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Associate Buyer for Womens Outerwear & Swim

The Associate Buyer will join our Womens Contemporary team & be responsible for driving business in outerwear & swim departments as well as work up offers, analyze the business & brainstorm new event ideas & compelling ways to showcase the product to our members. The Associate Buyer will have direct relationships with key vendors, negotiate pricing, terms & conditions. The right candidate will be fast-paced & will stay on-top-of industry & competitive trends. This candidate will have a pulse on the industry & all the upcoming & emerging brands in these categories, & have an aggressive ability to find vendor contacts, make outreach & introduction, & break newness constantly. In addition, the Associate Buyer will be an effective leader, relationship builder, & communicator in working with our external brand partners, as well as with internal groups such as merchandising, planning, production, marketing & legal.

 What youll accomplish

  •  Youll be responsible for product selection including identifying potential brands & product business opportunities specific outerwear & swim.
  • Direct & grow relationships with key vendors, negotiate pricing, terms & conditions, & utilize brands/ vendor partners to build a comprehensive assortment.
  • Stay on-top-of industry & competitive trends & will be able to execute at both a tactical & strategic level to drive business efficiently.
  • Be an effective leader, relationship builder, & communicator in working with our external brand partners, as well as with internal groups such as merchandising, planning, production, marketing & legal.

THE RIGHT FIT IF:

You have

  • Great experience in a retail environment & expert in retail math analytics
  • Passion for product & a love of retail. Willing to go above & beyond to drive a successful business!
  • Driven to make sure the customer has the best experience possible!
  • Ability to multitask & work well under pressure
  • Acute attention to detail to achieve successful & profitable sales
  • Proven analytical skills & are a risk taker
  • Proficient in Excel & Google Docs: You dont shy away from (and maybe even get excited by) VLOOKUPs, & sorting
  • Technical aptitude & agility to learn web-based tools
  • Proven negotiating skills, influencing abilities & vendor/brand management experience
  • Ability to think & react in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to analyze trends, sales, gross margin, inventory & turn
  • Exceptional organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, & meeting rigorous deadlines
  • Work with Planning to build Sales /GM/Dept plans/forecast sales/inventory management
  • Learn from business trends & use feedback for future business improvements
  • Maintain relationships with existing brands & source new suppliers for future products
  • Willingness to travel  

 ABOUT US:

Rue Gilt Groupe is the premier off-price e-commerce portfolio company, connecting more than 20 million members with coveted designers at an exceptional value. Two complementary brands, Rue La La & Gilt, utilize world-class merchandising, technology & marketing to strategically support our brand partners & inspire members daily. Our approach to retail brings excitement to online shopping & the best-in-class experience that today's customers demand. 

 

 
 
 
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