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Assistant Buyers provide support to Buyers from various industries and also oversee administrative aspects. Based on our collection of resume samples, these employees are responsible for identifying promotions and offers, maintaining stocks, planning commercial activities, paying invoices, and becoming familiar with popular products. Those interested in an Assistant Buyer career should highlight in their resumes qualifications such as commercial awareness, communication and networking skills, multitasking, time management, and computer competencies. Successful candidates have a background in logistics or procurement and hold at least a college degree.

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Assistant Buyer

Conducted inventory evaluations on over 2,000 SKUs, leading to the resolution of $10,000 worth of unaccounted merchandise

  • Created purchase orders quickly and with a high degree of accuracy resulting in consistent stock replenishment and reducing stock-outs by 50% in 3 months
  • Developed creative and compelling merchandise displays, increasing sales by 40%
  • Increased productivity by 40% through setting merchandising goals for all part-time
  • Forecasted needed art supply quantities by analyzing 2 years worth of sales history
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BS
President Of Osu Fashion Organization
Merchandising Management
2

Assistant Buyer, Fashion Jewelry

Built and sourced assortments for designer, celebrity, and proprietary Stainless Steel brand. Drove merchandising strategies, analyzed sales and margin performance and made recommendations to improve. Partnered with PR and Brand Marketing for placement in external/internal publications.

  • Launched 8 new brands in Fashion Jewelry: Glow by Sheila Fajl, Arnold Scassi, Miriam Salat, Joan Boyce, and Lee Angel.
  • Increased sales +32% over 2008 and +10% over plan for Q2 through relentless monitoring of category IMU, pricing by brand, and productivity analysis.
  • Generated $319k in sales vs. a plan of $308k for R.J. Graziano Today's Special (bracelet set) which was a total sell out.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration, Marketing
3

Senior Assistant Buyer

Analyzed sales reports, future planning, and assisted in multiply brands growth.

  • Worked with vendor to obtain desired product assortment; negotiated cost to maximize profit margin.
  • Managed an event that generated $100K, company's 3rd highest record sale.
  • Identified and reacted to trends; evaluated performance of each event to drive sales and increase margin plan.
  • Managed and supervised the development and preparation of 60+ monthly events.
  • Fostered vendor relationships to maximize contributions in creating and preparing events to go live.
  • Coordinated with Marketing and Creative teams to present and strategize web/email placement of brands.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BBA
International Marketing Management
4

Assistant Buyer

Responsible for buying and managing the apothecary and luxury skincare treatment departments within 18 stores,
including the ecommerce site.

  • Played a vital role in the development of approximately 65 brands, including the exclusive launches of Tatcha, Mila
  • Maintained open to buy report and delivery log and managed receipt flow to ensure optimum sales and inventory results.
  • Reviewed, processed and tracked monthly replenishment orders, as well as emergency orders when applicable.
  • Ensured timely delivery of merchandise through consistent communication with vendors and distribution center.
  • Generated and distributed weekly sales and style selling reports for the Divisional Merchandising Manager, General
  • Conducted store meetings to discuss business opportunities, as well as to review space and visual presentations.
  • Selected as a committee member in the development and implementation of the new EDI system within the buying
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Fashion Merchandising Management
5

Assistant Buyer

Generated weekly and ad hoc financial reports to analyze sales and provide insight to successes and opportunities in marketing and advertising initiatives.

  • Collaborated daily with the inventory, marketing, finance, and store operation teams to maximize efficiency and profitability of the Sears' Fitness categories.
  • Created, reviewed and executed in-store pricing and marketing promotions and strategies.
  • Supported my buyer in generating sales forecasts, collecting vendor allowances, and planning product assortments.
  • Successfully completed an intensive, six month Buyer Apprentice training program.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Finance And International Business
6

Assistant Buyer

Achieved sales volume of 6M in past 6months through optimal selection of product and pricing

  • Negotiated pricing, selected assortments and reserved inventory with vendor partners
  • Managed and grew vendor relationships including more efficient planning and scheduling of events
  • Collaborated and lead multiple team events while effectively communicating cross- departments
  • Gained strong understanding of merchandising financials and the ability to manage profitability
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Marketing
7

E-commerce Assistant Buyer

  • Successfully managed relationship with more than 60 artisanal vendors in women, men, home, kids and jewelry
  • Collaborated with editorial department on email calendars and marketing strategies, increasing site visits by 70%
  • Managed $500,000 worth of inventory and increased sell-through by 40% within 4 months
  • Realized 30% more operational efficiency of product push-live process
  • Analyzed sales and site performance through advanced reporting tools including Google Analytics
  • Supervised website content and visual merchandising, improved SEO through optimizing product detail pages
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BS
Materials Science Engineering
Design Management
8

Assistant Buyer

Assisted Merchandise Leader in driving $120M Bed & Bath Textiles tri-channel business

  • Recapped sales/margin analysis and presented weekly business updates
  • Identified new product opportunities based on RH selling trends and competitive market analysis
  • Proofed and approved all copy for catalog, web, packaging and retail signage
  • Managed catalog re-pagination and product order on Web, resulting in impactful sales growth
  • Partnered with vendors to determine and enforce photo sample and production timelines
  • Trained new Merchandise Coordinators and Assistant Buyers on internal reporting systems
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Fashion Merchandising
9

Assistant Buyer

Assistant Buyer for all licensed sideline and performance apparel, and headwear for Barnes & Noble College. Planned, communicated, and implemented general merchandise assortments across multiple vendors to 745 college campus bookstores nation-wide.

  • Monitored, managed, and executed sales and buying strategy for the 2014 College Football Playoffs for The Ohio State University Bookstore.
  • Strategically planned and purchased Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas Sideline apparel for the Fall 2015 season, for over 40 colleges and universities.
  • Assisted Barnes & Noble College Marketing Team in monthly email blasts and marketing strategies for new trends, student and fan outreach, and campus life.
  • Responsible for surveying over 740 on-campus bookstores to obtain style knowledge, quarterly, in order to book account-only inventory with top vendors.
  • Worked with Planning Team to create style budgets by vendor and store location for the 2015-2016 season.
  • Implemented merchandising standards across all brands by store assortment level.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Marketing
10

Assistant Buyer

Developed "trend right" assortment for Women's contemporary shoes with annual sales volume $100 million. Planned and developed marketing strategies. Developed shoes with National Brand and Private Label suppliers.

  • Buying team won Chairman's Award in 2003 and 2004.
  • Communicated with overseas offices in China, Brazil and Italy to ensure product met all specifications.
  • Quick reaction to slow sellers, developed exit plan.
Candidate Info
31
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma

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