We are now seeking a Japanese/English Bilingual Apparel Buyer for our client. The company is a leading clothing and fashion accessories chain from Japan, and just opened its first U.S. store on Melrose Avenue January 2018. Its third store is opening in coming July!
A successful Buyer will have a strong sense of urgency, thrives in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment. They will have excellent negotiation skills, a refined sense of fashion and an innate ability to select product that delights our guests.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Through daily buying you will influence the planning for each season, holiday and marketed event
Responsible for forecasting customer’s demand and market trends
Influence pricing of inventory to ensure greatest margin and sales potential
Nurture strong vendor relationships to ensure that we continue to receive quality products at competitive prices
Daily follow through with vendors to ensure that all shipments are received on-time and accurately
Assist in analyzing and reacting to market trends through execution
Develop a thorough understanding of the needs, wants and expectations of the consumer
Build on a comprehensive understanding of the marketplace and competitors
Analyze brand and category successes to optimize performance and improve future decision making
Negotiate offerings, terms, pricing and other terms of business
Effectively manage and support direct reports to develop and meet the needs of the business
In depth understanding of fashion brands and apparel ls a big plus.
Strong fashion sense and a keen eye for envisioning and interpreting fashion trends
Must be highly organized and detail-oriented. Able to work independently with limited supervision. Must be able to multitask, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Knowledgeable of HTML, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and PhotoShop is preferable.
Previous retail customer service experience is a big plus.
$32K-42K / year
Type of employment:
10:00am - 9:00pm
Shifts ranges from early and late, weekends and weekdays.
22519 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
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