Associate Buyer | Young Contemporary

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Oct 27, 2017
Nov 19, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
ASSOCIATE BUYER Key Responsibilities
  • Assist buyer in system entry for item description and markdown updates
  • Run reports to analyze weekly and monthly category selling
  • Execute advertising plans and strategies for assigned product category including ad item selection, space allocation planning, pricing, ad volume forecasting and productivity analysis.
  • Perform analysis of market trends, competition evaluation, assortment planning and coordination of pricing, advertising, and presentation for review by Buyer. 
  • Assist Buyer with guiding product development in partnership with product design and sourcing for assigned product category.
  • Execute financial plan for assigned product category.
  • Partner with cross-functional partners to manage communication with vendors for assigned product category to maximize sales and profit.  
  • Support buyers in their selection of item/assortment for assigned product category to support division and department merchandising strategies. 
  • A four-year degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong financial, strategic and planning skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong analytical, decision-making, and organization skills
  • Respects, appreciates and is curious about differences related to working with others; committed to developing an inclusive team
  • A performance-driven individual who demonstrates strong initiative and has superior leadership skills
  • Flexibility, resiliency and nimbleness; comfortable working in “grey areas” that are constantly changing
  • Team player, willing to pitch in and help wherever needed
  • Positive attitude
  • Able to multi task and work with many calendars and brands simultaneously
  • Ability to jump in and buy a category right away
Desired Qualifications
  • 1+ years merchandising experience in a trend business
  • Current or previous experience as an Associate Buyer
  • Must have an eye for style, trend curve framework