Temporary Buyer, Men’s & Kids

New York Metropolitan Area, USA
Posted 2 days ago
TemporaryRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail,Retail Luxury Goods and Jewelry

Job Title: Temporary Buyer, Men’s & Kids


Location: NYC (hybrid)

Start: ASAP

Duration: 4 months

Hours:Full time


The Temp Buyer will provide the merchandising vision for with responsibility to develop and execute merchandising strategies. This position is a key part of our ecommerce team, driving daily execution for planning, buying, analyzing, merchandising and forecasting for all product categories. Specific areas of ownership include, but are not limited to, Menswear and Childrenswear.


  • Understands financial metrics to analyze businesses & can make recommendations on how to drive the business based on sales, history & market trends
  • Drives merchandise selection process, placement of orders and ensures proper quantity is purchased by style/color/size for division.
  • Partners with Menswear Buyer and Childrenswear Associate Buyer to analyze the weekly business. Make recommendations on future buys to grow and expand business.
  • Leads the team to drive results at the divisional level. Provides timely direction and communication to all team members (Planning, Digital Merchandising, Copy, Marketing, and Content). Builds relationships through effective collaboration & is seen as a solution-oriented team member.
  • Exhibits leadership capability & can motivate as well as mentor Associate and Assistant Buyers. Possesses the ability to manage up, down and across with results.
  • Ability to develop & drive divisional strategies for areas of responsibility. Analyzes LY information as well as current market to support strategy development. Identifies how current trend will impact future results and adjusts as needed.
  • Responsible for assisting the team with commercializing and enriching 3rd party and internal assortments as needed, as well as following all calendar deadlines
  • Responsible for assisting the team in the PO process as needed
  • Shop competing websites to monitor fashion trends, pricing strategies and presentation techniques. Report industry learnings to Ecommerce team
  • Develops and executes site taxonomy strategy. Recommends seasonal updates that help to enhance and or maximize site conversion and improve customer experience
  • Participate in Adhoc analysis as necessary


  • 5 years in retail/buying
  • BA in fashion merchandising, fashion marketing or business administration
  • Must be proficient in Excel
  • Strong in retail math
  • Experience with store planning, inventory management, and analytical skills
  • E-commerce experience preferred

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