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Apparel Buyers purchase clothes for fashion stores. Essential job duties based on our collection of sample resumes for Apparel Buyer are reading market analyses, attending fashion shows, forecasting what consumers will wear, maintaining store inventories, collaborating with store managers, negotiating prices, and making sure new collections reach stores on time. Those interested in securing an Apparel Buyer position should be able to demonstrate the following skills throughout their resumes: fashion awareness, time management, networking, negotiation, attention to details, strong numeracy skills, and computer competences. Training in retail management is usually required.

1

Apparel Buyer

  • Responsible for buying snow, beach, beach footwear, and active apparel for Men's, Juniors and Kids for 15 locations. Established a gross profit margin of 46% based on gross profits of $22.7mm, and annual sales of $49.2mm in 2007. Accounted for over 41% of the total revenue during the year.
  • Analyzed sales figures on a daily basis, with special emphasis on inventory levels and vendor performance.
  • Communicated weekly with sales representatives, supplying sell thru information, adjusting current and future orders, and placed fill-in orders.
  • Communicated daily with store department managers, receiving feedback on product performance, inner store transfers and consolidations.
  • Analyzed sales product performance to determine if markdowns were required.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
21
years
at this job
AA
Marketing And Merchandising
2

Women's Apparel Buyer

  • Assorted all apparel categories for a ten store operation in a manner that exceeded month sales plans by 7% to 10% while maintaining planned markup, gross margins, and stock to sales ratio.
  • Integral part of a four store launch in Southern California adding annual sales of 6.3M.
  • Concepted, sourced and developed private label brand for key apparel categories included denim, athletic apparel, and dresses.
  • Laser focused in generating sales; initiatives included developing and launching denim exclusive line contributing to 26% of total sales, planning and executing monthly trunk shows for individual stores, and maximizing best sellers by building key item business to 30% of total sales.
  • Cultivated strong vendor relationships while negotiating 15% to 20% terms and off-price buys.
  • Enabled data-based decision making by implementing vendor performance reports by location.
  • Expertly monitored individual store sales and inventory balance as needed to maximize sales.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
AA
Merchandise Marketing
3

Apparel Buyer

  • Apparel Buyer for the Young Men's, Men's Work wear & Men's Furnishing's
  • Created a replenishment system for the 25 Junior Department Store chain
  • Responsible for gross margins, ROI, advertising, promotions, floor set directives
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
4

Merchandising Intern for Apparel Buyer

  • Assists Senior Apparel Buyer of JustFab and ShoeDazzle
  • Creates weekly business reports to analyze current sales of the company
  • Attends key meetings such as Bestsellers, Design, Costing and Sample Approval
  • Organizes monthly product samples for Senior Buyers
  • Tracks current trends in fashion and consumer buying
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
BA
Family And Consumer Sciences

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