
  • Monitoring the fashion market and customer activity.
  • Using quarterly and annual data to determine purchasing needs and performing inventory management
  • Managing purchase orders, overseeing shipping schedules and maintaining purchase records
  • Working with warehouse staff to compare deliveries with purchase orders to identify discrepancies
  • Conducting ongoing market research to identify beneficial purchase agreements and potential vendors

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience in Woman’s Retail/E-Commerce buying
  • Thorough understanding of fabrics, knowledge of trends and fashion
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to stick to a budget
  • Proficient use of Excel and MS Word
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively throughout the organization
  • Able to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and management
  • Independent, self-motivated, team player
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with short timelines and changing priorities
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Ability to travel twice a year to New York and Las Vegas
  • Sense of urgency, highly detailed, and experience in meeting deadlines
  • A positive go getter and team player, who can work independently with the ability to troubleshoot within a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment

SHEIN Distribution is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace environment.

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