Assistant Buyer

Ontario, CA, USA

Job Type

Immigration. International

About the Role

We need to hire an Assistant Buyer to scale our inventory and grow our business. This person will work closely with the Founder and Co-Founder to curate a highly coveted collection of women’s clothing, breaking into beauty and lifestyle in the near future. They won’t be shy about sharing their opinion and teaching us a thing or two when it comes to all things buying. They’ll welcome digging deep and tackling challenges head on, because like we mentioned, we’re a small team of two!


Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Founder and Co-Founder to analyze requirements for all orders and place required orders accordingly and timely

  • Track all incoming orders and manage damaged/lost goods

  • Develop and prepare strategic buying schedule including organizing and scheduling buying appointments with showrooms in Toronto, LA, NYC etc

  • Closely track buying budget to ensure we are meeting our targets

  • Update documentation for all buyer functions [workflow] which includes selection, placing orders, managing PO’s, and more

  • Perform regular analysis of various sales and generate inventory reports

  • Evaluate inventory performance (what is selling and what is not)

  • Administer and maintain records of all purchase orders and resolve any issues in shipments/invoices directly with brands

  • Develop and present effective catalogue of all products and vision for each season

  • Ongoing research and vetting of new brands that align with August Women’s buying criteria and ethos including clothing, beauty and lifestyle

  • Manage and develop relationships with brands and reps

  • Exploring potential partnerships with brands for future revenue stream (ie: designing our own line of products)

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years or more experience working in the fashion retail world in a buying capacity

  • Familiar with NuOrder, Joor, Faire (and other wholesale buying platforms)

  • Adaptable to a quickly changing industry

  • Fashion forward and strong sense of style

  • Detail oriented; you don’t miss the small things

  • Vigilant in organization and documentation

  • Willing to wear different hats and take on different roles - entrepreneurial mentality

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