Assistant Buyer resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Seeking a position in the fashion industry where my skills, education, and experience can be effectively utilized to contribute to the overall success of the company.
Work History
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Juniors Buying Department ,
  • Fashion Merchandising; Spanish Language
  • Personal Characteristics
  • Proficient with Mac, PC, and Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Basic Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator familiarity
  • Advanced Spanish Language Translation
  • Familiar with fashion trends, product development, retail, basic garment construction, & photography
Assistant Buyer, 02/2014 - Current
Back Country Store Lincoln, NE,
  • Managed and assorted the Women's Young Contemporary line for bottoms and outerwear, which consisted of effectively managing SKU plans, pre-season projections, and open-to-buy to meet financial goals.
  • Recommended and executed pricing and merchandising strategies based on current seasonal trend, historical data, and forecasts to achieve greater margin opportunities.
  • Identified key specific programs that are historically promoted such as: denim shorts, functional outerwear, and basic denim and created promotional strategies that increased LY sales, while ensuring that inventory was maintained in order to achieve a successful comp.
  • Analyzed and maintained key reports such as style selling and on-order receipt tracker to effectively identify best/worst sellers, seasonal flows, and current on order trends by category.
  • Improved sales and assortment in Woven Bottoms, Denim Pants, & Outerwear categories by implementing reorder/flow strategies in peak seasons; while increasing category depth and extensiveness within each category that varies in fit, color, fabric, and retail price.
  • Partnered with planning and production to determine fabric buy projections for key flow programs such as: basic denim and knit leggings and assessed whether current fabric ownership was sufficient to cover future deliveries based on current selling trend.
  • Developed vendor base and identified programs within each category to buy that complemented the current on order assortment and were perceived on trend for the current season.
  • Expanded the denim program offering in retail stores and E-commerce by effectively testing additional styles in store tiers and introducing E-com exclusive styles.
  • Coordinated communication between the visual and cross-functional teams regarding key marketing changes, signage, in-store promotion strategies, and placement of markdown styles.
Assistant Buyer, 06/2012 - 01/2014
Back Country Store Madison, WI,
  • Assisted the Junior Buying Department in forecasting and analyzing weekly sales reports, marketing trend reports, trend sheets, and hind sights Managed daily shipping and TOP approvals by administering a Purchase Order Event Tracking report Maintained buyer and vendor relationships by assisting sales meetings and followed up on overall buy Managed the open-to-buy and liquidity for the bottoms buyer; ensured that markdowns were taken each cycle Negotiated over 15 buys with existing vendors in order to drive sales and increase IMU% Initiated new vendor relationships by opening new accounts with 10+ Junior bottom vendors Created a monthly In-Store Marketing report to effectively showcase in-store merchandise according to season Assisted in the seasonal ad for the Juniors department by creating style-outs and ensured styles were proper according to trend Effectively utilized merchandising systems, warehouse systems, and spreadsheet applications (i.e.
  • RMS, RDW, Excel).
Event Coordinator, 09/2011 - 05/2012
Pyramid Hotel Group Jacksonville, FL,
  • Assisted and coordinated over 25 corporate promotional events which consisted of composing a list of vendors, obtaining different venue options, and negotiating final contracts for the project.
  • Developed proposals and presentations for possible clients ranging from promotional to advertising displays and managed key social media accounts for 3 corporate clients.
  • Obtained over 5 corporate sponsorships for our event and maintained a professional relationship to ensure future sponsorship and collaboration.
Product Development Intern, 05/2011 - 08/2011
Bass Pro Shops Lincoln, NE,
  • Created a sample database that contained 1,500+ design developments Assisted sales meetings between sales associates and corporate buyers Identified sales prospects resulting in long-term profitable relationships Collaborated with sales team to develop trend boards and identify buyer's needs Processed merchandise orders, organized logistics, and followed-up with clients to ensure products have been received.
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration Marketing, Expected in June 2013
California State University of Long Beach - Long Beach, CA
GPA: GPA: 3.7
Business Administration Marketing GPA: 3.7
Adobe Photoshop, ad, advertising, Basic, color, com, contracts, clients, database, E-commerce, Fashion, financial, forecasting, functional, Illustrator, inventory, logistics, Mac, managing, marketing, meetings, Merchandising, Excel, Microsoft Word, negotiating, peak, photography, presentations, pricing, product development, promotion, proposals, RDW, retail, RMS, selling, sales, sales reports, shipping, Spanish Language, spreadsheet, Translation, trend

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  • California State University of Long Beach

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