assistant buyer resume example with 5+ years of experience

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Assistant buyer talented in procuring goods and product development. well-versed in using exemplary research skills to determine up and coming style trends. Looking to use retail passion and procurement experiences to tackle new challenges within an innovative organization.

  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Data Analysis
  • Procurement
  • Customer Service
  • Vendor Relations
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Product Development
Education and Training
Johnson & Wales University Providence, RI Expected in 05/2016 Bachelor of Science : Fashion Merchandising & Retail Marketing - GPA :
Blue Nile - Assistant Buyer
Kent, WA, 07/2020 - Current
  • Support buyers during vendor meetings and attending style outs
  • Work directly with buyer to provide data and analysis on all open order reports/assortment plans
  • Analyze open to buy, core selling report and merchandise analysis report
  • Identify and review competition/trends in the market to help reach and exceed financial goals
  • Write purchase orders and identify replenishment for women’s, kids + headwear styles for all stores
  • Weekly calls with regional managers to ensure all product for new stores have arrived
  • Daily calls with senior leadership to provide detailed recaps on all open orders.
  • Develop strong relationships with vendors, communicate if there are any issues/delay with orders
  • Established strong relationship with cross functional teams including the planning team + web ops team, web images and web descriptions
Equinix, Inc. - Associate Product Manager
Miami, FL, 01/2019 - 07/2020
  • Utilize Adobe Illustrator daily to create product specs and send out to vendors overseas
  • Develop and work on multiple projects at once for different customers and ensure deadlines are met
  • Collaborate with design and packaging team on colors/graphics on concepts for all bedding products
  • Expert in product lifecycle management
  • Responsible for handling several accounts including E-Commerce, retail stores, and private labels
  • Work directly with product manager on cost structure, trend reports and production for all product skus
  • Attend buyer meeting with sales to present new product innovations/trends
  • Work directly with sales teams to receive buyer feedback on products shown at meetings
  • Attend market week to meet with primary vendors on trending products, fabrics and new innovations
  • Preliminary review and inspection on product and pre- production samples
  • Work with planning team to ensure purchase orders are issued and all products ship promptly
  • Maintain sample tracking list in excel to ensure all products arrive in a timely manner
  • Support product manager daily in all aspects needed in order to drive sales
  • Execute strategic product goals to reach our company mission
  • Market research to keep up with trends on new products and technologies
Wells Fargo - Junior Product Manager
Bothell, WA, 03/2018 - 01/2019
  • Maintain the marketing calendar and ensure product deadlines are met through careful planning and execution
  • Work as a leader to come up with the right vision, mission, goals and strategies for our end customer
  • Inspect sample and production orders in warehouse to make sure the quality of product and packaging is as approved
  • Create sales videos on 70+ products to help promote and increase sales on our products
  • Train new employees and create projects/tasks for interns
  • Place purchase orders and samples orders up to 15K
  • Push vendors to send samples in a timely matter in order to get products approved for upcoming collection
  • Resolve urgent issues with any product in order keep and meet our expected on board ship date
  • Forecast trend boards and work closely with upper management to give ideas for forthcoming collections
  • Reviewed product line with upper management to make sure pricing, minimum, and quality was as expected
  • Consistently upload significant information into FileMaker and A+ Systems
  • Responsible for giving vendors clear and in-depth instructions when developing products
  • Part of weekly meetings with inventory management to make sure all orders are shipped on time
  • Review inspection sheets before goods are shipped to make sure color/quality/packaging is correct
  • Internally send TRF and Art requests by given date in order to reach Two’s target market dates
  • Manage the Cupcakes & Cartwheels line from the beginning of the development process until the end of production
Blu Dot - Product Development Coordinator
Chicago, IL, 03/2017 - 03/2018
  • Built positive and impactful business relationships with overseas vendors in an effort to ensure that vendors delivered according to product design and meet Two's Company's expectations of aesthetics and quality
  • Worked directly with Product Manager and design team in order to create ideas for product and packaging
  • Strategically negotiated pricing and quantities with overseas vendors in order to meet target costs and gross profit margins
  • Assisted in developing the marketing strategy by proofing the Two's Company catalogs
  • Established strong relationship with cross functional teams including the design team, inventory management, key accounts team, customer service and Two's Company sales force with the aim to meet a common goal and best support delight the end customer
  • Conducted in-depth analysis with a strong knowledge of trends to identify areas of opportunity and used this information to make recommendations for upcoming collections
  • Contributed in the Two’s Company Annual Showrooms to help promote products
  • Worked directly with Photo Studio department in order to make sure all product was correct for catalog photoshoot

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School Attended

  • Johnson & Wales University

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Buyer
  • Associate Product Manager
  • Junior Product Manager
  • Product Development Coordinator


  • Bachelor of Science

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