assistant buyer resume example with 3+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Associate: Applied Science in Fashion Business Management, Expected in 12/2019
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, SUNY - New York, NY
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GPA: 4.0

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Italian Language and Culture, Expected in 05/2017
Binghamton University, State University of New York, SUNY - Vestal, NY
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GPA: 3.2/4.00, Dean’s List: Fall ’15 and Spring ‘17

Bachelor of Arts: , Expected in 01/2017
Lorenzo De’ Medici Institute - Florence, Italy,
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Work History
Assistant Buyer, 05/2021 - Current
Blue Nile Oak Brook, IL,
  • Own Drop-ship business and grew business from 1% to 8% of total sales in 6 months
  • Monitor vendor to store receipt flows and actualizes receipts and risk compared to OTB forecast and sales/ receipt plans
  • Works with planning team to establish pricing strategy and markdown cadence
  • Partner with buyer, VP, and omni merchandising team to develop seasonal merchandising strategies to maximize omni sales, margin, and optimal customer experience
  • Partner with planning team on seasonal brand/ class assortment plans, and regional store clusters in order to optimize and grow business based on key metrics indicating strong business
  • Research and identify new brands to add to existing matrix according to company growth strategies
  • Negotiate vendor agreements (e.g., exclusives, terms, pricing, vendor funded markdowns, RTV agreements) while fostering positive relationships
  • Proven ability to grow business and create product assortments catered to customers desires
Merchandise Assistant, 01/2020 - 05/2021
The Tjx Companies, Inc. Northborough, MA,
  • Responsible for developing and analyzing reports from multiple data points using MicroStrategy and Excel to evaluate business performance in order to quickly size risks and opportunities
  • Acts as primary point of contact with vendors while building and maintaining strong and meaningful relationships
  • Work with vendors to obtain desired product assortment while negotiating pricing, terms & conditions
  • Review merchandise matrices to identify fast moving and slow-moving items in order to take action to maximize profit
  • Support planning team and vendors to determine monthly markdown strategy and budget and during monthly allocation strategy sessions
  • Assist in negotiating vendor agreements (e.g., exclusives, terms, pricing, vendor funded markdowns, RTV agreements)
  • Attend markets, place buys, chase best sellers with reorders, address special order requests
  • Own several high-volume driving brands and their life cycle by analyzing business, going to market, writing orders, negotiating terms, marking down styles as needed and identifying future opportunities in business
  • Evaluate monthly receipt flows, actual-to planned receipts, and manage liquidity
  • Assisting in executing merchandise strategy, focusing on in-season management to ensure optimal productivity
  • Ensured timely delivery of merchandise by constantly communicating with suppliers, vendors and other members of distribution chain
E-Commerce and Merchandising Intern, 09/2019 - 12/2019
Oscar De La Renta City, STATE,
  • Support product/inventory uploads to company's platform (Magento) as well as partner platform (Farfetch)
  • Assist in inventory allocation procedures with company's 5 boutiques located across the globe
  • Assist with website sales analytics and reporting of e-commerce top sellers
  • Help to merchandise products and manage styling solutions across company's website and partner site
  • Assist with e-commerce monthly performance analysis; identify top sellers and returns by category
  • Maintain organization of samples during photoshoots; facilitate effective cross functional collaboration between departments under time pressure
  • Create PowerPoint presentations provided to partners to strategically prioritize key products
Buying and Merchandising Intern, 06/2019 - 08/2019
Bespoke Post City, STATE,
  • Responsible for creating and analyzing weekly and monthly revenue reports for clothing category, which equates to 15% of total shop revenue
  • Compile EOM financial performance recaps focusing on imperative metrics such as: revenue, inventory, sell through%, and margin
  • Complete product sourcing and initiate buys based on white space opportunities and historical data
  • Assist with logistical tasks such as inventory management, drafting POs, sample shipments, uploading products to the site & QA
  • Create and review SKU’s (copy, imagery, etc.) and additional assets for emails + site to ensure an optimal customer experience
  • Entered and approved seasonal markdowns based on receipt flow and sell through%
  • Attend tradeshows with buyers to meet with vendors and forecast trends for upcoming seasons
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2016
  • Magento, MicroStrategy, Looker
  • Trend assessment
  • Vendor negotiation
  • Competitor analysis
  • Decision-Making

Dynamic Assistant Buyer proficient in negotiating with buyers, managing inventory and using data analysis to help procure goods and drive business success. Sharp individual well-versed in using exemplary research skills to determine up and coming style trends. Coordinated and detailed professional with 2.5 years of experience fostering timely delivery of merchandise and keeping accurate track of product flow.

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School Attended

  • Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, SUNY
  • Binghamton University, State University of New York, SUNY
  • Lorenzo De’ Medici Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Buyer
  • Merchandise Assistant
  • E-Commerce and Merchandising Intern
  • Buying and Merchandising Intern


  • Associate
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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